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Revolution: The Beatles and Contemporary Classical Music
The New York Times says that Alarm Will Sound is the “future of classical music,” so you may be surprised to learn what composers inspire this pioneering chamber orchestra – the Beatles! With a repertory that spans from Bach, Ravel, and Bernstein to Aphex Twin, Radiohead, and Frank Zappa, this versatile troupe of virtuosi is redefining where and what an orchestra is, and winning new audiences in the process. Join AWS music director Alan Pierson and composer/performer Matt Marks for an evening of Beatles listening, fascinating discussion, plus a video presentation of AWS’s orchestral realization of the Beatles’ Revolution 9.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!