The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has been bowling over audiences with its elaborate concerts and unique musical style for almost 20 years. This extremely ambitious outfit, founded in 1993 by composer/producer Paul O'Neill, incorporates classical, orchestral, symphonic, and progressive components into a hard rock and heavy metal aesthetic. The band has sold more than 7 million albums and even more concert tickets as it has redefined the limits of the "rock opera." This year's winter tour will be the live debut of "The Lost Christmas Eve," the final installment of the group's holiday trilogy. It promises to be another awe-inspiring display of musical creativity, highlighted by a string section, laser lights, pyrotechnics, and of course, a boat load of Christmas cheer.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs Wednesday, December 5, 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. $32.75-$60.75. bluecrossarena.com.