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BW Beatles rehearsal, from left to right: John Kramer '16, Mickey Ryan '15, David Nainger '16, Jesse Hodgson '14, Michael Simile '16, Patrick Peralta '17, and Peter Van Reesma '16

Secrets of the White Album - Hi-Fi

Wednesday, March 19 at 3:10 p.m.

Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building

University Preview Concert

Friday, March 28 at 10:30 p.m.

Fynette-Kulas Hall,

Boesel Musical Arts Center, 49 Seminary St.


The White Album: In Concert
Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.

John Patrick Theatre,
Kleist Center for Art & Drama, 95 East Bagley

Free tickets will distributed at 5pm day of show, first come, first served. One ticket per person and all members of the party must be present.

BW Beatles to Perform The White Album

In their most ambitious undertaking to date, the BW Beatles will return for a fourth year to perform the music of The White Album.

By A. Paige Greene '14

The 2014 BW Beatles Festival will be the final rotation in a four-year program that has been produced and performed entirely by students. Beatles fans can look forward to a translation of the 1968 double album on March 28 and 29.  

BW Beatles started in 2011, when a group of seniors wanted to bring variety to a Conservatory of Music known for "The Oldest Collegiate Bach Festival." The result was a Beatles cover band that started with a small performance of the songs of Abbey Road.

Growth from Concert to Festival

The musicians were so overwhelmed with support for that first casual concert, that they returned in 2012 to perform the album Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. They had prepared for an audience of 100, and instead were met with 200 eager listeners.

In 2013 they expanded The Magical Mystery Tour into a weekend long Beatles festival, and a self-proclaimed title to "The Oldest Collegiate Beatles Festival," filling the Kleist Center's John Patrick Theatre. This year, there will be two concerts available to accommodate the crowds that always follow the BW Beatles.

2014 Line-up Includes Hi-Fi Vinyl Experience

The 2014 Beatles Festival will begin with a University Preview on Friday, March 28 at 10:30 p.m. in Fynette-Kulas Hall in the Boesel Musical Arts Center, followed by The White Album: In Concert on Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the John Patrick Theatre.

New this year: prep for the BW Beatles concert with "Secrets of the White Album," a vinyl listening and multimedia experience presented by Hi-Fi "audiophile," Thomas Mulready of Cool Cleveland.  Bring your ears to Gamble Auditorium on Wednesday, March 19 at 3:10 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public.

Posted February 2014

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