As part of its ongoing NY Living Legacy Project, The Egg Performing Arts Center will explore the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ arrival in New York with a number of performances and related events from February 6 through 15.The celebration will include a series of multi-media events in eight area community centers and be highlighted by two performances at The Egg.
The festivities begin with eight multi-media lectures held in various venues around the Capital Region. Led by ethnomusicologist, Beatles scholar and Skidmore College Professor Gordon Thompson, the program, entitled “She Loves You – The Beatles and New York” will explore the impact of the British invasion on New York, led by The Beatles in February 1964, their historic concert at Shea Stadium, John Lennon’s NYC connection and discuss how their music continues to be an inspiration to composers and performing artists today.
In addition to historic film clips, recordings and photos, the program will be highlighted by live, solo piano interpretations of Beatles classic songs by Cole Broderick. Well known for his jazz, classical and original piano stylings, Mr. Broderick devoted nearly two years of his life painstakingly interpreting some of the group’s most beloved songs on his recent recording “A Solo Piano Tribute to The Beatles.” These events will take place from February 6 – 13 and are free and open to the public at the locations listed below.
SHE LOVES YOU – THE BEATLES AND NEW YORK
Thursday, February 6, 7 PM: Guilderland Public Library
Friday, February 7, 7 PM: Albany Institute of History & Art
Saturday, February 8, 2 PM, Schenectady Public Library
Sunday, February 9, 2 PM, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
Monday, February 10, 7 PM, The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 PM, Saratoga Springs Public Library
Wednesday, February 12, 7 PM, Crandall Public Library
Thursday, February 13, 7 PM, Bethlehem Public Library