Mission: Possible for 7th graders ‘Onstage’

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Mission: Possible for 7th graders ‘Onstage’

Mission: Possible for 7th graders ‘Onstage’

Mission: Possible for 7th graders ‘Onstage’

This is the 10th in a series of profiles highlighting the finalists of Morristown Onstage, to be held March 1 at the Mayo Performing Arts Center.

MORRISTOWN – Four Frelinghuysen Middle School students will take the Mayo Performing Arts Center stage this March for Morristown Onstage, performing one of the most unique acts of the night.

The string quartet of seventh graders will perform the theme song to “Mission: Impossible” with their instruments.

Named V2C2 after the two violas and two cellos used in the performance, the group wanted to put a classic spin on the modern movie score.

The four 13-year-olds performing the tune are Morristown residents Owen Genrich, Justin Gregor, Nate Creamer and Dylan Kratochvil. The quartet has played together since the fourth grade and currently perform as part of the Frelinghuysen Middle School Chamber Orchestra.

The foursome was inspired by 2Cellos, a duo that has made its mark aggressively playing pop and rock songs on their classical instruments. They saw them perform last year at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, and fell in love with the marriage of modern songs and traditional instruments.

So they decided to take their love of classical music and do the same, forming V2C2 about three months ago and practicing the theme to one of their favorite movies as one of their first songs.

They said they decided to audition for Morristown Onstage for fun, and to have a reason to hang out and play music. The “Mission: Impossible” theme was chosen because it would be both fun and recognizable to the audience.

Leading up to the show they plan to practice, take a few breaks to shoot pool, and practice some more.

V2C2 said they play to try their hardest on stage, but remind themselves that they formed their group to have fun.

And for anyone with keen eyesight on March 1, they said one of their four bow ties is a clip-on and dared the audience to guess which one is the fake.

Staff Writer Michael Izzo: 973-428-6636; mizzo@GannettNJ.com

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