Posted 19 Jan 2011
The AETN Foundation and Celebrity Attractions will present internationally renowned violinist David Garrett live in concert, Monday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock.
Garrett, a German violinist who plays everything from Vivaldi to Queen to Michael Jackson, weaves classical standards with rock and pop favorites for a thrilling performance reminiscent of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He has gained legions of fans once again with his edgy blend of classical and rock music on his sophomore effort Rock Symphonies and smash public television special of the same name. Rock Symphonies debuted at No. 2 behind Sting and remained in the top 5 of Billboards Classical Crossover chart, peaking at No. 1, for 13 weeks.
On the heels of a very successful 2010, the internationally renowned violinist will perform on The Today Show Jan. 21 before kicking off his headlining U.S. tour in Seattle Feb. 1.
Rock Symphonies features new interpretations of Garretts favorite rock anthems by U2, Nirvana, Metallica and Aerosmith, to name a few. In concert the crowd can expect to hear his technically flawless violin playing shine through with precision and power backed by his explosive four-piece rock band.
In December, he landed on Billboards Boxscore Chart as one of the top grossing concert acts among Justin Bieber, The Eagles and Metallica.
This concert is a fundraiser for the AETN Foundation, and all proceeds will support programming on AETN, Arkansas's PBS affiliate and only statewide network.
Tickets range from $30 to $90 and are available on a first come, first served basis. Additional information and tickets are available at www.aetnfoundation.org/boxoffice or 800-662-2386.
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansass statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit www.aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at www.aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).