Long Beach Symphony Blends Classical With Rock in Tribute to The Rolling Stones

Published January 29, 2024

Classical music and rock are joining forces as The Rolling Stones' iconic sound gets a symphonic makeover. This blending of genres promises to offer fans a unique musical experience, featuring timeless rock hits backed by the grandeur of a full orchestra.

Symphonic Stones

The Long Beach Symphony is set to host a special concert that will see them delve into the world of rock 'n' roll. Under the baton of Brent Havens, the concert titled Windborne's Music of the Rolling Stones is anticipated to offer an exhilarating mix of orchestra with rock. Havens enthusiastically shares his vision, "I want people to leave thinking this is one of the coolest things they've ever heard."

A five-member tribute band fronted by Mick Adams, who adeptly captures Mick Jagger's distinctive style, will join the over 50-piece orchestra. Together, they intend to navigate through Rolling Stones classics that span six decades, introducing a robust and artistic layer to the music.

Breaking the Mold

Belonging to the Pops! concert series, the Long Beach Symphony is showcasing its versatility by stepping out of traditional classical confines. With a repertoire that includes heavy hitters such as "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Satisfaction," the event promises to be an unscripted and joyous celebration of music that transcends genre boundaries.

The orchestra's adaptability is not unnoticed, as Havens highlights their exceptional skill: "They can play literally anything...and they kill it. It's a great orchestra." With an atmosphere that encourages attendees to bring food, drinks, and be ready to dance, the scene is set for a communal and spirited affair.

Songs That Resonate

The power of orchestration brings a new depth to certain Stones songs, particularly ballads. Havens mentions, "Songs like 'Wild Horses' and 'Paint it Black'... they’re just taken to another dimension with a full orchestra behind them."

Event Details

The symphonic rock experience is scheduled for 8 p.m. on February 3 at the Long Beach Arena. Fans seeking to partake in this unique musical blend can find tickets starting at $30. With the promise of an unforgettable night where two musical worlds collide, the concert is an exciting venture suitable for fans of both the Stones and symphonic sounds alike.

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