When the touring show Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown comes to the Miller Symphony Hall on November 30, the Liberty High School (Bethlehem) String Quartet will have the privilege of joining the professional musicians on stage to add some orchestral texture to the evening.
LHS seniors Vivian Wong, Man Ngyuen, junior Julia Zheng and freshman Angela Rhee will join the bands for the songs “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yesterday,” “A Day in the Life,” “Hello Goodbye,” “Hey Jude,” “As Tears Go By,” and “Ruby Tuesday.”
In addition to playing with the Liberty High Orchestra, quartet members perform with prestigious area ensembles, including the Lehigh University Philharmonic, the Young People’s Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley and the Pennsylvania Music Education Association (PMEA) District Orchestra.
The show pits Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction against rival Brit boys Abbey Road in an all-out musical showdown for rock dominance. The string quartet will perform seven songs with the bands.
The two greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time face off in Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown. Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the nation’s top Beatles tribute bands. With brilliant musicianship and authentic costumes and gear, Abbey Road plays beloved songs spanning the Beatles’ career. They engage in a “showdown” of the hits with Stones tribute band Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show, who offer a faithful rendition of the music and style of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the bad boys of the British Invasion. The production includes multimedia, period costumes and vintage instruments. It has toured for years, with a critic for the Los Angeles Times at one point declaring: “this is the most unique tribute show in decades.” The Allentown show is part of a 125 city tour of the U.S., Canada and Australia.
The producers of Beatles vs. Stones approached LHS Music Director Kevin Long looking for a talented ensemble which could hold their own with a rock band in front of an audience. The show commonly hires a local quartet to augment the production while on tour.
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