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)
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.