Invincible Czars Performs 1812 Overture on July 4th at Wooldridge Park
You undoubtedly have a very busy Fourth of July weekend ahead – parties, cookouts, fireworks – and, for those of you who are musically inclined (duh), lots of shows to check out. Well, I – your AMM hostess with the mostess, Laurie Gallardo – have a great recommendation for you.
For many peeps, any celebration of Independence Day is not complete without the heart-swelling, booming and crashing reverberations of Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” It’s epic. Even if the name doesn’t ring a bell, you know the piece the moment you hear it. You can even picture the fireworks exploding and the cannons going off.
There’s a great opportunity coming up to not only experience this music live, but to hear it performed in a fun and extraordinarily brilliant way by The Invincible Czars. This Austin-based sextet has garnered a reputation for its phenomenal original music and its lively, unique interpretations of other well-known compositions. Every December they amaze crowds with their fantastic presentation of “The Nutcracker Suite,” and have blown the minds of metal fans with their remarkable take on Iron Maiden’s 1982 album The Number of the Beast, a performance they debuted on Halloween Night in 2007.
Now, the Czars will take on the Tchaikovsky classic, with their own special touch, when they perform it at their show this Saturday, July 4th, at Wooldridge Park, 900 Guadalupe. The show starts at 1 p.m. This performance is also one of many celebrating Wooldridge Park’s 100th Anniversary.
If you bike to the park, Yellow Bike will be on hand to provide cool bike decorations. Plus, the show is free. Yes, free. The best price ever. Hop on your bikes and check it out. Highly recommended.