Santa Monica High School Orchestras Celebrate The Beatles Tonight

Friday, 18 Oct 2013, 9:11:00 AM

Mirror Staff

The Santa Monica High School Orchestras presents “The Beatles at Barnum III” tonight.
Photo Courtesy Of D’Lynn Waldron
The Santa Monica High School Orchestras presents “The Beatles at Barnum III” tonight.

A celebration of the music of the Beatles featuring the award-winning Santa Monica High School Orchestras – also known as Sir George’s Army in tribute to Beatles producer Sir George Martin – returns to the stage tonight.

Dubbed “The Beatles at Barnum III,” the show will be hosted by humorist and noted Beatles historian Martin Lewis for the third consecutive year.

The show includes full orchestral arrangements of Beatles favorites, audience sing-a-longs, the local “fab five” rock band, Father Knows Best (FKB), and a multimedia presentation.

“The Beatles at Barnum III” starts at 7:30 pm in Barnum Hall, on the campus of Santa Monica High School.

“This is a rare opportunity to experience Beatles music performed live by a full-size orchestra together with a rock band – with the added bonus of hearing entertaining stories about the group,” said Joni Swenson, director of the Samohi Orchestras. “This show is not to be missed by anyone who loves the Beatles.”

A protégé of Beatles publicist Derek Taylor, Lewis will share personal anecdotes about the Beatles and provide context about the music the audience is hearing.

General admission tickets are $20 and $10 for students, and can be purchased online at www.samohiorchestras.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.samohiorchestras.org.

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