Music Scene: Oct. 18-24
“The British Are Coming” is the theme of the GJ Rockestra’s next concert and has a set list of songs from bands and musicians from across the pond.
The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center at Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St.
The set list of music from all-English rock bands includes some songs that the full orchestra will perform and other songs featuring simpler arrangements with various string instruments, rhythm, horns, and flutes. Here is what you’ll hear:
“Karn Evil 9” from Emerson, Lake & Palmer; “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’,” Judas Priest; “Roundabout,” Yes; “Sympathy for the Devil,” The Rolling Stones; “Blinded by the Light,” Manfred Mann’s Earth Band; “Son of a Preacher Man,” Dusty Springfield; “Philadelphia Freedom,” Elton John; “Middle of the Road,” The Pretenders; “Lola,” The Kinks; “Live and Let Die,” Paul McCartney; “Hey Jude,” The Beatles; and “Ace of Spades,” Motorhead.
Following intermission, GJ Rockestra will perform “Bohemian Rhapsody” from Queen; “Venus,” Bananarama; “Here I Go Again,” Whitesnake; “Hush,” Deep Purple; “Evil Woman,” Electric Light Orchestra; “Oh Darlin’,” The Beatles; and “Photograph,” Def Leppard.
A Led Zepplin Tribute will be followed by the finale: a version of Led Zepplin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” modeled after Heart’s cover of the song at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors. It will feature Colorado Mesa University choirs and guest high school students.
Beer and wine will be available to purchase before the concert and during intermission.
Tickets cost $20–$25 and can be purchased at gjsymphony.org or by calling 243-6787.