The music of Queen to get the Detroit Symphony Orchestra treatment for virtual concert

By

comment
We miss you, Freddie! - SCREEN GRAB/YOUTUBE
  • Screen grab/YouTube
  • We miss you, Freddie!

At the heart of Queen, one of the most influential rock bands of all time, is the music, which was the only good part about 2018’s loosely accurate and poorly edited Academy Award-winning biopic (that was shockingly not up for a Razzie), Bohemian Rhapsody.

Though we might not feel like champions, especially after 2020, there’s no reason we shouldn’t celebrate Freddie Mercury’s legacy, Queen’s resurgence, and our uncontrollable desire to scream “Scaramouche” at the top of our lungs while driving. Here to bring the lush orchestral reimagining of Queen’s hit-packed catalog to life is the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

This 45-minute live-streamed hit parade, led by conductor Brent Havens with vocalist Mig Ayesa, might just rock you just as rock royalty intended. Oh, and when you buy a ticket to this event, you can rewatch it as part of on-demand viewing for two weeks following the virtual event.

The virtual concert takes place on Thursday, May 13 at 7:20 p.m.; dso.org. Tickets are $12.

Stay connected with Detroit Metro Times. Subscribe to our newsletters, and follow us on Google News, Apple News, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Reddit.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.