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Symphony Interrupted
A Classical Special Concert
Saturday, April 12, 8pm

Ken-David Masur, conductor
Dave Mustaine, guitar

BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture

VIVALDI: "Summer" and “Winter” from The Four Seasons
BACH: "Air" (on the G string) from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
- Dave Mustaine, guitar

DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9: From the New World

THIS CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Check back with the Ticket Office periodically, as concert tickets may be turned back in, particularly on the day of the show. A ticket standby line will form at 6pm, two hours before the start of the concert. 

In this truly unique concert event, master guitarist Dave Mustaine of the thrash-metal pioneers Megadeth brings his crunchy and energetic sensibility to the great works of classical music which  have inspired him over the course of his Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum-selling career. When Dave Mustaine performs the virtuosic “Summer” and “Winter” movements from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and J.S. Bach’s classic “Air” on the G string, you will see a truly different side of “metal.” The San Diego Symphony will then wow you in the second half of the program with Antonín Dvořák's famous New World Symphony. Following the Dvořák will be Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries," and who knows… someone might just feel inclined to walk back on stage to rejoin the members of the San Diego Symphony in an encore performance where heavy-metallic sparks are sure to fly!

U-T San Diego has just published an in-depth feature story (and accompanying video interview) about Dave Mustaine and his upcoming concert with the San Diego Symphony! 

Our "Symphony Interrupted" concert with Dave Mustaine is making waves in the heavy metal world! See this article for details and a wild concert poster!

Apparently, Classical + Metal = The New Hot Thing: Lang Lang performed at the 2014 Grammys® with Dave Mustaine's first band, Metallica! 


As a pioneer of American thrash metal in a nearly three decades long career that has featured 38 million albums sold worldwide, 11 Grammy® nominations and a stretch of five consecutive multi-platinum or platinum releases, Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine continues to influence and innovate through his music.

Mr. Mustaine grew up in Southern California listening to AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and Motorhead, which helped develop his love for heavy metal. He first began performing in the 1970s playing electric guitar in the band Panic. In 1981 Dave Mustaine left Panic to join a fledgling Metallica as their lead guitarist. His contributions helped shape early Metallica's in-your-face sound. It wasn't long before Mr. Mustaine left and founded his own band – Megadeth. Of the four most influential thrash metal bands of all time - Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth and Metallica – Dave Mustaine is member of one and founding member of another.

Known for hard driving, distinctive guitar and aggressive vocals, Mr. Mustaine's music has been featured in movies such as Shocker, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey and Last Action Hero, multiple television shows, and several top video game titles including Guitar Hero, Grand Theft Auto and Gears of War.

Dave Mustaine has received numerous accolades including the Humane Society's Genesis Award, Loudwire Music Awards, Metal Hammer and Revolver Golden Gods Awards, and he was also ranked at No. 19 of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time by Guitar World magazine. VH1 includes Megadeth in their 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

Megadeth has always been about connecting with their fans, and they do this on a worldwide basis with their yearlong tours that take them to all parts of the globe. The band now enters a new chapter in their career with their recordings on Dave Mustaine’s own label, Tradecraft, distributed through Universal Music Group. With Mr. Mustaine playing a key role as label head and overseeing the album from start through its release, Megadeth's first Tradecraft recording, Super Collider, debuted at No. 6 on Billboard’s Top 200 in summer 2013.

April 12, 2014

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