Saturday, March 8, 2014

Megadeth: San Diego Symphony prepare for show with Dave Mustaine

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine will be a featured soloist with the San Diego Symphony next month, and associate conductor Ken-David Masur says he is looking forward to the event.

"This is a completely different kind of concept and experience that is basically being pioneered by this collaboration," Masur tells The Valley News. "We will perform the Roman Carnival overture by Berlioz to set [Mustaine] up as a soloist, and he will come out like all the other great soloists in the world come up on stage, and then we will perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons."

The concert, billed as "Symphony Interrupted", will take place at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, California on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Masur said that in a concert hall, instruments need little or no amplification, and will sound as they are.

"I don’t have to be loud, I just have to sound good," Mustaine said with a chuckle.

Masur said he is excited to connect with Mustaine, and that they both love great music and aim to share their different perspectives in the program.

"It was clear to me that [Mustaine] sees himself as a musician in the whole sense," explains Masur, “and actually it’s been also very humbling that he would like to perform with the symphony."

Following the San Diego Syphony event, Mustaine and Megadeth will launch of a world tour in support of their latest album, “Super Collider”; the treek will see the band hit more than 25 countries across four continents starting April 17 in Las Vegas.

Check out a list of Megadeth’s world tour dates here.

See also:

Megadeth prepare to launch world tour
Megadeth: Dave Mustaine with San Diego Symphony poster unveiled
Megadeth to release Icon compilation
Megadeth bassist releases Making Music Your Business audiobook
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