Aaron Meyer and Band with the Gorge Sinfonietta
In addition to being an internationally-recognized superstar, electric rock violinist Aaron Meyer is one of the Gorge’s favorite musical artists. Meyer’s local performances are crowd-pleasing and diverse.
On Saturday, June 10, Aaron Meyer and his five-piece band return to Jackson Park, pairing with the Gorge Sinfonietta for a free concert of classics and rock, with Meyer’s special musical twist. A similar concert in 2019 drew nearly 800 people.
Aaron Meyer’s particular style is to take popular pieces of classical music and add the sound of electric solo violin and a driving rhythm section. He also does the opposite, taking classic rock and fusing it with the orchestra and his virtuoso playing.
On a typical program, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro will share the concert with Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. For this concert, Sinfonietta conductor Mark Steighner is arranging some new classic rock for Meyer and the orchestra, including Toto’s Africa, Sting’s Every Breath You Take and Kansas’ Carry On My Wayward Son.
A student of the violin since the age of 5, Meyer debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra by age 11. He later soloed with the Oregon Symphony, The Bangkok Symphony Orchestra in Thailand and other symphony orchestras. Meyer spends a great deal of time working with students and advocating for music education worldwide.
Aaron Meyer and the Gorge Sinfonietta will be on June 10 at 7 PM in Hood River’s Jackson Park. The concert is free. Food trucks will be available and patrons are encouraged to enjoy a meal and the show.
For information about all CGOA events, visit gorgeorchestra.org, or check out gorgeorchestra on Facebook and Instagram.
The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and presenting musical performances of the highest quality in the Columbia River Gorge region. With a commitment to artistic excellence and education, the Association brings the joy of music to audiences of all ages.
All rights reserved Willamette Life Media 2023-2026