Live: Dave Mustaine & the San Diego Symphony

One of thrash-metal's guitar pioneers, Dave Mustaine, joined the San Diego Symphony for a special performance April 12.

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Alex Matthews
The San Diego Symphony invited Megadeth frontman, Dave Mustaine, to perform as a guest guitar soloist on April 12.
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The symphony performed several classical works, accompanied by Mustaine's patented brand of heavy metal guitar playing
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Copley Symphony Hall was the ideal setting for such a unique pairing.
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The San Diego Symphony was conducted by Ken-David Masur (pictured, middle).
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The orchestra started off the night with Berlioz's "The Roman Carnival Overture."
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Masur then introduced Mustaine to rabid applause.
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The orchestra launched into Johann Sebastian Bach's "Air" from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 -- with Mustaine on electric guitar.
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His guest performance continued with the "Summer" and "Winter" movements from Antonio Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons."
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In a true treat for Megadeth fans, Mustaine returned with the orchestra for an encore performance of the band's "Symphony of Destruction."
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