Johann Sebastian Rio Bring the Music of Nirvana to the Classical Stage

Nirvana forged a legendary career in the space of just over a decade. The three-piece band of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic went from underground garage band to international rock superstars following the phenomenal success of their second album, 1991’s grunge classic ‘Nevermind.’

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – April 4th, 2019, marked 25 years since the tragic suicide of Nirvana front man and nineties musical icon Kurt Cobain.

This Thursday, April 25th, sees one of the most innovative classical groups in the city, Johann Sebastian Rio, pay homage to the genius of the late singer-songwriter with a symphonic rendition of Nirvana’s most enduring works.

"People think that orchestra music is restricted to a certain era in the long-distant past, and we're trying to demystify it.” comments violinist and leader of Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?