The Music of Led Zeppelin
Saturday, Feb. 03, 2018, at 8:00pm • 2018 • Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra • Schuster Center • Early estimated running time TBA •
Windburn Music | Brent Havens guest conductor | Randy Jackson lead vocals
The music features a massive array of songs from the Zeppelin catalog, many of which already had orchestration—a perfect fit for orchestras. Whether the orchestra is playing the lush harmonies afforded the songs or playing the lick-based lines that were created by Plant, Page and John Paul Jones, the driving tunes allow the musicians to dig into their instruments and rock with the band or play counterpoint melodies to the guitar solos or singer.
The band remains as close to the original recordings as possible, wrapping the orchestra around the band as one big entity. Rather than the orchestra being a separate part of the music it becomes another instrument within the band. The show even features an electric violinist. Some of the songs that you may hear on the show are Kashmir, Black Dog, Good Times, Bad Times, All of My Love and of course Stairway to Heaven!