Uncharted Series

Steve Hackman's Tchaikovsky X. Drake

Hilbert Circle Theatre

Indianapolis, Indiana
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Oct
19

The Performance

Returning for its second year, the Uncharted Series by creator Steve Hackman continues to bring you exciting and creative musical fuse productions between pop hits and classical standards. Steve Hackman’s Tchaikovsky X. Drake is a symphonic synthesis that blends the music of two composer-romanticists separated by almost a century. Fifteen songs of Drake are woven into Tchaikovsky’s epic Fifth Symphony in every way imaginable. We hear Drake’s melodies soaring in tandem with Tchaikovsky’s; his raps motoring almost impossibly with Tchaikovsky’s rhythmic figures; then vignettes of Drake’s music with Tchaikovsky’s motives and melodies superimposed over top. Every possibility of synthesis is joyfully and beautifully explored. Joining the full symphony orchestra are three singers (India Carney – Top 3 on NBC’s The Voice and backup singer for Katy Perry; Malia Civetz- Warner-Chappell artist with one million plays on Spotify; Mario Jose, on tour with Postmodern Jukebox and Pentatonix), rapper Jecorey Arthur (1200). The performance includes Nick Clark on bass and TaRon Lockett on drums. Conductor/creator Steve Hackman also plays piano for several interludes, and the piece features and extensive Bach-like cello solo as a prelude to the fourth movement.

Warning: explicit content is included in this performance. Parental discretion is advised.

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