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Twist & Shout: The Music of the Beatles—A Symphonic Experience

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Twist & Shout: The Music of the Beatles—A Symphonic Experience

Friday, January 6—Sunday, January 8, 2023

Friday, January 6—Sunday, January 8, 2023
Orchestra Hall
2 hours

Twist & Shout celebrates The Beatles in America, beginning with their 1964 appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and following their journey across the country as Beatlemania won the hearts of Americans everywhere. Relive the British invasion as the DSO plays hits like "Love Me Do," "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Can’t Buy Me Love," "A Hard Day’s Night," "Eight Days a Week," "Ticket to Ride," "Help!," "Yesterday," and more, accompanied by rare and previously-unseen photos.

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Artists

Jeff Tyzik

conductor

Grammy Award-winner Jeff Tyzik is one of America’s most innovative and sought-after pops conductors. Tyzik is recognized for his brilliant arrangements, original programming, and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. In addition to his role as Principal Pops Conductor of the DSO, Tyzik holds The Dot and Paul Mason Principal Pops Conductor’s Podium at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and also serves as principal pops conductor of the Oregon Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Rochester Philharmonic – a post he has held for 23 seasons. 

Frequently invited as a guest conductor, Tyzik has appeared with the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Milwaukee Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In May 2007, the Harmonia Mundi label released his recording of works by Gershwin with pianist Jon Nakamatsu and the RPO, which stayed in the Top 10 on the Billboard classical chart for over three months. Alex Ross of the New Yorker called it “one of the snappiest Gershwin discs in years.” 

Committed to performing music of all genres, Tyzik has collaborated with such diverse artists as Megan Hilty, Chris Botti, Matthew Morrison, Wynonna Judd, Tony Bennett, Art Garfunkel, Dawn Upshaw, Marilyn Horne, Arturo Sandoval, The Chieftains, Mark O’Connor, Doc Severinsen, and John Pizzarelli. He has created numerous original programs that include the greatest music from jazz and classical to Motown, Broadway, film, dance, Latin, and swing. Tyzik holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. For more information, visit jefftyzik.com. 

Paul Lauren

vocals

A native New Yorker, singer-songwriter Paul Loren feels most at home in the rich legacy of soul, classic pop, and the Great American Songbook. Taking elements from early R&B, jazz, and Brill Building pop, he crafts his music with an ear towards timelessness. He completed his first headline tour in 2019, and has performed with artists including The Temptations, Brendan James, and American Idol winner Taylor Hicks.

Colin Smith

vocals

Irish born vocalist Colin Smith has led a musical life as varied as it is impressive. While signed on RCA Records, Smith’s former band, Mrnorth, toured with the likes of The Who, Van Halen, Sheryl Crow, and Journey. As a solo artist, he has collaborated with Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera, and performed on Saturday Night Live.

Rick Brantley

vocals

A dynamic performing artist and songwriter, Rick Brantley has toured the world with artists including John Hiatt, Kiefer Sutherland, Zac Brown, and Brandy Clark, as well as headlining his own solo shows. Brantley continues to add to his impressive portfolio, producing acclaimed records with artists like Rob Baird and Justin Halpin, and directing music videos in his down time.

Oscar Rodriguez

guitar

Guitarist Oscar Rodriguez has produced projects including Jukebox The Ghost, Jon The Guilt, and Rikki Will, in addition to hundreds of songs for the YouTube Audio Library, the Facebook Sound Collection, Marmoset Music, and Premium Beat. He is a co-founder of Track Tribe, a music and media collective, and often collaborates with drummer and vocalist Zach Jones.

Brian Killeen

bass

Bassist Brian Killeen studied with the great Avishai Cohen and attended William Paterson University’s jazz program, and has since worked with artists including Rachel Platten, A Great Big World, Liz Longley, Barnaby Bright, and Caleb Hawley. He has served as the long-time bass chair for the Big Apple Circus, and has performed on The Today Show and in the Broadway production of The Cher Show.

Jordan Rose

drums

Drummer Jordan Rose has worked with artists including Theo Katzman, Cory Wong, Caleb Hawley, Darren Criss, Charlie Puth, Pomplamoose, Charlie Hunter, Jeff Coffin, Joe Louis Walker, Louis Cato, Rufus Wainwright, Ruel, SZA, and Maddie Poppe, and has performed in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway.

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