A Tribute to The Beatles’ Ground Breaking Album
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Live music! Score by Ethan Iverson inspired by classic Beatles album.
Running time 60 minutes, no intermission
Mark Morris, hailed as “the most influential choreographer alive and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times), returns to White Bird with a new evening-length work Pepperland, celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ landmark Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Created at the request of the City of Liverpool as part of the city’s season-long tribute to the groundbreaking album, Pepperland will feature an original score by Ethan Iverson inspired by the album’s unforgettable songs.
Co-Commissioned by White Bird, through the White Bird-MKG Financial Group New Works Fund
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-Founded in 1980, Morris based his company in Brooklyn, NY but has presented his work all over the globe
-Pepperland was requested by the City of Liverpool to honor the 50th anniversary of the release of the album by The Beatles
-Morris combined his understanding of classical elements like Allegro, Scherzo, Adagio and the blues to create the work
-Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is a work considered by many to be The Beatles’ ground breaking album
-The evening-length work features sounds of a chamber music ensemble, including a theremin and a harpsichord amongst others