Do you love the beautiful melodies of classical music, but also are partial to the intense themes of rock songs? If you’re searching for a perfect hybrid of the two polar-opposite genres, then Rocktopia is the perfect experience for you! An entire performance filled with rock ballads and anthems that are known worldwide with well-known classical melodies. Drawing inspiration from the first rockstars of their kind, classical composers like Bach, Paganini, Beethoven, and Mozart, the incredibly talented and passionate musicians of Rocktopia have created seamless hybrids with famous rock bands that have influenced us, such as Led Zeppelin, U2, Styx, Pink Floyd, and Queen. If you’re searching for a unique and showstopping musical experience unlike any other, check out Rocktopia’s tour dates now!
Rocktopia and Máiréad Nesbitt
The musicians of the Rocktopia tour are thrilled to introduce Máiréad Nesbitt as a guest artist with Rocktopia. Known best for her work with the hugely popular and adored all-female Irish singing group Celtic Woman, Máiréad’s stunning violin skills have earned her rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Appearing on all 11 Celtic Woman albums and recently releasing her newest solo album Hibernia, Máiréad is a talented composer as well as a seasoned violinist, seamlessly intermarrying Irish and Celtic music with Classical themes and melodies. Because of her understanding and exceptional expertise at creating hybrids of Classical and Irish music, bringing Máiréad on as a guest artist for the 2017 Rocktopia tour was a no-brainer. Fans will be thrilled to hear her incredible gift when they enjoy a night with the other brilliantly accomplished Rocktopians. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime musical experience that will leave you breathless and wanting more.
A Brief History of Rocktopia
Rocktopia was co-created by Rob Evan of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and impressive maestro Randall Craig Fischer. Both founders were passionate about Classical music and had a background in the genre and technique, but they both also adored classic rock. Ballads and themes that were connected to their youth from musical greats such as Queen, Pink Floyd, Styx, and The Who were also major influencers of their art, and they set out to find a hybrid of the two. By creating a perfect mix, the well-known Classical melodies would still appeal to the die-hard devotees, but the addition of the rock lyrics and songs would allure a younger crowd of passionate fans. With that, Rocktopia was born, along with a new era of music. The Rocktopia tour is proud to have six of the best vocalists in the word, five prime rock musicians, and tours with local musicians and symphonies across North America. A night spent at a Rocktopia performance is full of stunningly beautiful Classical melodies and the ballads and anthems of classic rock. You’ll sing, clap, tap your toes, and even hold back tears as you remember songs and lyrics from your youth and memories come flooding back. When you leave a Rocktopia concert, you’ll bring the experience with you and it will stay in your heart and mind. Bring your friends or family to a Rocktopia performance for a night full of amazing talent, gorgeous scenery, and of course, unbelievable music.
This one-of-a-kind musical experience will be sure to be a lasting memory for both you and your family or friends. Full of the highest caliber musicians and singers, Rocktopia isn’t only a concert: it’s a walk down memory lane and a fabulous musical adventure for all ages. The addition of Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt will be sure to tickle your ears with glorious classical melodies and ethereal Irish tunes that will bring a celestial air to Rocktopia’s musical lineup. If you’re a devoted fan of Máiréad’s but have never experienced Rocktopia, you’re in for a mind-blowing thrill. The blend of the Rocktopia musical repertoire and Máiréad’s stunning talent will inspire and excite everyone who has the pleasure of hearing their collaboration. Check out the tour dates now to see when Rocktopia is coming to your city or area and prepare yourself for a sensational night of music and memories. Tickets make perfect birthday or anniversary gifts, and we’re sure you’ll leap to your feet after the last note and leave wanting more. For more information, check out Rocktopia’s website now and don’t forget to purchase Máiréad’s newest solo album, Hibernia, available on iTunes and Amazon!