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Epic Star Wars vs. Beatles Symphony with Awesöme Orchestra | UC Berkeley

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Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Event is free, but all donations go to support Awesome Orchestra

Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley) | College Ave. and Bancroft St., Berkeley, CA


Awesöme Orchestra | Epic Free Classical Concerts

Awesöme Orchestra brings people together for musical adventures. Their free sessions are part performance, part open rehearsal. They provide the sheet music, and anyone is welcome to play or to listen.

The Awesöme Orchestra Collective is the Bay Area’s most adventurous reading orchestra, dedicated to playing excellent orchestral music of all kinds with amazing musicians in a fun, casual environment focused on high musicianship. Their events are always free, but they ask for a pay-what-you-will donation to help cover basic costs.

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Join Palette-Swap Ninja and Awesöme Orchestra on October 20th for the highly anticipated, world premiere live performance of Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans.

Epic Star Wars vs. Beatles Symphony with Awesöme Orchestra
Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 7 pm
Hertz Hall, College Ave & Bancroft St, Berkeley, CA
FREE but donations encouraged – Get reserved seats with a $20 donation

  • 7 – 8:30 pm: Performance of John Williams, brief intermission, followed by Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans, as well as “Leia Organa” and “Hey Jude” encores

Now, perhaps you’re wondering “What on earth is ‘Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans’? Don’t worry. We got you covered.

Palette-Swap Ninja merged both ‘Star Wars’ and The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ into one full-length concept album titled Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans.

It’s the entire Beatles album as accurately as they could record it, only now it tells the story of Star Wars: A New Hope — in order. They sweat the details on both sides in an effort to do both cultural milestones justice. Writing hyper-specific lyrics that match the original songs’ cadences; reverse-engineering everything the Beatles recorded, from distorted saxophone riffs to Indian tabla rhythms; recording everything from scratch and learning as they went.


Event Details


Cost: FREE*
*Event is free, but all donations go to support Awesome Orchestra
Categories: *Top Pick*, Live Music
Address: College Ave. and Bancroft St., Berkeley, CA

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