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Tchaikovsky X. Drake

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tchaikovsky x. Drake

Tchaikovsky X. Drake is a remarkable orchestral blend that merges the music of two romantic-era composers, albeit separated by nearly a century. Drake’s twenty-two songs are seamlessly integrated into Piotr Tchaikovsky’s iconic Fifth Symphony, where the lyrics of Drake further the narrative of Tchaikovsky’s composition. The performance showcases Drake’s melodies harmonizing with Tchaikovsky’s and his raps aligning with Tchaikovsky’s rhythmic figures. This combination also includes sections where Drake’s tunes are layered over Tchaikovsky’s melodies and motifs. The symphony explores every conceivable aspect of this unique synthesis, producing an outcome that’s both delightful and aesthetically pleasing. This performance comprises a full orchestra, three singers, one rapper, a drummer, and a bassist, providing a harmonious balance between romantic orchestral melodies and a modern fusion of hip-hop and classical music. The conductor and creator, Steve Hackman, also steps in as a pianist for several interludes and songs.


July 9
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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San Diego Symphony
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The Rady Shell at Jacob Parks
222 Marina Park Way
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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