The Pops Performs Windbourne’s The Music of Queen
LiveNation Press Release
THE CLEVELAND POPS ORCHESTRA
THE MUSIC OF QUEEN
CONDUCTOR BRENT HAVENS AND VOCALIST TONY VINCENT
FRIDAY, APRIL 24
KEYBANK STATE THEATRE AT PLAYHOUSE SQUARE
Cleveland, OH – Get ready for a night of symphonic proportions when The Cleveland Pops Orchestra and a full rock band perform Queen classic songs in a brilliant combination of passion and power.
Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, conductor/arranger Brent Havens takes the podium to present Windborne’s newest show, The Music of Queen, a program he scored to extend the listening experience of Queen’s exceptional tunes. Performed by The Cleveland Pops Orchestra and amplified with a full rock band and vocals by Tony Vincent, Havens and his ensemble capture Queen’s distinct sound while presenting some familiar and lots of new musical colors.
Berklee-trained arranger/conductor Brent Havens has written music for orchestras, feature films and virtually every kind of television. His TV work includes movies for networks such as ABC, CBS and The Family Channel, commercials, sports music for networks such as ESPN and even cartoons. He worked with the Doobie Brothers and the Milwaukee Symphony, arranging and conducting the combined group for Harley Davidson’s 100th Anniversary Birthday Party Finale attended by over 150,000 fans. Havens most recent film work includes the score for the film “Quo Vadis,” a Premier Pictures remake of the 1956 gladiator film. Havens is Arranger/Guest Conductor for four symphonic rock programs – the Music of Led Zeppelin, the Music of the Doors, the Music of Pink Floyd and the Music of the Eagles and now the Music of Queen.
Delivering a fabulous rendition of Freddie Mercury’s vocals is Tony Vincent, widely known for his appearance as a finalist on NBC’s The Voice and starring on Broadway in Green Day’s American Idiot, Rent and Jesus Christ Superstar. Vincent originated the role of Galileo Figaro in the rock band Queen’s We Will Rock You on London’s West End and has also fronted the band multiple times including an epic performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee, with a live audience of over 1-million people surrounding Buckingham Palace and 200-million viewers globally.
The show has proven a great way to introduce rock fans to the symphony experience. “As with our other shows, I’m sure there are people who are going to come out who have never seen their city’s symphony orchestra and this allows them to experiences something new along with the music that they already love,” says Havens.
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