Hailed as “the David Beckham of the classical scene,” young German violinist, David Garrett, weaves classical standards with rock and pop favorites in his first U.S. concert special. We were lucky to have David live in our studio April 8 during the exclusive broadcast premiere of “David Garrett: Live in Berlin,” and judging from your response – you snatched up most of the tickets to his April 22 concert at City Winery in 20 minutes! – you’ll be glad to know that David and his fast fingers will be back in WLIW21’s studio Wednesday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.
(l to r) WLIW21’s Terrel Cass and Laura Savini with David Garrett
Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
DAVID GARRETT: LIVE IN BERLIN aspires to cultivate an appreciation for classical music in today’s youth with songs ranging from Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” to Queen’s “Who Wants to Live Forever,” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” to AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” and Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters,” as well as songs from the blockbuster films “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” “Aladdin” and “West Side Story.” A modern virtuoso, sometime model (Banana Republic, “Vogue,” and Fashion Week for Armani), and Guinness World Records holder for the fastest-ever performance of “The Flight of the Bumble Bee” – clocking in at a blistering 66 seconds – David Garrett is poised for American superstardom.
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