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Southwest Florida Symphony Performs Steven Hackman’s “Mashupalooza”

Courtesy of SteveHackman.com
Composer, arranger and conductor Steve Hackman

Conductor, composer, arranger and musical visionary Steven Hackman returns to the Southwest Florida Symphony for the third consecutive year to lead the orchestra in a performance of his “Mashupalooza: A Stereo Hideout Production.”  Hackman is best known for his innovative works of classical-pop fusion blending orchestral compositions with the music of popular contemporary artists.

Mashupalooza serves as a kind of sonic journey through a fictional music festival featuring mashups of Beethoven and Beyoncé, Bach and Bruno Mars, Shostakovich, Muse and Chance The Rapper, Wagner and Adele, Mahler and John Mayer, Brahms and Lady Gaga, Stravinsky, Daft Punk and Kanye West, and Beethoven and Mumford and Sons to name a few.

We’ll catch up with Hackman ahead of the concert Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers.