The Mobile Symphony Orchestra to perform The Music of Queen

MOBILE, AL—Playing an entirely new rhapsody—a Bohemian rhapsody, in fact—the Mobile Symphony Orchestra will perform The Music of Queen at the Saenger Theatre on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8 p.m. Under the direction of conductor Brent Havens, the MSO will be amplified by a full rock band and accompanied by vocalist Brody Dolyniuk as he revives the spirit of Freddie Mercury with such Queen classics as “We Will Rock You,” “We Are The Champions,” and more.

 

“The production will be very much in sync with what Queen did in their own concerts,” Scott Speck, music director for the Mobile Symphony said. “The forces of a full symphony orchestra—wrapped around the original sound of the band—will result in an unforgettable combination of high energy and fun music.”

 

“The music of Queen is the soundtrack of several generations,” Gregg Gustafson, Mobile Symphony’s chief executive officer said. “The songs span four decades, and today are heard on the radio, in stadiums, and on television.”

 

Playing music from every Queen album—Classic Queen, A Night at the Opera, Shear Heart Attack, Jazz, News of the World, A Kind of Magic, The Works, and more—Queen fans will hear familiar favorites as well as the forgotten gems recorded by Queen and Freddie over the years. Las Vegas star Dolyniuk will handle the complex and difficult task of covering Freddie Mercury’s vocals and leading the band through the set.

 

ABOUT BRODY DOLYNIUK

Brody Dolyniuk is a multi-faceted, self-taught musician who began his professional music career playing in piano bars. A chance meeting with a pair of star-shaped sunglasses led to forming an Elton John tribute band Brody called Yellow Brick Road. Soon YBR began going outside the EJ catalog to perform other classic rock giants such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and more.

Within a year, YBR was a steady working band in the Las Vegas music scene and had cultivated a large local following. YBR also became an in-demand choice for the corporate entertainment market.

After 14 years of solid work, Brody stepped down as front man for YBR to pursue other avenues, namely his role as a vocalist for Windborne Music’s touring symphony shows, singing the Music of Queen and The Who.

Now residing in Southern California, Brody continues to tour, as well as perform as a producer and session musician.

 

ABOUT BRENT HAVENS

Berklee-trained arranger/conductor Brent Havens has written music for orchestras, feature films and television. Havens has also 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 more than 150,000 fans. He has worked with some of the world’s greatest orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic in London, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the San Diego Symphony and countless others.

Havens is arranger/guest conductor for seven symphonic rock programs – the Music of Led Zeppelin, the Music of the Doors, the Music of Pink Floyd, the Music of the Eagles, the Music of Queen, the Music of Michael Jackson and most recently, the Music of The Who!

 

TICKETS ON SALE TO PUBLIC—December 10, 2012, 9 a.m.

 

Tickets to see The Music of Queen range from $35 – $83 and limited box seats for $100. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, Dec. 10, at 9 a.m. at the Mobile Symphony Box Office, 257 Dauphin Street, or charge by phone at 251-432-2010 or online at mobilesymphony.org. Mobile Symphony season ticket holders may purchase tickets beginning Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. by calling the MSO box office.

 

“You heard us do Led Zeppelin and you heard us do Pink Floyd,” Gustafson said. “This year, we WILL rock you and the Saenger in a concert you will remember forever.”

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