Baltimore Symphony Performs the Music of Queen at Pier Six Pavilion

Program to replace previously scheduled program, The Music of Pink Floyd

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra today announced that it will perform the music of the classic rock band Queen at Pier Six Pavilion on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, conductor/arranger Brent Havens takes the podium to present The Music of Queen, a program Mr. Havens scored to include the full orchestra and an amplified rock band. This concert was previously scheduled to feature the music of the psychedelic English rock band, Pink Floyd.

“Queen has remarkable intergenerational appeal. Some of their greatest hits such as ‘We Are the Champions’ have been around for more than thirty years, yet are just as well known today as at the time of their release. The BSO had a blast performing at Pier Six last summer and is excited to return, especially to play such classic hits.” - BSO Vice President and General Manager, Kendra Whitlock Ingram

Delivering an authentic rendition of Freddie Mercury's stratospheric vocals is Las Vegas star Brody Dolyniuk. "When Brody came out to audition for the show we knew immediately that he had something special,” states Havens. “He not only knew the music but he had clearly listened to every aspect of Freddie's performances. His inflections were spot-on and even the wailing rock sound had that Freddie resonance. Clearly, there will never be another Freddie Mercury, but close your eyes and listen to Brody, and you're going to get something very close."

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 The Family Channel, commercials, sports music for networks such as ESPN and even cartoons. Recently, Havens 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 recently completed the score for the film Quo Vadis, a Premier Pictures remake of the 1956 gladiator film. Havens is arranger/guest conductor for five symphonic rock programs--the Music of Led Zeppelin, the Music of the Doors, the Music of Pink Floyd, the Music of the Eagles and the Music of Queen.

Brody Dolyniuk, lead vocalist
Brody Dolyniuk remembers mimicking voices even as a child, listening to old records and tapes. He is a gifted, self-taught musician, capable of playing several instruments, with a particular knack for capturing the voices and mannerisms of classic characters from music, TV and movies. His first professional gigs were at piano bars in several U.S. cities, where he learned to charm audiences and expand his musical repertoire. With a longing to perform the music of the many rock bands that inspired him, Brody assembled Yellow Brick Road (YBR), unquestionably Las Vegas' most successful classic rock band. Since 1997, YBR has been reshaping the casino entertainment scene by bringing a rock concert atmosphere to showrooms previously reserved for Top-40-style lounge acts. Along the way, Brody has made numerous radio and TV appearances, and earned a spot in the finals of two national singing competitions, and even self-produced several large rock production-style shows utilizing multimedia, lasers, comedy and special effects. In 2007, Brody lent his vocal talents by singing several tracks on the mega-hit video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and has already done several more for the new Konami game Rock Revolution.

COMPLETE PROGRAM INFORMATION
The Music of Queen: A Rock Symphony
Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. – Pier Six Pavilion

Brent Havens, conductor
Brody Dolyniuk, lead vocalist
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Tickets for these performances range from $25 to $45. Tickets are available through tickets.piersixpavillion.com or the Pier Six Box Office at 410-783-4189.

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