K.C. Symphony to Play Pink Floyd and Rolling Stones
The Kansas City Symphony is presenting a couple of concerts paying tribute to a couple of iconic rock bands. The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd.
On Friday February 14 the orchestra presents "The Music of Pink Floyd with the Kansas City Symphony". "Experience the unique sounds of Pink Floyd as your Kansas City Symphony and a full rock band perform timeless hits by one of the most influential groups of all time." According to their site songs that will be performed include "Dark Side of the Moon", "Another Brick In the Wall", "Comfortably Numb" and "Wish You Were Here."
I'm not a big Pink Floyd fan myself, but I've always appreciated how well written and performed the group's music is. There's a precision that I think lends itself well to orchestration. And I think hearing their music performed by a symphony would be an exciting and interesting aural experience.
The Rolling Stones, that for me is a little more of a stretch. I can get behind a bar band doing a cover of a Rolling Stones song. That said I can't picture an orchestra performing it. Yet you can experience that on Friday and Saturday March 13 and 14 when they'll perform "The Music of the Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards 1969".
According to their site, "Your Kansas City Symphony and Windborne present a full rock band with the orchestra to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones iconic albums, Beggar’s Banquet and Let It Bleed. Hear classic hits "Gimme Shelter," "Midnight Rambler" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want," plus rock anthems "Brown Sugar," "I Can’t Get No Satisfaction" and many more!"
You can click on the title of either of these shows to get more information on the show, ticket prices and even purchase tickets if you desire.