Institution subordinate to the Department of Culture of Moscow
Institution subordinate to the Department of Culture of Moscow

QUEEN BEST HITS

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25 June 2020
Moscow International House of Music (),
Moscow, Kosmodamianskaya Embankment, 52, bldg 8
Beginning at 19:00
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Program

  • Queen Best Hits Show Must Go On! The unforgettable voice of Freddie Mercury will forever remain in our memory. We cannot forget his legendary HITS and want to give them eternal life. For all fans of the great Freddie Mercury, the new project of «Russian Philharmonic» - «Queen Best Hits». New life and new sound of the legendary hits of Queen and the album Barcelona! A hurricane of emotions, a complete immersion in an atmosphere of endless musical drive in the rich sound of a large symphony orchestra, large-scale backing vocals, a rock band, Swedish rock singers, an opera prima of the Bolshoi Theater and a charismatic conductor. New Life 15 Queen's legendary hits, including Bohemian Rhapsody, We are the Champions, Don’t Stop Me Now, We Will Rock You, Show Must Go On, as well as 8 tracks from the Barcelona album! On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the release of the Barcelona album, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra Russian Philharmonic decided to realize the idea of Freddie Mercury to perform all the songs of the album with a symphony orchestra. In March 2017, work began on preparations for this project. Five arrangers from Sweden, the UK and Russia created all the musical material. The grandiose cast of more than 100 musicians: Swedish musicians rock singers Magnus Backlund, Johan Boding and conductor Ulf Wadenbrand, soloist of the Bolshoi Theater Daria Zykova, backing vocals consisting of soloists of the Yurlov Chapel (16 people), rock band and Moscow Symphony Orchestra "Russian Philharmonic" (80 people). The concert presentation took place on April 18, 2018 at the Moscow International House of Music and was a resounding success. The amazing creative union of two brilliant musicians of the 20th century Montserrat Caballe and Freddie Mercury gave birth to the one-of-a-kind album “Barcelona”. It all started in March 1987, when Freddie met with Montserrat in Barcelona. Then he gave her a cassette with several of his new songs. Caballe liked these works, and she even performed one of them at a concert in Covent Garden in London to the great surprise of Freddy. The release of the joint album was preceded by two performances by Freddie and Montserrat, they performed the famous Barcelona, which Freddie dedicated to the hometown of Caballe. On October 8, 1988, three songs from this album were performed at the La Nit Festival in Barcelona: Golden Boy, How Can I Go On, and Barcelona. For Freddie Mercury, this was the last performance. The title track of the Barcelona album was the anthem of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

Conductor

  • Roberto MOLINELLI (Italy)

Soloists

  • Magnus BACKLUND, vocals (Sweden)
  • Johan BODING, vocals (Sweden)
  • Daria ZYKOVA, soprano
  • Moscow Symphony Orchestra “Russian Philharmonic”