Setting itself apart from Beatles “tribute bands,” the White Album Ensemble specializes in the post-touring Beatles’ repertoire, recreating them in their original arrangements, lovingly reconstructed from the actual recordings. Featuring some of the Beatles’ most modernistic and artistic songs to which producer George Martin (the fifth Beatle) added orchestral instruments, as well as interesting sound effects, edits and distortions, this concert will include music never played live by the Beatles — only in the recording studio.
West Side Story: Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” takes to the streets as two idealistic young lovers find themselves caught between warring gangs, Through Aug, 23, City Lights Theater, 529 S, Second St., San Jose, $17-$30, 408-295-4200, cltc.org, Once On This Island: This one-act musical tells the story of a peasant girl on a tropical island who uses the power of love to unite people of different social classes, July 17-19, Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N, San barefoot shoes, green shoes, summer shoes, flat shoes, soft shoes, ballet flats, slip in shoes, retro shoes, bead shoes, rubber Pedro St., San Jose, $10-$25, 408-679-2330..
In addition, Previn accompanied Doris Day on an album, “Duet,” that brought out a sexy swinging side to a pop star. The magazine JazzTimes called the now-classic release, made in 1961, “exquisite.”. Despite his renown in Hollywood, Previn said his transition to concentrate more intensively on classical music was rocky because he was not accorded what he considered his full due as a “serious” musician. “There’s a small group of music critics in the States who will forgive you anything – jazz, a long prison term, or what have you – anything but scoring a Hollywood musical,” he told the New York Times in 1968.
San Jose Wind Symphony: The symphony presents “Out in Left Field,” a musical tribute to baseball, Dec, 4, 3 p.m, $20 general/$15 seniors/$5 students, McAfee Center, 20300 Herriman Ave., Saratoga, 408.927.SJWS or www.sjws.org, San Jose City College Ceramics Show: This annual fundraiser for the college’s arts program features a variety of stoneware and porcelain pottery, Dec, 11, noon-6 p.m, and Dec, 12, noon-8 p.m, Free admission, San Jose City barefoot shoes, green shoes, summer shoes, flat shoes, soft shoes, ballet flats, slip in shoes, retro shoes, bead shoes, rubber College Ceramics Laboratory, Room 311, 2100 Moorpark Ave, 408.298.2181, ext, 3816..
“The music will be fantastic and we’re happy the dinners are sold out. We (our committee) have to make sure this 99th event will bring everyone back next year for the 100th,” Gala chairwoman Emma Goltz said. Along with committee members Elaine Shen and Judy Zafran, who are Woodside residents, she said their goal is to bring more Peninsula people to the Symphony, to encourage people to think of the orchestra as a regional treasure. The evening included a Patrons’ cocktail reception at Davies Hall and dinner in the tent pavilion; receptions and the Symphony Supper and Symphonix Dinner at City Hall; the pre-performance promenade at Davies Hall, and after-parties. Executive Chef Lucas Schoemaker of McCall Associates planned three delicious dinners.