It's rock with a symphonic twist. Over on the CMU campus, there's a cool, fun way to experience some of your favorite rock classics.

I can't confess to know exactly what I'm talking about. I've not seen this show. From all accounts, it looks to be something very cool. I've seen several rock shows where a symphony, whether it was just a few instruments, or an entire orchestra, where part of the show. Rush on their "Clockwork Angels" tour had several "non-rock" instruments in part of the show. Kansas recently toured with the University of Kansas orchestra as part of their 40th anniversary "Leftoverture" tour. The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd have done the same. This CMU "Rockestra" show is similar but unique in its own way.

Ray Michaels

The performances take place the Robinson Theater on the CMU campus and other venues around town. "Rockestra" shows raise funds for the CMU Music Department's scholarship fund. The concerts include classic rock & roll from the 50s to now including music by Kansas, Styx, Foreigner, Def Leppard, Journey, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, and others. The schedule was recently released.

Let There Be ROCK!
August 19; 7:30pm
CMU Quad
FREE Concert
VIP Tent: $25 includes 3 drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres

Women Who ROCK!
November 4; 7:30pm
Avalon Theatre
Tickets: $25
VIP Tickets: $50 includes 3 drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres

Ages of ROCK!
January 13; 7:30pm
Robinson Theatre
Tickets: $20/$25
VIP Tickets: $45 includes 3 drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres

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