Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra’s “Abbey Road” fundraiser

Posted on: May 16, 2014

“The classic music album format was already on the wane when Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra members were born, but tonight the talented musicians will have a hand in its revival,” writes Brian Hughes in Thursday’s (5/15) Crestview News Bulletin (Crestview, Florida). “The students will join members of the Pensacola-based White Tie Rock Ensemble to perform ‘The Beatles: Abbey Road’ in concert as Brian Brown, the youth orchestra’s new director, makes his debut. ‘As my first concert with the NFSYO, I wanted to create a fun and entertaining event that would help raise funds needed for scholarships and support for our youth symphony programs,’ Brown said. White Tie Rock Ensemble leader Jonathan Clark said his group’s mission is to help classic album music live again in the age of digital music downloads.… Just as The Beatles used electronic musical sound effects on ‘Abbey Road,’ the NWFSYO continues the band’s pioneering tradition of enhancing rock music with unexpected instruments. ‘Long live the side-long epic!’ Clark said. ‘Long live the concept album!’ ”

Posted May 16, 2014