Great Moments in Vinyl plays The Beatles with Strings

City Winery
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Event Description:

Some of the best loved Beatles songs are songs that they themselves never got to perform live. They began as a four-piece band, but their creative vision expanded in the studio to include instruments that took them beyond the basic format of rock and roll. With the assistance of their innovative producer, George Martin, they added a string quartet to “Yesterday” and dispensed with the band entirely on “Eleanor Rigby.” They used the sound of violins to good effect on the politically savvy “Piggies” and the mind-blowing “A Day in the Life.” Then, producer Phil Spector put his touch on songs such as “The Long and Winding Road” and “Across the Universe” by adding a full orchestra. It wasn’t only the words and melodies that put The Beatles in a class by themselves, it was their memorable arrangements, too.

For their first Sunday Brunch performance at City Winery, Great Moments in Vinyl presents Beatles with Strings, an assortment of songs that featured strings from throughout the band’s career. And as always at a Great Moments in Vinyl show, you’ll be drawn into the music with stories about the songs and the musicians who created them.

Phil Angotti leads the ensemble on vocals and guitar with Jim Ryan on keyboards and vocals, Joe Camarillo on drums and vocals, and veteran Chicago radio personality William Lindsey Cochran on bass and storytelling, accompanied by a string quartet led by Philip Roach.