5 Questions - Barockestra
This article is from 2010.
It started off as an idea for an album, now 14 years later rocker Steve Grant and Emmerdale’s Deena Payne have formed a troupe of rock musicians, opera singers and classical dancers to bring Barockestra to life – think Mozart playing an electric guitar … in leather trousers.
5 ways to describe Barockestra?
Top class entertainment; classical meets rock; a musical and visual extravaganza; an eclectic mix of raunchy rock; guitar playing at its very best.
4 good things about playing at the Festival?
The atmosphere. It’s the best launch pad we could have hoped for. We get the opportunity to play to a lot of people over four weeks and we get to perform in beautiful venues like the Freemasons Hall.
3 reasons to go see Barockestra?
It’ll take you on a spellbinding journey through the classics. It’s uplifting and enlightening and you can’t help but enjoy it.
2 big challenges to putting the show together?
Trying to finance the show, as well as trying to manage 14 performers and crew members’ schedules for a month.
1 word that describes who you feel when you perform Barockestra?
New Town Theatre, 220 0143, until 29 Aug, 10.10pm, £11–£12 (£9–£10).