Local high school string quartet to join the pros on Elgin stage
By: la jolla booking
The show pits Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction against rival Brit boys Abbey Road in an all-out musical showdown for rock dominance. The string quartet will perform seven songs with the bands.
Here's the rundown:
The show: The two greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time face off in Beatles vs. Stones - A Musical Showdown. Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the nation's top Beatles tribute bands. With brilliant musicianship and authentic costumes and gear, Abbey Road plays beloved songs spanning the Beatles' career. They engage in a "showdown" of the hits with Stones tribute band Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show, who offer a faithful rendition of the music and style of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the bad boys of the British Invasion. The production includes multimedia, period costumes and vintage instruments. It has toured for years, with a critic for the Los Angeles Times at one point declaring: "this is the most unique tribute show in decades." The Elgin show is part of a 125 city tour of the U.S., Canada and Australia.
The string quartet: St. Charles East High School seniors Ayu Seiya, Lasey Emmerich, Storey Childs and Trudie Childs will join the bands for the songs "Eleanor Rigby," "A Day in the Life,"'Yesterday,"
The quartet's Beatles or Stones fans: Storey Childs and Trudie Childs are the quartet's Beatles fans.
"Blackbird has to be my favorite song," said Storey.
"My favorite Beatles song is definitely 'Twist and Shout,'" said Trudie.
The details: Two of the greatest bands of all time face off in a high-energy, adrenaline-pumping musical showdown. The Fab Four, represented by tribute band Abbey Road will engage in a barrage of hits against premier Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction. Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown comes to The Hemmens Cultural Center on Monday, September 23 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $35-$75 and may be purchased by phone at 847.931.5900, at the Theatre Box Office or online at www.hemmens.org. The Hemmens Cultural Center is located at 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120. The show is appropriate for all ages.