Saturday May 30, 2009 - Sold out show at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA.
The intro is the pre-party outside the Adler that was held that Saturday evening. The music of the live band for the pre-party Dead Roots is playing in the background. Great turn out for the pre-party and of course you can't do better than a sold out show at the Adler. The camera work is a bit shaky (did not have my tripod) but the sound is amazingly good for such a small handheld video camera.
From the Reader's pre-concert coverage:
It would be easy to accuse Brent Havens of exploiting two things: the fondness people have for some seminal rock bands, and symphonies' need to diversity their audiences.
But his "The Music of" series - which matches a community symphony orchestra, a live traveling rock band, and classic songs - comes from a place of knowledge. Havens, who arranged the songs for orchestra and conducts, began with Led Zeppelin in 1996 and has expanded the repertoire to include Pink Floyd, The Doors, The Eagles, and Queen. The project has included more than 150 shows, two-thirds of which have been Led Zeppelin, Havens said.
When he presents the Music of Led Zeppelin for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's Spring Pops concert on May 30, it will be readily apparent that he knows the band.
(Read the full article here)