Serj Tankian and the Italian Symphonic Orchestra

Our Blogger: Jona


Perhaps the name Serj Tankian might not be that well-known to mainstream audiences but he is one of the most provocative and original American musicians. He is the lead singer of System of a Down, an American alternative band whose main characteristic is the combination of heavy Rock sounds and left wing political commitment.

Tankian will visit Italy next July to present his solo album Elect the Dead Symphony , a reinterpretation of the major successes of System of a Down. The singer will be accompanied by an orchestra composed by as many as 45 musicians from the Italian Philharmonic. This is, without a doubt a great opportunity for the fans of System of a Down, and for those curious to discover what classicaly trained musicians can do when offered material originally composed with the viscerality of hard rock in mind.

serj_tankian_2The two Italian dates are set for July 4 at Teatro Arcimboldi in Milan and july 5 at the prestigious Roman Auditorium Parco della Musica as a part of the annual review July Sounds Good.

Tickets for the date range from € 30 to Milan € 45 exclusive right to advance. The prices for the tickets of the Roman concert will be the same. If you are visiting Rome to attend the concert, don’t hesitate to make a reservation at Hotel Des Artistes, located only minutes away from the venue!

In Short

When: July 5, 2010
Where: Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale Pietro Coubertin, Roma
How to get there: FromTermini, Take the bus M (available only the days on which concerts take place) or 910.
More Info: