Maryland Symphony Presents "The Best of the Eagles"
HAGERSTOWN, Md. – March 30, 2017 – One of the best-selling bands of all time will be celebrated during the Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s “The Best of the Eagles” concert Saturday, April 8 at the historic Maryland Theatre at 8:00 p.m. Jeans ‘n Classics, a Canada-based company of vocalists and musicians, will take the stage alongside Music Director and Conductor Elizabeth Schulze and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra to feature such Eagles hits as “The Best of My Love,” “Take It Easy,” “Witchy Woman” and “One of These Nights,” along with the album “Hotel California” in its entirety.
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Peter Brennan’s Jeans ‘n Classics works with over 100 orchestras annually in venues throughout North America. They have created almost 1,000 original rock and pop orchestrations which are presented across 50 unique and exciting productions. Three vocalists and five musicians from Jeans ‘n Classics will perform with over 40 orchestra members at the Maryland Theatre to feature the unforgettable music of the Eagles. The power and emotion of a symphony orchestra will combine with the energy and excitement of a rock concert, allowing the audience to experience the greatest hits from Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh like never before.
With its Pops concerts, the Maryland Symphony aims to attract an audience of different ages and musical tastes by presenting special event concerts that are themed around musical selections from Broadway, country, jazz, Hollywood and rock ‘n’ roll. Jeans ‘n Classics approach to combining world class rock musicians and symphonies has been a game changer for many orchestras in their quest to attract new and more expansive audiences. Not only does Jeans ‘n Classics perform the music of the Eagles, but Elton John, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, David Bowie, U2, Adele, Sam Smith, Katy Perry — and the list goes on.
“It’s incredibly exciting for us to work with Jeans ‘n Classics to present an evening of music that has endured across generations.” says Michael Harp, Director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. “This is a perfect opportunity to come hear a really extraordinary orchestra perform music that is both accessible and popular. Granted, we certainly love Bach and Beethoven, but it’s also fun for our musicians to perform full orchestrations combined with vocals on a song like ‘Hotel California’. We hope to see a diverse audience, with fans that, like the music itself, represent the multi-generational influence of the Eagles.”
Peter Brennan, Jeans n’ Classics founder, orchestral arranger and guitarist will perform with the band as part of this one night only special event. In addition to Brennan on guitar, the concert will feature vocalists Michael Shotton, Kathryn Rose and David Blamires, guitarist Bob McAlpine, keyboard player John Regan, bassist Mitchell Tyler and drummer Jeff Christmas.
Tickets for the concert range from $25 to $65 for adults and $15 to $55 for children and full-time students. To purchase tickets, call 301-797-4000 or go online at www.marylandsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the MSO Box Office at 30 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown. The Maryland Theatre is located at 21 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown.
“The Best of the Eagles” and the appearance of Jeans ‘n Classics is made possible by the generous support of Antietam Cable Television and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.
The Best of the Eagles
Saturday April 8 at 8:00 PM
The Maryland Theatre
Elizabeth Schulze, Conductor
Jeans 'n Classics
Michael Shotton, Lead Vocals
Kathryn Rose, Backing and Feature Vocals
David Blamires, Backing and Feature Vocals
Peter Brennan, Guitar, Jeans ‘n Classics Founder
Jeff Christmas, Drums
Bob McAlpine, Guitar
John Regan, Keyboards
Mitch Tyler, Electric Bass
The Long Run
The Boys Of Summer
End Of The Innocence
(Medley): One Of These Nights / Tequila Sunrise / Best Of My Love
Take It Easy
Get Over It
New Kid In Town
Life In The Fast Lane
Wasted Time: Reprise
Victim Of Love
Pretty Maids All In A Row
Try And Love Again
The Last Resort
Tickets for events can be purchased online at www.marylandsymphony.org; in person at the Maryland Symphony Orchestra Administrative Offices located at 30 W Washington St, Hagerstown, MD 21740 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday); or by calling the Box Office at 301-797-4000 during normal business hours. Group Rates are available for groups of ten or more.
Built in 1915, designed by renowned architect Thomas Lamb, the Maryland Theatre is the anchor to the Arts & Entertainment district in downtown Hagerstown. The Theatre provides comfortable seating for 1,300 at performances of country artists, comedians, children's shows, recitals, stage shows, and more. Since 1982, the Theatre has been the official home of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. The Maryland Theatre welcomes approximately 120,000 people through her doors annually. The Maryland Theatre is located at 21 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
ABOUT MARYLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Founded in 1982, Maryland Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 35th season as the area’s premier professional orchestra. Under the musical direction of Maestra Elizabeth Schulze, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to providing musical performances that educate and entertain, while enhancing the cultural environment of Western Maryland and the surrounding region. Learn more: www.marylandsymphony.org
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Director of Marketing & Public Relations