A laser-light show, pyrotechnics and an orchestra?


Many people have seen a laser-light show with pyrotechnics while attending a concert, but how many have seen all of that while attending a concert put on by an orchestra? Well, for those who attended the Trans-Siberian Orchestra show on Thursday night got all of that, plus a lot more.

On Dec. 6, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra performed to a sold-out Denver Pepsi Center.
Words can not truly describe how spectacular this concert was. Not only did the band give an outstanding performance, but they also did it with style and grace that only a few bands can pull off.

With help from the Denver Strings, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra were able to bring their unique style of playing to the stage. The band’s main theme for the night was Christmas songs, well Christmas songs with a twist.

Armed with electric guitars, bass guitars, a drum-set and even an electric violin, the band was ready to make their imprison on the concert goers. Yet, when the band began to strum the first note of the night, many of the on-goers were surprised and taken aback.

Green laser-lights of color filled the room as the band started to play their first song. It wasn’t long into the first song when the green lights, now accompanied by red strobe lights, hit the audience. Everyone knew that this wasn’t going to be an¬†ordinary orchestra show.

As the basic stringed instruments played in the background, the band took the Orchestra-Silbaugh 2 stage in an energy frenzy. It was a true rock show mixed with an orchestra.

Each male player was dressed in a tuxedo with tales and the female players were all dressed in black dresses. And even though they were dressed like for a night out to an opera, they held nothing back when it came to making sure that everyone in the audience was having a good time.

The band played their entire first album, “Christmas Eve & Other Stories,” and for those of you who aren’t familiar with the band, this album is narrated to tell a story. The narrator for this event was Tony Gaynor.

Gaynor came out on stage to tell us a story about one particular Christmas Eve. With the end of each narration, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra played their rendition of what the story was trying to say. Though some of the audience looked as though they were transported into another dimension, it didn’t stop them from giving a standing ovation at the end of the concert.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is composed, produced and written by Paul O’Neil. This band wouldn’t be as successful as it is if it wasn’t for his pure talent in the art of music.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is best know for their song “Sarajevo 12,” which is a new take on the old classic of “Carole of the Bells.” They give this old, classic song a new, heavy metal feel.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is truly a one of a kind band; with their unique take on classic Christmas songs, it is no wonder more and more people can’t wait for them to come back around to their town. It is sincerely a once in a lifetime experience to get to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, so if you ever get a chance to do so, don’t pass it up.