The Music of Queen
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
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 experience something new along with the music that they already love,” says Havens.