UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra
All You Need Is Love! (First Set)
Hilo Performing Arts Center
May 3, 2018
As a follow-up to December’s Frank Zappa tribute concert, which had the UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra performing alongside Frank Zappa’s son and accomplished musician, Dweezil Zappa, comes a concert dedicated to the music of the Beatles. The show will feature some of the Beatles best-loved songs with selections from Revolver, Abbey Road, Magical Mystery Tour and the White Album. The band will also perform several songs from the groundbreaking album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Musical Director Trever Veilleux: “The impact the Beatles had on popular music cannot be overstated. Their songs have become ingrained in our collective culture and continue to be loved by younger generations.
“We’ve had so much fun putting this show together,” he added. “We’ll be playing everything from hard rocking songs like Helter Skelter, to beautiful ballads like Yesterday. Lennon and McCartney were master songwriters and learning this music has been a real treat. The musicians in the UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra do an amazing job injecting youthful energy into this great music.”
Joining the UH Hilo group on select numbers will be the Orchid Isle Orchestra (OIO). OIO is a project of the East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center, founded by Cathy Young in 2006, for violin-family players/students in the community. OIO’s Assistant Conductor, Walter Greenwood, will conduct She’s Leaving Home, a Lennon/McCartney piece arranged by Young for string orchestra.
“Orchid Isle Orchestra players are excited to collaborate with the UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra and to play music many of us grew up hearing on the radio,” Young said.
The show also features dancing and choreography by Dori Yamada and the 5,6,7,8s.