The Rock in Symphony concert with headliner Uriah Heep will dazzle Prague in February!

may 27, 2024

The upcoming rock concert symphony show Rock in Symphony, headlined by the legendary British rock band Uriah Heep, announces a new date! This will be Saturday February 1, 2025, to which it has been moved from the originally planned June 2024. Thus, at the beginning of 2025, Prague’s O2 universum will resound to the rhythm of rock in a unique combination with a symphony orchestra and the most famous symphonies. The main stars of the concert rock symphony show Rock in Symphony will be members of the legendary Uriah Heep, frontman Bernie Shaw and guitarist Mick Box. Together with the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague, under the direction of conductor Martin Šanda, they will play their greatest hits for the Czech audience. All this in original arrangements that uniquely connect the band’s famous hits with the most famous classical music composers and their symphonies. Tickets purchased for the original June date remain valid. In addition, listeners will be able to enjoy the concert on an exclusive Saturday date!

“With regard to production and technical reasons, we decided to postpone the Rock in Symphony concert to the February date. We are sorry for any complications that the change may have caused, but we are happy that even in the new date we will be able to offer a 100% intact program and a full-fledged audiovisual experience. Listeners can look forward to a rock symphonic show with the main foreign guest, members of the band Uriah Heep, and their biggest hits connected with the most famous symphonies of all time. The Soundtopia band and other big rock hits of the most famous bands and performers will also be there. At the same time, we are pleased to be able to offer visitors a concert on an exclusive Saturday date,” says Martin Šanda – chief conductor of the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague, on behalf of the organizers.

The main star of the concert show Rock in Symphony: The Epic Symphonic Show will be members of the British rock band Uriah Heep, frontman Bernie Shaw and guitarist Mick Box, who will play several of their compositions in original arrangements with the symphony orchestra. Viewers can look forward to, for example, Lady in Black, Sunrise or July Morning. Another guest of the Rock in Symphony: The Epic Symphonic Show concert will be the foreign rock band Soundtopia Band, made up of internationally recognized rock musicians.

“Rock in Symphony is a symphonic concert rock show in the truest sense of the word. This is not just another concert of rock hits in an orchestral arrangement, but completely original arrangements and 100% connection and connection of classical music and symphonies with rock hits. When writing arrangements, I put together songs that really connect with each other, that start from the same foundation, work with the same or similar harmony, melodiousness, have similar elements. This is the only way individual songs can work perfectly and convey the right energy and emotions to the listeners. In the end, serious and rock music have more in common than we might think,” explains Martin Šanda, chief conductor and director of the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague, revealing that listeners will enjoy, for example, Bedřich Smetana’s Vltava combined with the Pink Floyd hit Learning To Fly or Beethoven’s Fate combined with the famous Led Zeppelin song Whole Lota Love.

Saturday 1 February will be a holiday for all rockers and rock music lovers with its unique combination of the most famous rock hits, classical music and a symphony orchestra. The concert show will start at O2 universum at 8 p.m. and during two hours the most famous world rock hits of all time will be played by bands such as Deep Purple, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Scorpions, Survivor, Iron Maiden or Uriah Heep. All this in original arrangements and performed by the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague. A 50-member orchestra led by conductor and arranger Martin Šanda will perfectly connect the most famous Czech and foreign symphonies with the biggest rock hits! Just a symphonic rock show as it should be, including lighting choreography and a full rock band.

The Rock in Symphony: The Epic Symphonic Show concert will be a true celebration of music, rock and the greatest symphonies! The audience will enjoy a 100% symphonic rock show and an unrepeatable musical and audiovisual experience, which will be enhanced by the original light choreography. An event made for lovers of rock music, but also of classics, which, according to the words of chief conductor Martin Šanda, proves that there is only one music, everything comes from the same foundation, and even different genres can work well together and in combination, thus enhancing the musical experience even more several levels higher.


Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague
Symphony orchestra founded in 2002 by chief conductor Martin Šanda. Over the years, the orchestra has achieved countless successes, completed several European tours with rock legends such as Deep Purple, Nazareth, Europe, Alice Cooper, Toto, Survivor, Foreigner, Journey, Bonnie Tyler, Uriah Heep and many others. He also collaborated with the Swedish band Sabaton, the British band Kosheen, 2Cellos, the famous Spanish opera singer José Carreras or the vocal group The Tenors, Il Volo and others. Let’s randomly name the violinist Vanessa Mae, the singer Sarah Brightman or the three-time winner of the Grammy award Michael Bublé. The orchestra has also performed a number of classical concerts throughout Europe, and has also toured Japan and China. Currently, in addition to a number of own concerts, the audiovisual spectacle The Gaming Music Live Vol. 2, for the autumn annual tour with the band Elán and just for the epic symphonic show Rock in Symphony in the O2 universe.


Uriah Heep
A British rock band founded in 1969 in London, which performs concerts and sells out large halls and stadiums in Europe, the USA and Asia. The band’s current lineup includes frontman Bernie Shaw, guitarist Mick Box, bassist Dave Rimmer, drummer Russell Gilbrook, and keyboardist Phil Lanzon. The band conquered the rock scene in the first half of the 70s and was considered one of the main creators of the hard rock, heavy metal and progressive rock scene and generation. To date, she has sold over 40 million albums across continents, with over 4 million sold in the US. In total, they released 25 studio albums, 20 LIVE albums, 41 compilations, including 2 big Best of albums. Among their most famous hits are Lady in Black, July Morning, Gypsy, Easy Livin’, The Wizard, Sweet Lorraine or Stealin’.