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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Trans Siberian Orchestra

The Trans Siberian Orchestra finished its 2009 tour in Dallas, Texas yesterday with dynamic music and a colorful light show. The orchestra, which they refer to as TSO, is neither from Siberia, nor a foreign country but the New York founder, Paul O'Neill, was inspired by the Trans Siberian Railway, which connects isolated cultures, and the name Trans Siberian Orchestra was formed. His goal was to develop a new sound. Their Christmas Carols (Christmas Eve and Other Stories) played in a rock opera style have been a huge success starting with Christmas in Sarajevo. The story behind the music for this particular arrangement is of a man returning to war torn Bosnia and amongst the rubble he took out his cello and began to play. You can read more about the story here


K9friend said...

I love their music. It's so much fun to hear!

Helen Ginger said...

I've never been to a TSO event, but have heard from others that they are fabulous. From your pictures, it seems to be an incredible light show to go with the music.

Straight From Hel