I am as old as a TREE

I am as old as a TREE

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Trans-Siberian Orchestra


Every Year or so Auntie Wes gets us tickets for Christmas to go see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. This year it was yesterday and I am so excited that I was able to take off work on an OPEN HOUSE and go. It was at 3PM and It was just the BEST.

Thanks you Auntie WES.


The Daines said...

I don't think I know what the Trans-Siberia orchestra is. What type of music do they play? Also, do we get the chocolate peanut butter treats only for Easter or for every major holiday?

jackielegg said...

I'm so jealous! How fun to see them. That would have been so fun!

The Shavers said...

That sounds so awesome!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Music in general speaks to the soul but none more powerfully than the music of Christmas!! Love, mom

Anonymous said...

Unbelieveable...that's all I have to say. Love, Tim

Anonymous said...

Dad says that he love the TSO and contributed this:

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra was founded in 1996 in Lakeland, Florida by composers Paul O'Neill and Robert Kinkel, and Savatage lead singer Jon Oliva. The group's name is inspired by the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia which Kinkel says connects many cultures otherwise isolated, much like music.

Roger Daltrey closing out a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert.O'Neill had managed and produced rock bands including Aerosmith, Humble Pie, and Scorpions, later writing for and producing Savatage, where he began working with Kinkel and Oliva. The concept for a band playing Christmas carols in a rock opera style was not received warmly by the industry, but quickly proved a success with adults as well as young people.

In the recording studio, Trans-Siberian Orchestra uses a full 60-piece orchestra and a choir. As of 2004, their touring band included fourteen vocalists, fourteen musicians, and two narrators.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra released their debut album Christmas Eve and Other Stories in 1996, and it remains their best-selling album. Their 1998 release The Christmas Attic was similarly a concept album with a Christmas theme. This album featured what remains one of their most recognizable songs, Christmas Canon, a take on Pachelbel's Canon in D. After several years of touring, they returned to the studio and subsequently released another full-length album, Lost Christmas Eve, and the accompanying DVD/3-CD release The Christmas Trilogy, which contained all three of their Christmas albums to date.

Anonymous said...

Oh Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way!!

Chivaun-o-rama said...

NICE VID, SCOTT! Classic...Laurie always tries to convince me to go...but alas...

So...I just wanted you to know that I'm glad you came up on Thanksgiving even tho' we knew you were tired, and it wasn't for very long...it's always good to spend time with you!

Have a great week, my friend!