The Music of Queen with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
3554 Walton Blvd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
United States

Event Description:

104.3 WOMC welcomes The Music of Queen with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Sunday July 14, 2019 at Meadow Brrok Amphitheatre! Bridging the gap between rock ‘n’ roll and classical music, conductor and arranger Brent Havens will return to the podium with the acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The orchestra’s performance will also be joined by a full rock band and vocals to showcase Queen’s distinct sound while presenting familiar and new musical colors.

“When I sat down to begin scoring the show, it was amazing how comfortably the orchestra fit within the structure of the music. Innovative chord progressions, wonderful melodies and the astounding vocals of Freddie Mercury make the music a perfect choice to orchestrate. And having world class musicians in every city we present the show makes the music even that much more compelling."

As with the other shows, Havens understands that Queen fans want to hear the original, familiar elements of the music. He therefore followed exact line arrangements and used the orchestra for enhancement.

“As always, we wanted to keep the foundation of the music as close to the originals as we could and then add additional colors to enhance what Queen had done,” says Havens. “The wonderful thing with an orchestra is that you have an entire palette of sounds to call upon. The band is reproducing what Queen did live, as closely as possible within the constraints of personnel, and then having an orchestra behind the band gives the music richness, a whole new feel, a whole different sense of color but still preserving the wonderful music that they originally produced.”