Local High School String Quartet to Join Touring Beatles Musical

In My Life—A Musical Theatre Tribute to The Beatles is the award-winning musical biography of The Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein and features the live music of renowned tribute band Abbey Road. The show is widely considered by industry insiders to be the most unique Beatles show in decades. The show is appropriate for all ages. The production includes multimedia, period costumes and vintage instruments.
Summit High students Miri Nishikawa, Lindsey Williams, Nate Wiliford and Zeta Gesme will join the band for the songs Eleanor Rigby, Yesterday, A Day in the Life, Hello Goodbye and Hey Jude. As a special touch, Yesterday is played as a scene in which the Paul McCartney character plays the song for the first time for Beatles producer George Martin, with the songwriter explaining that he envisioned a string-quartet accompaniment.
In addition to playing with Summit High’s Chamber Orchestra, quartet members perform with prestigious area groups including the Central Oregon Symphony, the Cascade Winds Symphonic Band, the Central Oregon Youth Orchestra and All-State Honors Orchestras. In January, Gesme, Nishikawa and Williams placed second in the state’s Solo and Ensemble festival in a trio competition and Gesme placed first in state with another trio.
The four musicians perform weddings and other events as The Clearwater Quartet. Those interested in hiring the quartet may contact Zeta Gesme at zgesme@gmail.com. The multi-media musical returns to the Tower Theatre at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $35 – $55 and may be purchased online at www.towertheatre.org, by calling 541-317-0700 or visiting the theatre box office.

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