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Sting - Philharmonic
Sting drops by the Palau Sant Jordi in October as part of his ‘Symphonicity’ tour. The former lead singer of the Police, who begun his global tour in Vancouver this spring, will be performing alongside the much celebrated Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Maestro Steven Mercurio, who has worked with many other stars in the past such as Andrea Bocelli and the late Pavarotti, will be conducting.
‘Symphonicity’ is an interesting play on Police's 1983 album 'Synchronicity'. This current album is a 12 song selection of renditions with orchestra in tow: imagine if you will ‘Roxanne’ and ‘Message in a Bottle’ with tubas, tom toms and lush strings.Touring such an album means that sweaty nightclubs are out and big concert halls most definitely in.
It is a long established fact that the 57 year old is no stranger to merging different genres of music. This time around, Sting, versatile as ever, attempts to further his artistic boundaries to showcase his hits in an entirely different light by presenting them in classical ensembles. Strange as they may seem, these orchestral reworks work rather well and we’re already looking forward to the show.