Seattle Rock Orchestra brings the music of Pink Floyd to Kent’s Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Kentwood Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. SE, in Covington.
Seattle Rock Orchestra (SRO) doesn’t hide behind a rock band … it is the rock band. SRO was born out of the desire to marry the unabashed performance energy of rock ‘n‘ roll with the broader palette of musical nuances treasured in classical music, according to a city news release. SRO is a full orchestra with strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and a rotating cast of guest vocalists. SRO celebrates and perpetuates the orchestral tradition while exploring the rich history of rock and pop music.
Each SRO show juxtaposes the infectious energy of a dance party with a classy night out at the symphony; searing rock solos with intimate orchestral moments; fan favorite sing-along songs with lesser known deep cuts. All the elements combine to honor the featured artist’s lasting legacy.
SRO was founded in 2008 by bassist and composer Scott Teske. In the years since, the group has racked up an impressive resume that includes collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello, Macklemore, DeVotchKa, Jeremy Enigk, Damien Jurado, D.R.A.M, Jesse Sykes, Rosie Thomas, Allen Stone, Jason Webley, Sir Mix-a-Lot, and members of Big Star, The Posies, R.E.M., Harvey Danger, The Long Winters, Vendetta Red, Nada Surf and Pearl Jam.
Tickets for Seattle Rock Orchestra are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $15 for youths. Tickets may be purchased online at kentarts.com, by calling 253-856-5051 or in person at the Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N. Hours for phone and in-person sales are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Spotlight Series is presented by the Kent Arts Commission and Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services, and partially funded by 4Culture, WESTAF, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Arts Commission, and a variety of business and individual sponsors. Seattle Rock Orchestra is sponsored by Haffner Family/Curran Law Firm, and Pete and Pat Curran through the Kent Parks Foundation.