Abbey Road & Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles’ Music Live Again!

Abbey Road & Magical Mystery Tour, Live in Concert
with 40-piece Orchestra in Ambitious SPMA Concert & Light Show

Thursday, September 26th 2019 at Harris Center, Folsom CA
Friday, September 27th 2019 at Lesher Center, Walnut Creek CA
Saturday, Sept 28th 2019 at Crest Theatre, Sacramento CA

“And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make” …SPMA Beatles Guitar Project expands its ambitious Beatles repertoire with a massive fall fundraiser celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles Abbey Road album + 1967’s phenom soundtrack to Magical Mystery Tour. Released in the U.K. on Sept 26, 1969, Abbey Road would become the final and critically acclaimed Beatles album. Aside from a spontaneous rooftop performance at their recording studio in London while recording the album “Let It Be,” Beatles fans never got to hear them play live again.

Thursday. Sept 26, 2019
The Beatles 50th Anniversary of Abbey Road + Magical Mystery Tour
Produced by SPMA. A Benefit Show for Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy
Harris Center (Stage 1) @ 10 College Pkwy Folsom, CA 95630
Tickets: https://harriscenter.net
Evening Show: Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 6:30pm. Matinee Show: TBA

Friday. Sept 27, 2019
The Beatles 50th Anniversary of Abbey Road + Magical Mystery Tour
Produced by SPMA. A Benefit Show for Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy
Lesher Center for the Arts (Hofmann Theatre) 1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Tickets: http://www.lesherartscenter.org/
Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8pm

Saturday. Sept 28, 2019
The Beatles 50th Anniversary of Abbey Road + Magical Mystery Tour
Produced by SPMA. A Benefit Show for Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy
Crest Theatre 1013 K Street Sacramento, CA 95814
Tickets: https://www.crestsacramento.com/
Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8:00pm

SPMA Artistic Director, Benjamin J. McClara, has painstakingly transcribed and arranged both Abbey Road & Magical Mystery Tour for Rhythm Section, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion & Choir.  Both albums will be performed in full in the original order. Forty of the best professional musicians from the greater Sacramento Area, have collaborated & come together for this concert, in an effort to raise funding to support and advance music education through SPMA including The SPMA Guitar Project & the SPMA Scholarship Fund, which helps to bring music education and guitar programs to underserved schools in the greater Sacramento region.

Steve Roach, playing the Trumpet 1 part on the show, is also Director of Jazz Studies at California State University Sacramento, School of Music had this to say:

“You are doing such tremendous work with promoting music in our community with these young kids.  Your work is not going unnoticed.  It’s very inspiring and people are in tune with what you are doing.  Keep up the great work.  It’s a labor of love, but the difference you are making in their lives is immeasurable.  I’m so happy to be a part of it.”     

The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Abbey Road & Magical Mystery Tour will feature our Master of Ceremonies and 2018 Sammie Award Winner (Best Live Entertainer) Peter Petty. News Radio KFBK afternoon anchor Kitty O’Neal and her husband, Paragary’s Corporate Executive Chef and guitarist Kurt Spataro (who front their own band, Skyler’s Pool,)  along with Sacramento greats Gabe Nelson (Cake/Bellygunner), Casey Lipka (Classical Revolution), Hans Eberbach ( Joy & Madness)  and guitarist Greg Williams. SPMA founder Benjamin J. McClara  will lead the giant orchestra through both masterpiece albums –there were no filler tracks with the Beatles!  “Come Together”, “Here Comes The Sun”, “Something”; “I Am The Walrus,”  “Strawberry Fields Forever”, “All You Need Is Love,” “Penny Lane” “Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End — who doesn’t know every note and all the words ?

George Holden, a San Francisco light show pioneer, brings his highly regarded liquid lights, film and live cinema show to accompany the live music performance. http://www.liquidlightshow.org/

Says McClara, ”This is the benefit show, of all benefit shows, reaching out to Beatles fans in the greater Sacramento Region & now we’re headed out of town to Walnut Creek!!!; a sign that the Beatles will live on forever.  It’s your chance to witness one of the greatest pages in Beatles history played live; with more than 40 professional musicians taking the stage, both Beatles albums will unfold before you from start to finish.”

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