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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Brings 'The Lost Christmas Eve' to Hartford's XL Center
Orchestral rock is grandiose. It's majestic. And guess what? Those attributes link up well with the celebration of Christmas. The prog rock of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and all that goes with it — lasers, pyrotechnics, smoke and sizzle — has become a cottage industry for the band, now in its third decade of existence. The TSO's 2004 album, The Lost Christmas Eve, was the last in their so-called "Christmas Trilogy," further evidence that, when it comes to ho-ho-hos, these guys don't screw around. The story (yes, there is one) makes its way to Hartford's XL Center on Dec. 20, just before the mad rush of late-night present-wrapping, stocking stuffing and last-minute shopping. It's a great way to blow off some steam and bask in the splendour of orchestral rock. And Christmas.
By Michael Hamad
December 17, 2012