Rocking out in Hamburg


The Baltic Sea Philharmonic has been ripping up classical concert conventions for years now. But this coming Saturday the orchestra will be breaking new boundaries with its first-ever collaboration with a major pop band. Kristjan and the orchestra will join British indie group Bastille on stage at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie as part of Channel Aid’s ‘Live in Concert’ series. Channel Aid, the world’s first YouTube charity channel, is an initiative of the Hamburg-based FABS Foundation, which provides access to sports and dance activities for children and the disabled. The concert will be livestreamed on the Channel Aid YouTube channel, which collects donations to FABS Foundation’s social projects with every view of the channel.

As headliners with Bastille for the night, the orchestra will be performing specially orchestrated songs by the band in signature Baltic Sea Philharmonic style to create a unique orchestral soundtrack. The musicians will play the whole show by heart. Bastille has just finished its latest sold-out concert tour in the US. The band’s 2013 hit ‘Pompeii’ has been streamed over 960 million times on Spotify alone. For the musicians of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic, it’s going to be very exciting and a new experience to be sharing the stage with a multi-platinum-selling pop band.

Don’t forget to tune into YouTube on Saturday 4 January and watch the Baltic Sea Philharmonic’s ‘Bastille Reorchestrated’ show at the Elbphilharmonie live on www.Channel-Aid.Tv. Enjoy the entire show with exciting special guests from 8pm CET; the Baltic Sea Philharmonic and Bastille will be on stage at around 9.45pm CET. All proceeds from the livestream go to charity.

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