Trans-Siberian Orchestra

By J. V. Gatewood

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Posted March 29, 2012 in
Fri, March 30

When Paul O’Neill first formed the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in 1996, his goals were pretty modest. He wanted to form a “progressive rock band that would push the boundaries further than any group before following in the footsteps of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Pink Floyd, The Who . . . but take it way, way further.” Judging from the sale of some 7 million albums and $280 million in ticket revenues, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is well on its way. They will be performing their latest rock opera, Beethoven’s Last Night, a tale of a Faustian bargain gone awry, at the Pechanga Theater for one night only. Eclectic doesn’t even begin to sum up what this group is all about: it’s part hair band, part classical orchestra and part kitchen sink. In sum, it could be strangest evening of your life.

Pechanga Theater at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, (877) 711-2946; www.pechanga.com. 8pm.


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