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The Queen Symphony

Contra Costa Wind Symphony

When: Sat., April 17, 8 p.m. 2010

The Contra Costa Wind Symphony will perform a six-movement symphony based on Queen's greatest hits at the Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church (1801 Lacassie Ave., Walnut Creek) on Saturday, Apr. 17. The Queen Symphony, which took British composer TolgaKashif over four years to complete, is a classical re-imagining of more than a dozen songs, including "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You," and "Killer Queen," --complete with horn, string, and choral arrangements. Britain's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra premiered Kashif's opus in 2002, and since then it has sold out concert halls around the world, from Turkey to Sydney. Accompanying the 65-piece wind symphony in its performance are pianist Nathan Cheung, violinist Tyler Lewis, cellist Greg Colburn, and the combined choirs of Monte Vista and SanRamonValley high schools. 8 p.m., $10.

Tessa Stuart

Price: $10

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