Jack Jones * Ciaran Gribbin * Darren Percival * Jackson Thomas
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE was the ecstatic pop symphony The Beatles wrote to throw their arms around the world on the first global satellite TV link.
Transcending time, generations, languages and cultural barriers like no act before, The Beatles remain the pop phenomenon by which all others are judged; their songs enshrined among the most indelible treasures of our age.
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE celebrates the songs that captivated a generation and fans get the opportunity of reliving their favourite Beatles’ masterworks brilliantly performed live by a 50 piece rock orchestra, led by Musical Director Paul Gray, Conducted by Nic Buc, with Vocal Direction by Lindsay Field and Orchestra leader Adrian Keating.
The songs performed are carefully chosen from The Beatles‘ canon for their instrumentation and arrangements involving a full orchestra seamlessly integrated with the Beatles own rock sensibility. The Beatles didn’t hesitate to pull in the best arrangers, guest musicians and producers of the day.
Don’t be fooled by the orchestra tag, there will be nothing played that wasn’t there already. No watering down, but also no indulgent embellishment and definitely no Beatles’ wigs or fake Liverpool accents! Just the music.
Producers Phil Bathols and Tim Woods have developed a following for their Beatles’ shows including Let it Be, The White Album Concert and Beatles Back2Back all of which bring together Australia’s finest musical talents on a mission to give the audience a faithful, quality live music and sound experience.
Together for a mere 10 years, The Beatles led a musical revolution that radically transformed the sound and significance of rock and roll. Their rich, fresh sound and harmonic structure remains unequalled today.
From the intimacy of Yesterday to the exuberance of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the breathtaking orchestration of their producer and arranger George Martin whose distinctive contribution is immediately recognisable in songs like Eleanor Rigby which was inspired by Bernard Herrmann’s all strings score for Hitchcock’s PSYCHO and the classic and baroque influences in songs like Penny Lane. Apart from the arrangements, Martin’s savvy use of doubling and vari-speed recording to get around the limitations of the primitive recording technology of the day led to epic productions such as Strawberry Fields Forever and A Day In The Life and fed into The Beatles’ creative genius and experimentation.
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE is produced for this exclusive Sydney Opera House concert series and features magical flights of symphonic grandeur combining virtuosos from Australia’s most distinguished classical ensembles and rock musicians fronted by four highly accomplished singers.
Don’t miss this spectacular summer celebration of musical excellence under the hallowed sails of the Sydney Opera House.
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
JACK JONES, CIARAN GRIBBIN, DARREN PERCIVAL & JACKSON THOMAS
THE STRAWBERRY FIELDS ORCHESTRA
Concert Hall – Sydney Opera House
Friday, 2 January 2015 – 8pm
Saturday, 3 January 2015 – 8pm
Sunday, 4 January 2015 – 4pm
Tickets available from 10.00am, Monday, 29 September 2014 from
Sydneyoperahouse.com | 02 9250 7777 or Ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100