September 18, 2020

2000-03-30 – The Greenwood Commonwealth

2000 03 30 The_Greenwood_Commonwealth_Thu__Mar_30__2000_

British Rock Symphony

brings rock ’n’ roll to DSU
Gmup pelforms songs by Beatles, others

CLEVELAND— The British
Rock Symphony and Choir will
rock the house at the Bologna Per-
forming Arts Center at Delta State
University at 7 :30 pm. Friday.

Featuring special guest stars
Billy Pmton and Darlene Love,
this show will take the audience on
a journey through rock ’n’ roll histo-
ry with the music of The Beatles,
The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin,
Pink Floyd and The Who. The tour
also features special performamm
by Simon Townshend, lead gui-
tarist and younger brother of The
Who leader, Pete Townshend, as
well as Mark Clarke, Alvin Fields,
J immy Jewell, Michael Messer and
Ben Townshend.

Seasoned rock conductor, Keith
Levenson, has created a new
dimension in rock ’n’ roll by trans-
forming the masterpieces of these
legendary bands into original sym-
phonic arrangements. Driven by

an orchestra, gospel choir, a core
rock band, and vocalists, the sym-
phony performs these gems in a

two-hour program.

This show, which debuted to a
sold-out New York audience in _
April, 1999, presents more than 20
songs by the likes of Paul McCartr
ney, John Lennon, Mick J agger,
Keith Richards, Pete Townshend,
Robert Plant, J immy Page, David
Gilmour and Roger Waters.

The British Rock Symphony has
performed to sold-out audiences
throughout Canada, Europe, Asia,
South America, Australia, New
Zealand and the U. S. during this
first-ever “Symphonic Rock World
Tour.”

The New York Times has recog-
nized the show’s “rhythmic muscle
(and) cleverness.” The Hollywood
Reporter called it “nostalgic fun for
baby boomers.”

The presenter, David Fishof Pre-
sents, Inc. (DFP), is a music indus
try pioneer and innovator that has
produced more than 4,000 rock’n
roll, variety and family shows over

the past two decades.
Tickets are $20 to $38. Call the

i the center at 846-4626 for more

information.