215 Songs - 5 Nights
Every summer since 2018, The Rock Orchestra has presented
BEATLEFEST, a weeklong celebration of the music of The Beatles.
Usually presented over six nights, TRO performs ALL 215 songs by The Beatles in chronological order. From the early days of "Please Please Me" and "A Hard Day's Night", winding through the psychedelic genius of "Revolver" and "Sgt. Pepper,.." to the mature songwriting of "Abbey Road" and "Let It Be", you'll hear every album, and every single.
With a 7-piece core band augmented by a 9-piece horn section, a string octet, an Indian ensemble and a host of special guests, BeatleFest is the only one of its kind in the world.
This isn't a costumed show, as the musicians aren't trying to BE the Beatles, but instead focusing all their attention to faithfully reproducing the music as precisely as possible to bring these timeless classics to life.
In 2018, 2019 and 2021 BeatleFest was performed at The Wilmington Drama League in Wilmington, Delaware. In 2020 (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) TRO presented an outdoor production of the Red & Blue compilation albums in lieu of our annual festival.
In 2022 we're excited to bring this one-of-a-kind festival to World Cafe Live in Philadelphia...this time in 5 nights from August 9 to August 13.
The band features Music Director Joe Trainor (vocals, piano), Brendan Sheehan (vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Lopes (lead guitar), Josh Dowiak (bass), Rich Degnars (drums), Jill Knapp (percussion, vocals) and Matt Casarino (percussion, keyboards, guitar, harmonica, sax and vocals)
NIGHT 1: Please Please Me - With The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
NIGHT 2: Beatles For Sale - Help! - Rubber Soul
NIGHT 3: Revolver - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Magical Mystery Tour
NIGHT 4: Yellow Submarine - The Beatles [White Album]
NIGHT 5: Abbey Road - Let It Be
For tickets: www.worldcafelive.com - 215.222.1400