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The Music of Queen

Friday, September 20—Saturday, September 21, 2024

Friday, September 20—Saturday, September 21, 2024
Orchestra Hall
2 hours
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"We will, we will ROCK YOU!" Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, conductor and arranger Brent Havens takes the podium for a tribute to one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Performed by the DSO and a full rock band, join us for a kaleidoscope of Queen's greatest hits, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “Somebody to Love,” and so much more.

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Brent Havens

conductor

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 ABC Family Channel Network, commercials, sports music for networks such as ESPN, and even cartoons. 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 over 150,000 fans. He has worked with some of the world's greatest orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic and the BBC Concert Orchestra in London, the CBSO in Birmingham, England, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony, the Nashville Symphony, Orchestra of Opera North in Leeds, England, and countless others. 

Havens recently completed the score for the film Quo Vadis, a Premier Pictures remake of the 1956 gladiator film. In 2013 he worked with the Baltimore Symphony and the NFL's Baltimore Ravens to arrange and produce the music for the Thanksgiving Day halftime show between the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, adapting both classical music and rock songs into a single four-minute show. Havens is the Arranger/Guest Conductor for all of the symphonic rock programs for Windborne Music.

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