Press Release: Seattle Rock Orchestra returns to Walla Walla – April 30, May 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2022 – Seattle Rock Orchestra returns to Walla Walla in 2022 for two new concerts at Gesa Power House Theatre. On Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m., Seattle Rock Orchestra will perform a concert of music by The Beatles. On Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. Seattle Rock Orchestra will perform a concert of music by Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.
For the April 30 concert which is sponsored in part by U.S. Bank, Seattle Rock Orchestra takes a deep dive into The Beatles discography, performing two classic 1967 albums, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour, both renowned for their experimentation, innovation, and ambition in their use of recorded techniques. Never performed live during The Beatles’ short career, Seattle Rock Orchestra will caringly bring these two studio masterpieces to life for a live audience. The concert will include the songs “Penny Lane,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “A Day in the Life” and many more.
Saturday’s concert of music by The Beatles is nearly sold out.
For the May 1 concert, Seattle Rock Orchestra pays service to two country music trailblazers: Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. Both friends and contemporaries, Cline popularized the “Nashville Sound” and reached new technical and expressive heights in country singing, while Lynn challenged audiences with lyrics that were fearlessly autobiographical and often controversial for the time. The concert will include the songs “Crazy,” ” Fall to Pieces,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),” and many more.
“This is the first Seattle Rock Orchestra program that is dedicated exclusively to music made by women,” says Scott Teske, Artistic Director and Founder of Seattle Rock Orchestra. “And it is also the first time we have entered the country music genre, which is such an important cornerstone of the popular music canon.”
Sunday’s concert of music by Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn will feature Kate Dinsmore and Annie Jantzer on vocals.
Seattle Rock Orchestra doesn’t hide behind a rock band … it is the rock band! Utilizing strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and rotating cast of exciting guest vocalists, Seattle Rock Orchestra delivers high energy tribute concerts unlike any other. Each show offers a dynamic mix of possibilities: a classy night out at the symphony with the infectious energy of a dance party; searing rock solos with intimate orchestral moments of staggering beauty; and fan favorite sing-alongs with lesser known “deep cuts”—combining to create a fun. yet profoundly moving night out that honors the featured artist’s lasting legacy.
Reserved seating tickets ($50-$45) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
Gesa Power House Theatre is currently operating at full capacity, but will continue to follow the most recent guidance from state and county Departments of Health. Current health and safety guidelines at Gesa Power House Theatre are available online or by calling the box office.
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Northwest Public Broadcasting, Pacific Power
Additional support provided by:
Walla Walla County, Port of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla
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