“David Garrett is already the stuff of legend – in him is enshrined an entire corpus of virtuoso violin art, expounded with a fearsome beauty beyond comprehension.”

-BBC Music Magazine


photo: Pilipp Mueller/Decca


Program Description

David Garrett triumphantly returns to PBS with a new one-hour special featuring the hit-songs from his newest album, “Rock Symphonies”. Taped in HD on June 8th, 2010 at Wuhlheide Amphitheater, in the woods outside of Berlin, and before a sold-out audience of 18,000 fans, "David Garrett - Rock Symphonies" represents the virtuoso violinist’s second public television event, following on the heels of the highly successful "David Garrett Live In Berlin" PBS special, a recent sold-out U.S. tour, and appearances on Oprah, E! News and Fox & Friends. The concert showcases David Garrett's symphony orchestra and band, including special guest guitarist Orianthi, who was prominently featured in Michael Jackson's "This Is It". 


The show was directed by Frank Hoff and executive-produced by International Media's Gustavo Sagastume and Rick Blaskey.

Song List

Masterfully uniting contemporary rock, pop and soundtrack hits with immortal classical pieces from all eras, this one-hour concert includes the following songs:

(Led Zeppelin) / Serenade (Schubert) / Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) / (Theme From) Mission: Impossible (Lalo Schifrin) / Walk This Way (Aerosmith) / Michael Jackson Mini-Medley (Billy Jean / I’ll Be There) / I'll Stand By You (The Pretenders) / Peer Gynt (Grieg) / Asturias (Albeniz) / Child’s Anthem (Paich) / Adagio (Albinoni) /  Zorba's Dance (Theodorakis) / Hey Jude (The Beatles)



"David Garrett - Rock Symphonies" was taped in High Definition and will be presented nationally by PBS during its August pledge drive, beginning on July 26, 2010.



live photos: Ralph Larmann



After an extremely successful 2010 US tour that included numerous sold-out venues, concert tickets to David Garrett’s upcoming 2011 US tour will be available for pledge.  Make sure you don't miss this exciting opportunity!



Companion CD and DVD, as well as tour tickets and "meet and greets" in selected markets.  







Known in Britain as “the David Beckham of the violin,” David Garrett has touched hearts and astounded audiences around the world.  From Vivaldi to Queen, and from Schubert to Michael Jackson, the young German violinist weaves classical standards with rock and pop favorites for a thrilling performance that moves audiences of all ages.  David has carved out a unique and wholly new artistic path, paying as much homage to Metallica as he does to Mozart.


He plays nightly to thousands of adoring fans, particularly in Germany where he has already completed a sold-out arena tour, conquered the charts and garnered two gold discs. On the famous Last Night of Proms in the UK, he played to a crowd of 40,000 people, and also appeared at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in an impressive six concerts in seven days. His first album released in the UK became a Top 20 chart fixture.



David Garrett on "Good Morning America!"





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