Classic rock’s biggest hits come alive in this symphonic tribute featuring popular anthems by The Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Styx, Billy Joel and more. The distinct voices of Lori Zabka, Shem von Schroeck and Micah Wilshire shine in these full symphonic takes on many of your classic rock favorites.
Known for his entertaining programs and clever humor, Michael Krajewski is a much sought after conductor of symphonic pops. He is Music Director of The Philly Pops and Principal Pops Conductor of the Atlanta and Jacksonville Symphonies. Previously, he was Principal Pops Conductor of the Houston Symphony for sixteen seasons.
Shem von Schroeck has been entertaining audiences since he was 3 years old. A veteran of the stage and recording studio, he has performed in all 50 United States and 66 countries around the world as a singer, multi-instrumentalist and music director in a diverse range of genres. Most recently the bassist and principal backing vocalist for the legendary band TOTO, Shem has additionally toured and recorded with several international and Grammy Award-winning artists, including Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, David Paich, David Foster, Christopher Cross, Richard Marx, Don Felder (The Eagles), Al Stewart, Patti Austin, Stephen Stills, Tom Jones, Loggins & Messina, Gary Wright, Spooky Tooth and many others.
Hailing from Roanoke Virginia, Micah Wilshire began playing in his family’s band by the age of 3. Under his father’s eye, Micah then focused on playing and crafting his knowledge of a variety of instruments throughout his childhood. Once finishing high school, Micah relocated to Nashville with the intent of becoming a session guitarist and singer. In under two years, Micah became a first call session vocalist and guitarist appearing on countless recordings and jingles leading him to be featured on multiple Gold and Platinum albums. While in Nashville, and as a member of the band Wilshire, Micah again relocated to Los Angeles and signed with Columbia Records and Warner-Chappell Publishing. Wilshire then went on to have their hit single “Special” shoot up the U.S. Top 20 Billboard chart, leading to tours with Seal (nationally and internationally) and Train. During that time Wilshire performed on Late Night, The Sharon Obsourne Show, The Wayne Brady Show and Pepsi Smash. Recently, Micah has taken the position of VP of TV/Film for Young Guns Publishing where he is focused on songwriting and production. Exciting things lie ahead as Young Guns Publishing is now partnered with the incredibly innovative, world renowned Kobalt Music Publishing.
Lori grew up in Houston, Texas and began singing at age 5. She nurtured her love for music by singing in church and school choirs, then moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Belmont University as a Music major. While a student there, she not only landed her first recording contract, but secured a spot as a background vocalist for Gospel music artist Michael W. Smith. She spent the next 4 years touring as part of Smith’s band, writing songs and recording. Additionally, as a session singer, Lori sang background vocals on numerous albums from Country to Pop to Gospel. Later, Lori became a one half of the pop duo Wilshire and the band relocated from Nashville to Los Angeles. The band’s unique sound quickly caught on, landing them a record deal with Columbia Records and Warner-Chappell Publishing. The duo wrote their hit single, “Special,” which climbed the Billboard Top 20 chart. They toured with artists like Train and Seal, as well as performing live on Late Night, The Sharon Osbourne Show, The Wayne Brady Show and Pepsi Smash. Today, Lori’s voice can be heard on national commercials for brands such as Mercedes-Benz and Claritin. She has most recently performed with symphonies in Houston, Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Detroit, Toronto and Vancouver.
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.