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Tiesto’s “Adagio For Strings” Gets Orchestrated at Sensation Amsterdam

The legendary brand, Sensation, saw it’s long-serving co-founder, Duncan Stutterheim, depart from his role as CEO last weekend. But what an exit they made it for him!

The World-famous Sensation White was the venue for Stutterheim’s departure, on it’s 15h anniversary to be exact. The CEO received an all-out production, with trapeze artists and pyrotechnics that would rival any major festival. However, the ‘piece de resistance’ was when Tiësto’s most iconic track, “Adagio For Strings” was performed by a 5oo strong choir in an operatic version of the legendary chords.

The original track by Samuel Barber has been sampled by many names in the electronic scene, including Ferry Corsten and Armin van Buuren. However, Tiësto’s rendition surely has go down as the best electronic take, soaring electronic music to the elevated levels of hymn music in terms of atmosphere and power. Used as part of a 15-minutes megamix of several timeless soundtracks from the festival and era over the years, Stutterheim and the crowd were unsurprisingly left with awing goosebumps.

Adagio for strings during the Megamix by a choir of 500 menAn unforgettable moment! A choir of 500 men strong singing the most unique version ever of Tiësto ‘s ‘Adagio for strings’ during the Megamix. #Sensation15 Join the Livestream: http://sns.tn/livenow

Posted by Sensation on Saturday, 4 July 2015



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