Press Release: Celebrate the Beatles’ Abbey Road at 50 with the Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 24, 2019- “Come Together” and get down as the Omaha Symphony brings you a 50th-anniversary celebration of the Beatles’ landmark Abbey Roadalbum and more Beatles hits, Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Holland Center.
Led by guest conductor Jeff Reed and featuring acclaimed rock band The Rewinders, the concert will present Abbey Roadin its entirety and faithful to the original recording. Songs include “Come Together,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “Because,” “Something,” “Octopus’s Garden,” “You Never Give Me Your Money,” and more. Non-Abbey Roadsongs featured include “Eleanor Rigby,” “Penny Lane,” and “I Am the Walrus.”
Released in September 1969, Abbey Roadwas the 11th studio album from the Beatles and marks the last recording sessions when all four musicians were present. John Lennon had quit the band by the time it was released, while Paul McCartney left the year after its release. Abbey Roadwas an immediate commercial success, although initially critics gave it mixed reviews. It is now considered one of the Beatles’ best and has been ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time. The iconic album cover, featuring the band members walking across a zebra crosswalk outside the Abbey Road Studios, has been widely imitated and parodied.
Conductor Jeff Reed is currently the music director of Orchestra Kentucky, which he founded in 2000. Sometimes combining classical and popular music, his concert presentations are singularly authentic, recreating the soundtracks of music’s greatest decade. Reed has conducted the orchestras of Alabama, Augusta, Charleston, Detroit, Greensboro, Knoxville, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville, Omaha, Phoenix, and more.
The Rewinders have performed “record copies” of hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, including the music of Motown and the Beatles. Formed by Jeff Reed, thegroup has played as the headliner with the orchestras of Alabama, Augusta, Charleston, Greensboro (NC), Knoxville, Memphis, Omaha, Portland (ME), Quad Cities (IA), Sacramento, South Bend, and Winston-Salem.
Tickets to Abbey Road at 50start at $19 and are extremely limited. They can be purchased by visiting www.omahasymphony.org or by calling Ticket Omaha at 402.345.0606.
The Omaha Symphony’s Symphony Rocks Series is sponsored by First National Bank.
Artists, dates, time, prices and availability are subject to change.
The Omaha Symphony is a non-profit organization that presents more than 100 live orchestral performances from September through June. In addition to MasterWorks, Symphony Pops, Symphony Rocks, Movies, Symphony Joslyn, and Family series concerts, the Omaha Symphony’s nationally recognized education and community engagement programs touch the lives of more than 40,000 people each year. For tickets or information regarding the Omaha Symphony, call 402-345-0606 or visit omahasymphony.org.
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