“Quadrophenia,” with live orchestra, at Tanglewood, Met Opera, L.A.’s Greek Theatre

Posted on: June 8, 2017

“Pete Townshend will perform The Who’s famous 1973 double album Quadrophenia live with orchestral accompaniment at four concerts around America in September,” writes Elias Leight in Tuesday’s (6/6) Rolling Stone. “In addition to Townshend, who wrote all of Quadrophenia, the performance will also feature 1980s hitmaker Billy Idol and the tenor singer Alfie Boe, who will sing parts originally voiced by the Who’s Roger Daltrey…. Townshend said in a statement, ‘Melding the contrasting sounds of Quadrophenia with a symphony has been a really unique and powerful way to reach a wide audience of classical and pop music lovers alike. I couldn’t be more excited to see it continue in the U.S.’ Classic Quadrophenia, which premiered in London in 2015, comes to Tanglewood—the Western Massachusetts concert space that is known for celebrating the classical music canon—on September 2nd. The Boston Pops Orchestra will accompany Townshend at this performance. Townshend will then bring his show to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City for a pair of performances. His short trip wraps up with a show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.”

Posted June 8, 2017