VCU Choral Arts will partner with the VCU Symphonic Wind Ensemble to honor the life and work of Freddie Mercury, who tragically died of AIDS in 1991. Students will perform Bohemian Rhapsody (accompanied by a full rock band) and a new piece by Tolga Kashif, inspired by the music of Queen. The concert will begin with works by Martini, Barber and Brahms–pieces that deal with grief, despair and triumph.
Erin Freeman will conduct the Choral Arts Society, and Terry Austin will conduct the University Band.
Tickets are $7 in advance, or $10 at the door. Free for VCU students with ID. The concert will take place in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall of the Singleton Center.