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Renegade Orchestra - The Beauty of a Symphony, the Soul of a Rock Band

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Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center 1317 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702

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  • 3 hours
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Doors at 7:30pm ~ Show at 8pm

Step back in time with the Renegade Orchestra!

Have you ever danced the night away to a 20 piece orchestra? The bay area’s own Renegade Orchestra will be presenting a dance filled evening at Ashkenaz Music and Dance Hall on Dec. 16. The string orchestra will be accompanied by a swingin’ rhythm section playing the greatest dance hits of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, along with a little jazzy holiday music.

Come cut a rug to the most swing danceable tunes, from Sing, Sing, Sing to Jingle Bell Rock. Easy dance tempos, a romantic and beautiful sound, and a fun place to come dance!

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Renegade Orchestra - The Beauty of a Symphony, the Soul of a Rock Band

Welcome to the Renegade Orchestra - it’s time to throw out all the old conventions of a quiet, sleepy, stuffy show of musicians locked in straight jackets of tradition.

Clap your hands, tap your feet, and yell all you want - the Renegade Orchestra embraces the virtuosic skills of top bay area musicians and turns them loose on songs orchestras have never or maybe shouldn’t do. No sleepy pop songs, no overly-lush jazz standards, but the pure unbridled fury of what an orchestra can truly do

“Classical Rebels.” The Bohemian

"If there’s one piece of advice I would give to anyone interested in seeing this group perform, it would be to expect the unexpected, or better yet, leave your expectations at the door and go in prepared for a ride. If there’s one thing that’s for certain, it’s that this writer will be catching them again the next time they perform in town." Napa Valley Register

“...Under the baton of co-founder, guitarist and conductor Jason Eckl, [the Renegade Orchestra] turn Nina Simone’s “Sinnerman” into a shimmering string-centric odyssey, capture the classic helter-skelter vibe in Paul McCartney’s and John Lennon’s “Helter Skelter,” find the funk in “What’d I Say” by Ray Charles and crash with vibratory verve through Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.” East Bay Express

“The Renegade Orchestra would rather tackle Hendrix than Handel.” Mercury News

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