Favorite

Holiday blend 

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Verizon Arena. $25-$62.75.

 

I swear, one day, ethnomusicologists will have a field day looking back at Trans-Siberian Orchestra. It's a strange concoction: take equal parts arena rock and classical, fuse with Christmas carols and serve rock opera style. Then sprinkle with violins, 14 vocalists, two narrators, state-of-the-art pyro and lasers and you've about got it. As for studio work, aside from this year's “Night Castle,” a 26-song musical screed of good vs. evil and with a cover in dire need of Fabio's gracing, TSO's previous releases are All Things Christmas, except also for that one album conceived around Beethoven's final living hours. But the live show is where it's at. Much like the Globetrotters, they should be experienced at least once.
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Paul Peterson

  • That’s the spirit

    ‘Simple Christmas’ sticks it to critics.
    • Jan 14, 2010
  • Holiday blend

    Take equal parts arena rock and classical, fuse with Christmas carols and serve rock opera style. Then sprinkle with violins, 14 vocalists, two narrators, state-of-the-art pyro and lasers and you've about got it.
    • Dec 18, 2009
  • Feet can't fail you now

    If you want three decades of culture, history and badass Big Easy sounds rolled up and twisted tight, make plans to see the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Sticky Fingerz.
    • Nov 21, 2009
  • More »

Most Shared

Latest in Top Stories

  • Good for the soul

    The return of Say McIntosh, restaurateur
    • Jun 1, 2010
  • Robocalls are illegal

    Robocalls -- recorded messages sent to thousands of phone numbers -- are a fact of life in political campaigns. The public doesn't like them much, judging by the gripes about them, but campaign managers and politicians still believe in their utility.
    • May 31, 2010
  • Riverfest winds down

    With Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm, Steve Miller Band, Robert Cray, Ludacris and more performing.
    • May 30, 2010
  • More »

Visit Arkansas

Forest bathing is the Next Big Thing

Forest bathing is the Next Big Thing

Arkansas is the perfect place to try out this new health trend. Read all about the what, why, where and how here.

Event Calendar

« »

March

S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation