California Philharmonic blasts off with a special blend!

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The summer blasts off with a special blend that is pure Cal Phil: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and Beatles hits with a full orchestra. Two great traditions in one great concert - the bad boy of Romantic music shares the stage with the leading Beatles tribute band, playing greatest hits of the most successful and influential rock group in history. Beethoven and the Beatles each set the musical world on fire in their own way with their unique genius and compositional brilliance, thrilling contemporary audiences and gaining worldwide fame.

Beethoven’s 5th Symphony is probably the best-known piece of western music in the world. It took Beethoven four years to write and had only been rehearsed once before its premiere in an icy auditorium on December 22, 1808.

A century and a half later, The Beatles exploded on the music scene with songs of such staggering popularity, Beethoven himself might have called them “Uberleider.” And Beethoven was no slouch when it came to songwriting, having composed over 150 songs. The Beatles wrote more than 250 songs, and you’ll hear the Beatles records come to life with the original sound track orchestrations of,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “All You Need Is Love,” “Eleanor Rigby”, “Got to Get You into My Life” (a salute to the Motown Sound and the first time the Beatles used a horn section), “Imagine,” “Hey Jude” (originally “Hey Jules,” written to comfort Julian Lennon during his parents breakup), and more!

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