ROCKTOPIA is a revolutionary performance celebrating the fusion of classical music with classic rock. ROCKTOPIA LIVE IN BUDAPEST: A CLASSICAL (R)EVOLUTION was filmed live at the world-famous Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest in June 2016 specifically for PBS, conducted by Randall Craig Fleischer. The broadcast features six world-class vocalists, five top notch rock musicians, the 40-member Hungarian Opera Choir and the 65-piece Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra. ROCKTOPIA delivers one-of-a-kind musical arrangements featuring the works of classical composers, rock bands and artists including Mozart, Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Heart, Beethoven, Styx, Foreigner, Rachmaninoff, Pink Floyd, Copland, The Who and more.
ROCKTOPIA LIVE IN BUDAPEST: A CLASSICAL (R)EVOLUTION is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning November 26, 2016 (check local listings). Support your local PBS station by pledging to receive the DVD and CD which features full length versions of these musical mash ups.
See ROCKTOPIA live this Spring when the first tour kicks off in North America. Best seats and meet and greet opportunities will be available through your local PBS station. The live tour will perform with local symphonies and choirs across the country and will feature even more dynamic performances than what’s featured on the DVD and broadcast.