Steve Vai & Metropole Orkest

BRIDGE Eindhoven Guitar Festival
Sat 13 May ’23 20:15 uur
Sat 13 May ’23
20:15 uur
  • Sat 13 May ’23
    20:15 uur
    Main Hall
    Past event

The Netherlands can count itself lucky: on Saturday 13 May, at the international BRIDGE Festival, legendary guitarist Steve Vai will be featuring in a unique, one-off show with the Metropole Orchestra in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, showing his orchestral skills as a player and composer. The repertoire this evening, led by Finnish conductor Jukka Iisakkila, includes released material as well as previews of newly recorded pieces. Those new pieces are part of a major project with the working title "The Big O": studio recordings of an enormous amount of Vai's orchestral music.

In May and August 2022, Steve made the studio his temporary home joined by the Metropole Orchestra and Finnish orchestra Tampere Philharmonia. Post-production of those recordings is happening as we speak. Due to the sheer volume of music, a final release date is not yet known. What we do know is that Steve Vai will literally bridge the gap between his work as a pioneering guitarist and remarkable composer during BRIDGE Festival. A unique show by an outstanding orchestra and an exceptional guitarist and composer who, even after a career spanning more than forty years, is still testing the limits of his abilities and going beyond them. 

In short: guitar lovers can't afford to miss this show!