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Classical meets pop

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 by ACO Marketing

In anticipation of ACO Underground’s gig at GoodGod Small Club on Wednesday, 17 December, we revisit our favourite fusions of classical and pop music.

AC/DC ‘Thunderstruck’ – 2CELLOS

Freaks (Timmy Trumpet & Savage) ‘When Mama Isn’t Home’ Dad and Toby

Daft Punk ‘Get Lucky’ – Vitamin String Quartet

 Sir Mix-A-Lot ‘Baby Got Back’ – Sir Mix-A-Lot with the Seattle Symphony

Queen ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – Benaud Trio

The Beatles ‘Eleanor Rigby’ – Enoch Light

Bonnie Tyler ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ – London Symphony Orchestra

Metallica – Four Cellos

The Eagles ‘Hotel California’ – Aaron Schwartz, David Wong, Stephanie Price, Kylie Price

Beastie Boys ‘Sabotage’ – Fourplay

Rage Against The Machine ‘Killing in the name of’ – Fourplay

(And one for the kids: classical meets Sesame Street)


ACO Underground

Electro-acoustic collective ACO Underground returns with a one-off show performing a set that includes music by Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Bach and a few surprises.

ACO Underground’s founder, curator and front-woman Satu Vänskä is joined by Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil), Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes), Richard Tognetti (ACO) and a group of talented musicians for a unique evening of music-making in the intimate surrounds of GoodGod Small Club.