Absolutely blown away by the Radiohead v. Brahms mashup in 2018, we jumped on the opportunity to create marketing pieces for the 2019 Rotary Benefit Concert. Steve Hackman returned on May 9, 2019 to conduct Beethoven v. Coldplay with Lakeland’s own Imperial Symphony Orchestra. In addition to a poster, digital marketing materials for Facebook, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, and the Polk Theatre were created.
A musical visionary of incomparable gifts, Steve Hackman is a daring voice leading the charge among a new generation of classical musicians intent on redefining the genre. Equally adept in classical and popular forms, his breadth of musical fluency and technique is uncanny- he is at once a composer, conductor, producer, DJ, arranger, songwriter, singer, pianist, and even rapper. Beethoven V. Coldplay transforms the Eroica into an oratorio, weaving the melodies and lyrics of Coldplay into the original Beethoven, pairing them together based on content and context.