A co-production of Schirmer Theatrical and composer Rob Kapilow’s acclaimed concert series, What Makes It Great: The Beatles features a string ensemble performing with an all-star cast of five top musicians on guitar, drums, bass, and vocals. Rob Kapilow himself leads the concert from the keyboard, taking you on a musical and historical journey from The Beatles’ relatively simple early hits to their remarkably complex later music.
To explore the resounding question, “what makes music great?” Kapilow takes audiences inside the music of The Beatles, unraveling, slowing down, and recomposing key passages to illustrate why each piece is so extraordinary. What Makes It Great: The Beatles illustrates the brilliance of eight Beatles songs including “She Loves You,” “Help,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “A Hard Day’s Night.”
The premiere performance of What Makes It Great: The Beatles in May 2022 was co-produced by the Kaufman Music Center in NYC and featured student artists from the Center’s Special Music School.
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