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Metallica Show S&M Tribute with a symphony orchestra in the Kremlin Palace

Фото Metallica Show S&M Tribute with a Symphony Orchestra.

In April 1999 american conductor Michael Kamen together with Metallica recorded a unique concert called S&M - Symphony and Metallica. Worldwide-known rockers backed by a San-Francisco Symphony played 21 song before the multi-thousand crowd. Because of complex arrangments the show had to be split in two days.

Later the band and the famour conducted received a Grammy for "The Call of Ktulu" track, and the double DVD became a cult. But the most intriguing fact about that concert was that it became unique literally! Even that the DVD turned multi-platinum, the band never tried to repeat that show. In a few years Michael Kamen died, and all hopes for this kind of a live show dissappeared. Moreover, it turned out to be the final recording of Jason Newsted as a Metallica bassist, and after that release the most famous rock band in the world got submerged into hiatus.

15 years later, a lot of fans would like to get a feeling of that legendary show, but the complexity of this grandiose performance scares off even professional show producers. But after longsome thinking, creative work over supercomplex arrangements, orchestral rehearsals, tiresome castings, creation of sound and light decors, a team of like-minded professionals dares to revive the legendary show, combine heavy metal with a symphony orchestra and to breathe a new life into classical hit singles: Nothing Else Matters, Enter Sandman, Master of Puppets...

The musical art director is Viktor Babarikin, an Honored Artist of the Republic of Belarus and a conductor of the Presidential Orchestra. His musical team accomanied the best musicians in the world: Demis Roussos, Sarah Connor, Dmitri Hvorostovsky. But one of the most interesting collaborations was working with legendary Scorpions. Viktor Babarikin is one of the very few academical musicians that understands and enjoys heavy rock.

Metallica Show went through dozens of rehearsals with comnpletely different set-ups - starting from a virtuoso quartet to a full 60-man symphonic orchestra. Persistent work of four top-level arrangers, a conductor and rock musicians allowed us to align every single note - bearing in mind that there are several thousand pages of scores!

A turning point in the show creation was inviting professional musicians instead of a regular tribute band. The heroes on the night are already reknown musicians not only in Russia; the audience always meets them with delight. It's not an exaggeration: some fans prefer Metallica Show over Metallica itself!

After a few dozens of gigs in Russia the show boasts more than 30 thousand tickets sold. So the choice of the Kremlin Palace is not accidental. After 5000 people in Crocus City Hall the show returns to the heart of Moscow, the most prestigious and famous music hall in Russia. Six thousand seats, superb lighting, but, most importantly - the sound of incredible clarity and power.

We invited the Big Moscow Symphonic Orchestra called "Russian Philharmony", that has been succesfully touring the best concert halls in the world with an imminent success. It's one of the best orchestras in Russia that can perform both rock and classical music, with over a hundred shows every year.

Naturally the S&M songs will be performed, but the real zest of the show will be additional Metallica songs with special orchestral arrangements never heard before. Even Metallica themselves hadn't played them this way! Moreover, despite of the show complexity, the original two-day concert will be performed at once throughout the overwhelming 2.5 hour production.

We have to mention that the show is held in English to match it with the best international music shows - and the project advances worldwide in 2018 already: the shows are planned in Paris, Prague, Mexico and Santiago.

Don't miss your chance to listen to a classic Metallica concert with the best possible production on the 26th of April in the Kremlin Palace!

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