Steve Vai to Perform with Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles

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Steve Vai has announced a unique show that'll take place 2 p.m. March 11 at Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall. The event—which teams the guitarist with the highly respected American Youth Symphony and conductor Carlos Izcaray—will find Vai performing his own music fused with orchestral material. On either end of Vai's performance, the audience will be treated to Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring—a Vai favoriteand works by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.