QUEEN BEST HITS. The Russian Philharmonic Moscow City Symphony Orchestra

QUEEN BEST HITS. The Russian Philharmonic Moscow City Symphony Orchestra: (on December 15, Friday) in THE STATE KREMLIN PALACE. Purchase of tickets. & #9742; +7(495) 620-78-46.

State Kremlin Palace The Kremlin, The State Kremlin Palace
Moscow, 103132 RU


QUEEN BEST HITS. The Russian Philharmonic Moscow City Symphony Orchestra

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15 December

Show Must Go On! Freddie Mercury's unforgettable voice will forever remain in our memory. We cannot forget his legendary HITS and want to give them eternal life.

The Queen – Greatest Hits new project of the Russian Philharmonic is intended for all fans of great Freddie Mercury. This is a new life and a new sound of the legendary hits of the "Queen" and Freddie Mercury's solo album "Barcelona".

The audience will be treated to a hurricane of emotion, full immersion in the atmosphere of an endless musical drive in the rich sound of a large symphony orchestra, large-scale back-vocals, a rock band, Swedish rock singers, an opera prima of the Bolshoi Theatre, and a charismatic conductor. New life of 15 legendary hits of the "Queen", including “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We are the Champions”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”,  “We Will Rock You”, “Show Must Go On”, as well as 10 songs from the Barcelona album . To the 30th anniversary of the release of the Barcelona album, the Russian Philharmonic Moscow City Symphony orchestra decided to implement the idea of Freddie Mercury to perform all the songs of the album with a symphony orchestra.

The preparation for this project began in March 2017. Five orchestrators from Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Russia created all the musical material. The huge number of performers: more than 100 musicians, including rock singers from Sweden Magnus Bäcklund, Johan Boding together with the conductor Ulf Wadenbrandt, soloist of the Bolshoi Theater Daria Zykova, backing vocals consisting of the soloists of Yurlov Russian State Academic choir (16 people), rock band and the Moscow City Symphony orchestra - Russian Philharmonic (80 people). The concert presentation took place on April 18, 2018 in the Moscow International House of Music and was an absolute success.

The amazing creative union of two brilliant 20th-century musicians Montserrat Caballe and Freddie Mercury gave life to a unique album entitled "Barcelona". It all began in March 1987, when Freddie met with Montserrat in Barcelona. He gave her a cassette with a few of his new songs. Caballe liked these works, and she even performed one of them at her concert at Covent Garden in London to the great surprise of Freddie. The release of the joint album was preceded by two performances by Freddie and Montserrat; they sang the famous “Barcelona”, which Freddie dedicated to the hometown of Caballe.  On October 8, 1988, three songs from this album were performed at the La Nit festival in Barcelona: “Golden Boy”, “How Can I Go On” and “Barcelona”. This was the last performance of Freddie Mercury.
The title song of the album "Barcelona" became the anthem of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona. The year 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the album's release.
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