musicthatROCKS: HSO Presents the Music of Queen

Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra Presents: The Music of Queen

Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 @ 7:30pm 
Blaisdell Concert Hall

You’ve seen the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. Now get ready for the return of The Music of Queen live in concert! Experience the power of Queen’s music with HSO’s full orchestra behind awesome vocals and a full rock band.

Brody Dolyniuk is back with his stunning vocals sure to impress any Freddie Mercury fan, and Brent Haven’s phenomenal arrangements and command of the orchestra will bring nostalgia back to any lover of Queen. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the most iconic bands in history. You’ll recognize every song: Bohemian Rhapsody, We are the Champions, Under Pressure, Another One Bites the Dust, Somebody to Love and more!

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Ticket prices are $36, $52, $77, $95.

The Saturday evening show is  at capacity, so we kindly as that you arrive early (or carpool or use UBER or Lyft) to allow for traffic and parking congestion.

Parking Information
Daily/Event Rate = $8.00
In/Out Parking Privileges (Single Day) = $10.00
Motorcycle = $4 (in a motorcycle stall)

If you have a parking question, please contact Elite Parking (808) 591-0717.

Parking Updates

Friday Pre-Concert VIP Experience $55 – SOLD OUT

  • Light pupus
  • Two Drinks

Friday Pre-Concert VIP Experience + Section B Ticket $90 – SOLD OUT

  • Light pupus
  • Two Drinks

Saturday Pre-Concert VIP Experience $55 – SOLD OUT

Saturday Pre-Concert VIP Experience + Section B Ticket $90 – SOLD OUT

Brody Dolyniuk, vocalist

Brody Dolyniuk remembers mimicking voices even as a child, listening to old records and tapes. He is a gifted, self-taught musician, capable of playing several instruments, with a particular knack for capturing the voices and mannerisms of classic characters from music, TV, and movies. His first professional gigs were at piano bars in several U.S. cities, where he learned to charm audiences and expand his musical repertoire. With a longing to perform the music of the many rock bands that inspired him, Brody assembled Yellow Brick Road, unquestionably Las Vegas’ most successful classic rock band. Since 1997, YBR has been reshaping the casino entertainment scene by bringing a rock concert atmosphere to showrooms previously reserved for Top-40-style lounge acts. Along the way, Brody has made numerous radio and TV appearances, and earned a spot in the finals of two national singing competitions, and even self-produced several large rock production-style shows utilizing multimedia, lasers, comedy and special effects. In 2007, Brody lent his vocal talents by singing several tracks on the mega-hit video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and has already done several more for the new Konami game Rock Revolution. As a devout classic rock/Queen fan, Brody’s enthusiasm, vocal ability and on-stage energy were the perfect fit for The Music of Queen show.

Brent Havens, conductor

Berklee-trained arranger/conductor Brent Havens has written music for orchestras, feature films and virtually every kind of television. His TV work includes movies for networks such as ABC, CBS and ABC Family Channel Network, commercials, sports music for networks such as ESPN and even cartoons. Havens has also worked with the Doobie Brothers and the Milwaukee Symphony, arranging and conducting the combined group for Harley Davidson’s 100th Anniversary Birthday Party Finale attended by over 150,000 fans. He has worked with some of the world’s greatest orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic in London, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony, the Nashville Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic and countless others. In 2013 Havens conducted the Malaysian Philharmonic for the Music of Michael Jackson show there and returned to Kuala Lumpur in 2014 with the Music of Led Zeppelin and 2015 with the Music of Queen.

Havens recently completed the score for the film “Quo Vadis,” a Premier Pictures remake of the 1956 gladiator film. In 2013 he worked with the Baltimore Symphony and the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens to arrange and produce the music for the Thanksgiving Day halftime show between the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, adapting both classical music and rock songs into a single four minute show. Havens is Arranger/Guest Conductor for twelve symphonic rock programs – the Music of Led Zeppelin, the Music of the Doors, the Music of Pink Floyd, the Music of the Eagles, the Music of Queen, the Music of Michael Jackson, the Music of The Who, The Music of Whitney Houston, the Music of The Rolling Stones, the Music of U2 and most recently the Music of Journey! Havens also premiered a full orchestral show for Lou Gramm, The Voice of Foreigner with Lou singing out front.

The Show

THE MUSIC OF QUEEN: A ROCK SYMPHONY Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, conductor/arranger Brent Havens takes the podium to present Windborne’s The Music of Queen, a program he scored to extend the listening experience of Queen’s exceptional tunes. Performed by an orchestra and amplified with a full rock band and vocals, Havens and his ensemble capture Queen’s distinct sound while presenting some familiar, near-exact line arrangements along with lots of new, rich musical colors.

Heightened by rock concert lighting, the symphonic rock hybrid has met with riotous approval at both ends of the hall and brings a change of pace to the classical music scene with Queen’s ever-popular hits such as “We Will Rock You” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” According to Brent Havens, Queen’s innovative and rich chord structures, amazing vocal harmonies, and the astounding vocals of Freddie Mercury made the music “a perfect choice to orchestrate.”

Delivering a fabulous rendition of Freddie Mercury’s vocals is Las Vegas star Brody Dolyniuk. “When he came out to audition for the show we knew immediately that he had something special. He not only knew the music but he had clearly listened to every aspect of Freddie’s performances,” states Havens. “His inflections were spot-on and even the wailing rock sound had that Freddie resonance. Clearly, there will never be another Freddie Mercury but close your eyes and listen to Brody and you’re going to get something very close.”

The show has proven a great way to introduce rock fans to the symphony experience. “As with our other shows, I’m sure there are people who are going to come out who have never seen their city’s symphony orchestra and this allows them to experience something new along with the music that they already love,” says Havens.

Additional Musicians: Bass/Vocals – Daniel Clemens Drums/Vocals – Powell Randolph Guitar/Vocals – George Cintron Keyboards/Vocals – Bart Kuebler




Listen for your chance to win a pair of tickets to either show AND for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE – the KOOL KONDUCTOR on stage with the band for one song during the show, backstage photo with the band PLUS front and center tickets for the show! 

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Listen for your chance to win a pair of tickets to either show AND for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE – Live Like a Rockstar! Limo service to dinner, dinner for two on the town, backstage greeting and tour, front and center tickets for the show, backstage photo with the band and limo service home!