Come Together: 50 Years After Abbey Road
A Symphonic tribute to the best in British rock.
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 3:00pm
Pre-concert chat at 2:15 with Michael Newnham
Rock at the Symphony: Orchestra Toronto presents a tribute to seminal British rock of the 60s and 70s. We are excited to present the world premiere of Richard Herriott’s new rock concerto, An Electric Organ, a Ladder, and a Persian Rug, inspired by the music of Emerson, Lake and Palmer. And for another first time, we are partnering with Jeans 'n Classics to present a tribute to the Beatles’ Abbey Road.
Michael Newnham – Conductor
Richard Herriott – Piano*
Jeans 'n Classics – Rock Ensemble**
On the Program
Richard Herriott – An Electric Organ, a Ladder and a Persian Rug: Rock concerto for Piano and Orchestra* - World Premier
Jeans 'n Classics – Abbey Road**
Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6R8
For almost 20 years Peter Brennan’s Jeans 'n Classics approach to combining world class rock musicians and symphonies has been a game changer for orchestras. While most definitely not a tribute act, Jeans 'n Classics faithfully interprets the music of legendary rock and pop albums and artists, with their own special and signature flair. Jeans ’n Classics works with over 100 orchestras in venues throughout North America, and has created almost 1,000 original rock and pop orchestrations which are presented across 45 unique and exciting productions.
Renowned pianist and composer Richard Herriott is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading Dance Accompanists, having worked with the Northern Ballet and serving as Guest Pianist for the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Lviv State National Ballet Theatre of Ukraine, and most recently The National Ballet of Canada.
Here's what Interim Music Director Michael Newnham has to say about The Beatles, and the Orchestra: