Featured Song: Overture from Black Symphony

Today’s selection is an orchestral piece: the overture played at the beginning of Within Temptation’s Black Symphony concert in 2008.

This concert was one of the rare occasions where a symphonic metal band performs live with a full choir and orchestra. Within Temptation was accompanied by Netherlands’ prestigious Metropole Orkest and PA’dam choir, in the Ahoy arena in Rotterdam. The concert was filmed and released as a live album.

The overture was composed by Jeff Buckley (who has since gone on to become the chief conductor of the Metropole Orkestr) specifically for this concert, to showcase the orchestra and choir. It’s quite an impressive live performance!

Check it out:

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About botondballo

I am a recent graduate of the University of Toronto, with a degree in Computer Science. I currently work for Mozilla as a software engineer.
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