Yanni’s Lead Violinist Performs Classic Beatles Tunes at Symphonicity’s November Concert

(Hampton Roads, November 7, 2019) – 

Yanni’s lead violinist, Lindsay Deutsch, takes center stage at Symphonicity’s next concert in a Virginia debut of “Beatles Fantasy,” a concerto for  violin and orchestra comprised of themes from The Beatles. Beatles aficionados will also have an opportunity to take home a limited edition wall display that includes Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney’s autographs.

The concert, titled “Timeless Threads,” is the second Symphonicity concert in the “Bach to the Future” series under the direction of the orchestra’s Music Director and Conductor Daniel W. Boothe. It will take place on Sunday, November 17,  at 3 PM at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.

Each concert in the season opens with a rarely heard orchestral transcription of Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous Baroque piano and organ compositions.  His “Fantasia and Fugue in C minor,” orchestrated by Edward Elgar, will open the “Timeless Threads” concert. The eight-minute piece will be followed by violinist Lindsay Deutsch’s engaging performance of Eric Jones Cadieux’s “Beatles Fantasy” concerto. After a brief intermission, the audience will hear the world-premiere of “Psalm Passacaglia” composed by Maestro Boothe and commissioned by Sharon Reyes as a dedication to her mother. It weaves together hints of Debussy’s “Arabesque” within an evolving fanfare inspired by Psalm 103. The concert will conclude with Ferde Grofé’s epic trip through the Grand Canyon complete with a beautiful backdrop of multimedia images — a sight and sound celebration of the Grand Canyon Park’s 100th anniversary!

Violinist Lindsay Deutsch is presently touring as solo violinist with Yanni having just finished tours with him throughout North America, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Abu Dhabi, Indonesia and Egypt. When not on tour with Yanni, she is touring the country with her genre-defying trio, TAKE3, that infuses classical music with rock-star charisma.

Deutsch frequently appears as guest soloist with American and Canadian symphonies. Recent orchestral engagements include the Colorado, Fort Worth, Missoula, New West, Illinois, Las Cruces, Pensacola, Irving, Cape, Knoxville, South Carolina, West Virginia Symphonies as well as the Los Angeles, McGill, Portland and Boulder Chamber Orchestras. As a chamber musician, Ms. Deutsch has collaborated with such musicians as Gil Shaham, Jeffrey Kahane, Cho-Liang Lin, Arnold Steinhardt, Chee-Yun, Alisa Weilerstein, Gary Hoffman, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet. Her movie credits include playing the solo violin sound track for the movie, “The Good Shepherd” starring Robert De Niro. Deutsch received her education from the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles.

Pre-concert activities will begin at 2 p.m. to include a special “meet and greet” with J.S. Bach as well as the opportunity to hear directly from the soloist in a discussion facilitated by the Music Director. Beatle aficionados will also have an opportunity to bid on an autographed limited edition wall display that includes the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album, 10 vintage unused Beatles concert tickets, and autographs by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Concert goers can quench their thirst with a Symphonicity and Bach-inspired ale called “Bachtoberfest” which will be sold at the Sandler Center all season. It was created by Richmond-based Three Notch’d Brewing Companies and will be sold in select restaurants in Town Center.

Tickets range from $19 to $50 and are available for purchase online at Symphonicity.org or by calling the Symphonicity office at 757-671-8611. Visit or call the Sandler Center Box Office (757-385-2787) for student tickets that range from $10 – $20 and active or retired military discounts. Identification for students and military are required.

For this season only, Symphonicity is offering a special 10% discount to those who purchased tickets to the Sandler Center’s Great Performance Series, “Bach Cello Suites Festival” on October 23rd.  The discount is only available with proof of purchase and by calling the Symphonicity office at 757-671-8611.

“Timeless Threads” is sponsored in part by AMG National Trust Bank,  BIG Investment Services, Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities commission, Business Consortium for Arts Support, Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is located in Virginia Beach at 201 Market Street.

For additional information regarding the concert, please call 757-671-8611 or visit Symphonicity.org .

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