Eurovision 2015: Martin Grubinger in the interval act
VIENNA, AUSTRIA – One of the world’s most famous percussionists, Austria’s Martin Grubinger, will perform as the interval act at the grand final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on May 23.
Classical music, for which Austria is famous for, will feature prominently during the 9-minute performance with Grubinger composing a piece which will include big band music, choral music and percussion.
The performance will also feature forty instrumentalists as well as the Grammy-winning Arnold Schoenberg Choir. “In this show we want to present how fascinating and diverse the Austrian music tradition is”, Grubinger says.
The interval act will showcase compositions from some of Austria’s most famous classical composers, including, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No 2, Bruckner’s Symphony No 8 and Mahler’s Symphony No 3. Some of them will be performed in a modern arrangement.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Eurovision interval act is one of the most anticipated parts of the show each year and havs given international prominence to the Irish River Dance and the pop group Aqua.