This Musical Mash-up Fuses Drake and the PGH Symphony

What do you get when you combine Drake with one of the nation’s best symphony orchestras?

That’s easy. You get FUSE@PSO, a musical mash-up that combines the classical with the contemporary to create a hybrid sound unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

Fortunately for you, the opportunity to take in this unique performance is presenting itself Wednesday, March 22 at Heinz Hall. Under the direction of Steve Hackman, an ultra-talented composer-conductor-producer, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform Hackman’s original arrangement that pairs Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 with a dozen Drake songs weaved throughout the work, including “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and “Hotline Bling.”

Hackman, who creates musical mash-ups under his :Stereo Hideout: brand, has found success by rediscovering two iconic works. In this case, Drake’s lyrics and flow are paired with the traditional symphonic orchestration of the PSO in a fresh way sure to attract and appeal to fans of hip hop and classical music alike.

And, as if the arrangement wasn’t impressive enough, this evening starts with a happy hour prior to the event. The casual atmosphere and inventive entertainment is all part of Hackman’s plans to introduce the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to an entirely new audience, by showcasing the talent within the PSO and tapping into the city’s creative community.

Event Details

What: FUSE@PSO: Tchaikovsky + Drake

When: Wednesday, March 22, 5 p.m. happy hour; 6.30 p.m. concert

Where: Heinz Hall

Tickets: Register here