On stage and Web, Skidmania will rock

For the first time in the 12-year history of Beatlemore Skidmania, three shows are scheduled this weekend. Saturday night’s show will be livestreamed on the Web.

November 12, 2012

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Watch the Beatlemore Skidmania concert here.

Tickets are going fast, but they’re still available for all three shows of the 12th edition of Beatlemore Skidmania this weekend.

The public is invited to performances set for the Arthur Zankel Music Center this Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.

Skidmore students, faculty and staff are invited to the third show Saturday night, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.  All attendees for that event must show Skidmore ID.

The Saturday night show will be livestreamed to a world-wide audience of Beatles fans. To attend the free webcast, just return to this page and click the video player.

Tickets for the live shows in Zankel are $8 for the general public; $5 for seniors and Skidmore faculty/staff/retirees/alumni; and $3 for students.  To purchase tickets, go to the Zankel Center Web site or call the Zankel box office at (518) 580-5321.

Proceeds from the sale of tickets, T-shirts, and posters will go toward Skidmore Cares, a program established by the college in 2006 to help area residents in need through donations of food and money to local food pantries and other non-profit organizations.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ first single — “Love Me Do” on Oct. 5, 1962 — this year’s show will feature four of the college’s acclaimed a capella groups: The Bandersnatchers (“Abby Road Medley”), The Drastic Measures (“Mother Nature’s Son”), The Accents (“Dear Prudence”), and The Gospel Choir  (“Let It Be”).

Other highlights include two widely contrasting interpretations of “Julia,” John Lennon’s tribute to his mother, and a cello sextet performing “Because.”

Once again, the Rust Brothers—featuring Thompson on drums, faculty colleague Joel Brown on lead guitar and local musician David Maswick on rhythm guitar, along with Skidmore graduates Jason Brown on bass and Tim Peck on organ—will close out the concert. This year they’ll perform a combined arrangement of several Beatles songs before backing up the Gospel Choir in a grand finale.

You’ll find the full program here.

Alumni, parents and friends in New York City and Boston are invited to special live screenings of the Saturday night show. To register for the Boston event, taking place at Champions Sports Bar at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, click here. To register for the New York City event, taking place at the Village Pourhouse on Third Avenue, click here.