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Pacific Symphony Pops Will Rock You With "Music Of Queen" Concert, April 26 & 27

Orange County, CA — April 09, 2019

Epic rock riffs and majestic symphonic strings will come together in perfect harmony as Pacific Symphony pays tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time. Joined by high energy band and vocalists Windborne, the Symphony performs hits such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions,” “Killer Queen,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and many more! The orchestra opens the show with a performance by violinist Aubree Oliverson of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Gardel's “Por una Cabeza” (the tango heard in “Scent of a Woman” and in the famous Arnold Schwarzenegger/Jamie Lee Curtis dance scene in “True Lies”) and a medley of hits by The Beatles.

Tickets for “Music of Queen” start at $50 with performances on April 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. This concert is part of the 2018-19 Pops series that features “music’s most enduring favorites backed by the “Hollywood” sounds of Pacific Symphony,” sponsored by The Westin, PBS SoCal and K-Earth 101. This concert has been generously sponsored by Nancy & Rick Muth and ORCO Block and Hardscape. For more information or to purchase tickets call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.

Premiering in 2009, Windborne's classic rock symphony show “The Music of Queen!” has quickly garnered critical and fan acclaim, especially since the arrival of the blockbuster Queen biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The band stays as close as possible to the original recordings and the orchestra is "wrapped" around that original sound. Lots of vocals, lots of harmonic structure and a perfect group to be accompanied by an orchestra. High energy, fun music and the familiarity of the songs make the show a fun one both to play and to see. Vegas veteran Brody Dolyniuk handles the complex and difficult task of representing Freddie Mercury's vocals. Brody handles the assignment comfortably and sounds amazing leading the band and orchestra through the selected songlist.

Twenty-year-old violinist Aubree Oliverson, who will perform several light selections on the first half of the program, is a charismatic performer and communicator who loves sharing the joys of music with people of all ages. The Miami New Times has raved about her “endearing and powerful performance, brimming with confidence and joy.” Since her solo debut with the Utah Symphony at age 11, Oliverson has committed herself to the life of a performing artist. This commitment has garnered several accolades already at a young age, including her Carnegie Hall Weill Hall recital debut at age 12 as winner of the American Protégé International Strings Competition, several featured performances on NPR’s hit radio show From The Top, a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation Award, and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts Award, the highest honor the U.S. government can bestow on a high school student. During the 2018-19 season, Oliverson makes her recital debuts at SOKA Performing Arts Center and the Grand Teton Music Festival’s Winter Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She also performs as soloist with various orchestras in the Los Angeles area.

Albert-George Schram last conducted Pacific Symphony earlier this season for Jackie Evancho’s Christmas concert, and continues to conduct various Pops concerts. Primarily as a Pops conductor, Schram has worked with artists such as James Taylor, Chris Botti. Boyz II Men, LeAnn Rimes, Olivia Newton-John, Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin. He is currently the resident staff conductor of the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony and Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. He has also conducted the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, The Louisville Orchestra, Spokane Symphony, San Antonio Symphony and The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Artists, programs, prices and dates are subject to change.

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