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Music: Sting and The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

By Steve Rosen · July 13th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends
Symphonic Pops concerts long ago discovered Rock. The legendary Arthur Fiedler and his Boston Pops Orchestra, for instance, scored a hit single with their timely version of The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in 1964, the same year as the British Invasion kicked off.

But now Rock and Pop musicians and orchestras are trying some interesting new experiments to try to keep fresh, and maybe reinvent, an approach that too often has become formulaic.

One upcoming local example occurs Tuesday when Sting brings his own symphonic roadshow to Riverbend. He's traveling with the 45-piece Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra led by Steven Mercurio, who conducted Cincinnati Opera’s 2008 production of Florencia en Amazon.

Read Steven Rosen's full story here.



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