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The Santa Cruz White Album Ensemble


Upcoming Show:

5-20-2017 WAE Acoustic Show!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

PEACE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 900 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060



The WHITE ALBUM ENSEMBLE announces its next upcoming show of Beatles music, with a String octet led by BARRY PHILLIPS. Since our many concerts with the Santa Cruz County Symphony, Barry has made our charts, and performed with us on cello.

Barry has a GRAMMY award for his 2013 production of Ravi Shankar's The Living Room Sessions Part 1. He is also featured on "Concert for George" (Harrison) with Ravi, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, and Anoushka Shankar, as well as many prestigious tours with both Ravi and his daughter.

The WAE has been performing the Beatles music, live, that the Beatles themselves didn't do live, it was too complex with the 4 piece band, and with the limited 1960's technology. WAE has performed all of the "post tour era" albums in completion, done shows with Redwood Symphony; Monterey Symphony; The Millington Strings, and members of the SF and Oakland symphonies.

This concert is special, and new. The "Unplugged" shows at Kuumbwa jazz center are wildly successful, but are more intimate, 200 capacity, PUCC can fit 400, and has hardwood floors, trees swaying in breezes outside the windows of the extraordinary building, with "Peace" the first name, how perfect. of a large living room, with piano, for them, but this will have a full Octet, no bass or drums, the WAE will be the vocals, a lovely vintage Bosendorfer Grand Piano, rebuilt, that once was the SC Symphony's, acoustic guitars, and special guests JESSE AUTUMN on celtic Harp; vocalist MARTIN KRILANOVICH; and vocalist/ longtime WAE contributor TAMMI BROWN.

RICHARD BRYANT, KEN KRAFT, DALE OCKERMAN, STEPHEN KRILANOVICH & OMAR SPENCE invite you to experience the gorgeous room, the sanctuary of the Peace United Church on High Street, near the UCSC entrance, longtime venue for acoustic concerts, and live recordings. (A live recording will be made of this show. your applause could be immortalized) WAE loves you, and reminds you- that "when you find yourself in times of trouble", ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE!

Tickets are available here at tix.com, and at Streetlight Records in Santa Cruz.

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