RELEASE: A faithful tribute to the music of The Moody Blues by GO NOW!
A faithful tribute to the music of The Moody Blues by GO NOW!
With Gordy Marshall, the drummer that toured with The Moody Blues for 25 years, GO NOW! recreates some of the band’s greatest hits with the Omaha Symphony
OMAHA, Neb., May 25, 2022— Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and English band The Moody Blues are known for bringing their imaginative and soulful melodies to the genre and creating a sound that was orchestral in nature. They influenced bands such as Yes, Genesis, the Electric Light Orchestra, and Deep Purple.
To pay tribute to their legacy, the band GO NOW! along with conductor Michael Krajewski are joining the Omaha Symphony to celebrate some of the band’s most beloved hits. Brought together by drummer Gordy Marshall, the session musician who toured with The Moody Blues for 25 years, this group consists of some of today’s most accomplished musicians.
Vocalist and percussionist Mick Wilson has a multifaceted career as a vocalist, producer, composer, and most recently he was the ‘singing voice’ in the Academy Award-winning movie Bohemian Rhapsody for the actor who portrayed Queen’s drummer. Nick Kendall has spent the last eight years as one of London’s busiest session guitarists. He has performed with household names which include 10cc, Alice Cooper, Brian May, Tony Hadley, Jimmy Somerville, and Gordon Giltrap to name a few. Patrick Duffin is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who composed the themes for Come Dine with Me, Loose Women and Money for Nothing on television. Ryan Farmery is a composer and producer based in Hertfordshire, UK and tours as a keyboardist with well-known artists like Dr. Hook, Natalie Imbruglia, and Sam Bailey. Joined also by prolific musicians Tim Maple, Malcolm Moore, David Julien, Keith Atack, Phil Taylor, Helen Wilson, and Graham McGarrick, GO NOW! has cultivated a collaboration worthy of The Moody Blues.
The performances is presented on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center Peter Kiewit Concert Hall. Tickets are on sale now at omahasymphony.org.
Saturday, June 4, 7:30 p.m.
Holland Performing Arts Center Peter Kiewit Concert Hall
Michael Krajewski, conductor
GO NOW!, band
About GO NOW!
GO NOW! The music of The Moody Blues is the brainchild of drummer Gordy Marshall. Gordy toured with The Moody Blues for 25 years as a session musician. Along with Mick Wilson (known as lead singer of 10cc), the two musicians have brought together some of the very best singers and instrumentalists in the country to create the ultimate tribute to the greatest classic rock band of a generation. Hit songs such as “Nights in White Satin”, “Tuesday Afternoon”, “Go Now,” and “Isn’t Life Strange” are beautifully recreated live, and sound as close to the initial recordings as you will ever hear.
About Michael Krajewski
Known for his entertaining programs and engaging personality, Michael Krajewski is a much sought-after pops conductor in the U.S.A., Canada and abroad.
His twenty-year relationship with the Houston Symphony included seventeen years as Principal Pops Conductor. He also served as Principal Pops Conductor of the Long Beach Symphony for eleven years, Principal Pops Conductor of Atlanta Symphony for eight years, Music Director of the Philly Pops for six years, and Principal Pops Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony for twenty-five years.
Michael’s busy schedule as a guest conductor includes concerts with major and regional orchestras across the United States. In Canada he has appeared with the orchestras of Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina and Kitchener-Waterloo. Overseas he has performed in Ireland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Iceland, Malaysia and China.
Michael has conducted concerts featuring noteable musicians and entertainers from many diverse styles of music. He has worked with classical luminaries such as vocalist Marilyn Horne, flutist James Galway, pianist Alicia de Larrocha and guitarists Pepe and Angel Romero.
In the field of popular music he has performed with Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Kenny Loggins, Ben Folds, Rufus Wainright, Jason Alexander, Patti Austin, Sandi Patty, Megan Hilty, Matthew Morrison, Doc Severinsen, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Chieftains, Chicago, Pink Martini, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Born in Detroit, Michael studied music education at Wayne State University and conducting at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of music. He was an Antal Dorati Fellowship Conductor with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and subsequently served as the DSO’s assistant conductor for four years. Michael now lives in Florida with his wife Darcy. In his spare time he enjoys travel, photography and solving crossword puzzles.
Tickets for GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues start at $20. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.omahasymphony.org, through the Ticket Omaha app, or by calling Ticket Omaha at 402.345.0606. Student rush tickets are $10 and can be purchased one hour before the performance. Performance dates are subject to change. In the event of performance changes or cancellations, the Omaha Symphony will email ticket holders to inform them of new dates and ticketing options. Patrons with questions may email email@example.com. The Omaha Symphony also regularly posts performance updates at omahasymphony.org, along with the Omaha Symphony’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. Patrons can sign up for the latest updates at omahasymphony.org.
Thank you to our Rocks Series sponsor FNBO and our concert sponsor CHI Health.
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. Programs, artists, dates, times, prices, and availability are subject to change.
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