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By Francois Finlay
August 26, 2020
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An Orchestral Rendition of Biggie and 2Pac

Hip hop greats get the orchestral treatment.
By Francois Finlay
August 26, 2020
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Bringing together skilled orchestral musicians from across Australia, Alternative Symphony takes the same approach as Britain's acclaimed orchestral group No Strings Attached. And, for its next big shows, the troupe is set to perform the work of hip hop greats with a classical slant.

At The Valley Drive In from 7pm on Saturday, December 19, the Alternative Symphony will give the hits of Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac the orchestral treatment, all while guest vocalists step in to reimagine verses.

The rappers, considered two of the most significant and influential emcees of all time, were famously the focal points of the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry — which spawned an endless supply of antagonistic diss tracks. At this one-off orchestral experience expect to hear hits like 'California Love', 'What's Beef?', 'Changes', 'Mo Money Mo Problems' and 'Thugz Mansion' played on violins and saxophones.

The Alternative Symphony has previously tackled the songbooks of Dr. Dre and Daft Punk.

An Orchestral Rendition of Biggie and 2Pac takes place from 7pm on Saturday, December 19 at The Valley Drive In — with tickets on sale now.

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