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AETN Arts Friday – Damn Bullets and Vienna Philharmonic

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Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night 2012 

With Labor Day coming on fast, this weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. Round it out royally this AETN Arts Friday with a night of extravagantly energetic music. First, join Arkansas’s own electrically infused roots-rock band Damn Bullets at 6:30 p.m. Then, close the evening with an astounding concert by the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic under the stars in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Impreial Schonbrunn Palace at 9 p.m.

Blending of genres in a truly unique way, critically-acclaimed rock-roots band Damn Bullets gives a wildly entertaining concert in “AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Damn Bullets.” Members Joe Sundell, D.J. Bennett and Graeme Higgins meld elements of early rock and roll, ragtime blues, folk, bluegrass and country together with three-part harmonies to create an electrifying sound. Catch their show at 6:30 p.m. and you’ll enjoy the spectacular product of their fusion of classical training and folk sensibility.

As the perfect finale for the evening, tune in at 9 p.m. for “Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night 2012.” Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic, joined by dancers of the Vienna Ballet, in a celebration of the world of dance in music by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Richard Strauss. Also featured will be performances of Debussy’s “La Mer” and the Austrian favorite, “ Wiener Blut (Viennese Blood)” by Johann Strauss.

TUNE IN: 

AETN Arts Fridays

Friday, Aug. 31, 2012

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Damn Bullets,” 6:30 p.m.  
“Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night 2012,” 9 p.m.