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Rock and Roll: A Note from Matt LaRocca

I love every time we get to do a rock and roll inspired concert, and our October 18 show was especially fun—from the butterflies to Zeppelin to screaming violin solos. In addition to the entire show, the playlist includes lots of extras for your listening pleasure. We’ve got works from Kyle’s Awakening Orchestra, the entire quartet for John’s Book of Alleged Dances, the original Eruption solo from Eddie Van Halen, the best of the Hampton Rock Quartet and more. And since we unfortunately can’t send you Kyle’s arrangement of In Bloom, I’ve included another cover of the song done by Sturgill Simpson that I absolutely love. Enjoy!

Matt LaRocca
VSO Artistic Advisor and Project Conductor