Sioux City Symphony to perform with Don Felder, former Eagles lead guitarist

Posted on: February 8, 2022

“At what point does a symphony concert turn into an all-out rock and roll show? Well, that line will be crossed when the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra will host an Evening with Don Felder … Feb. 12,” writes Earl Horlyk in Thursday’s (2/3) Sioux City Journal (IA). “A former member and a former lead guitarist of the Eagles, Felder will be performing such hits as ‘Hotel California’ and ‘Victim of Love,’ which he co-wrote…. The 74-year-old musician admitted such songs will sound very differently when backed by a symphony orchestra in a concert hall. ‘A symphony orchestra lifts the music up and turns it into a spectacle,’ Felder said…. The son of a laborer, he grew up in Gainesville, Florida…. ‘Dad always had the radio on and he’d fill the house with the sounds of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey … as well as jazz musicians like Miles Davis.’ … Since leaving the Eagles, Felder has been a successful solo artist…. ‘Songs like “Hotel California” have taken on a life of their own,’ he said…. With the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, … ‘It will feel like a rock show.’ ” Ryan Haskins is music director of the Sioux City Symphony.