Trans-Siberian Orchestra to bring Beethoven to CT

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra have announced plans to bring their “Beethoven’s Last Night” tour to New England this spring. The rock orchestra, best known for their Christmastime albums, will perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Sunday, April 10. Tickets for the show are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $31.

On the upcoming tour, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will be performing their 2000 album Beethoven’s Last Night in its entirety. The spectacle, which TSO founder Paul O’Neill calls “Rock Theater”, combines a theatrical performance with arena rock concert

The album is based on the life of one of the most prolific composer the world has ever seen, Ludwig Van Beethoven. O’Neill explains in a press release, “I was always fascinated by Beethoven. Beethoven did not come from a rich family, made his way to Vienna which, at that time was the capitol of the musical world, and by the time he was 21, was recognized as one of the greatest piano players. By the time he was 25, he realized he was going completely deaf and if he had just crawled into a corner and given up on life, nobody would have judged him harshly. But instead he went on to write some of the greatest music that has ever been created, music that would bring joy, happiness, peace to countless billions of people but, that he himself would never hear.”

In related news, TSO fans can also catch their latest television special “The Birth of Rock Theater” on PBS. Details can on dates and locations can be found here. A sneak peak of the performance is streaming below.

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