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TARJA TURUNEN, MIKE TERRANA - To Release Classical/Rock Live Album

Tarja Turunen (ex Nightwish) and Mike Terrana (Rage, Axel Rudi Pell, Masterplan, Yngwie Malmsteen) are about to release a classical/rock collaboration, Beauty & The Beat, next month. Beauty & The Beat transcends any ordinary concert. It's an awe-inspiring performance of a wide range of classical compositions and traditional rock songs sewn together by an orchestra and choir. Originally intended as a novel, one-time event in 2011, the show garnered critical adoration from fans and media alike. In the Spring of 2013, former Nightwish songstress, Turunen, and drummer Terrana, brought these eclectic sounds to the stage again, touring throughout the world, from Poland to Russia to Mexico, all captured on the 2XCD set, Beauty & The Beat.
Tarja commented: ""The idea of having a symphonic orchestra, choir and Mr. Terrana on drums was originally mine. Mike has done a recording with drums over classical pieces that I think is great. I immediately imagined it performed live on a stage with a real orchestra as a part of a bigger concept. I believe this kind of combination of instruments, particularly playing mainly classical music, is very unique. I have been making collaborations with orchestras before and I could foresee a great outcome. Our main goal with these kind of concerts is that the younger audience experiences the beauty and power of a symphonic orchestra and choir. Hopefully it will serve as an introduction to classical music for some of our fans."
Terrana jokingly adds: "It's obvious that I provide the beat and Tarja provides the beauty."
The compositions comprising Beauty & The Beat include classic pieces by Bach, Strauss, Mozart and Rossini, without neglecting pure rock numbers from Led Zeppelin, Queen and Tarja's own work. It's all combined with an orchestra and choir with more than one-hundred musicians on stage, an enormous sound, spirited drum work and Tarja's angelic voice. Below you can watch the official trailer. Beauty & The Beat will be released at the end of this month. Link