FRI Jan 20, 2017 | 8 PM | $34.50 (+s/c +GST)

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Classic Albums Live

January 20, 2017

Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Classic Albums Live does.  For the first time in popular music, the greatest albums from the 60s and 70s are recreated live on stage, note for note – cut for cut.  Join us in the acoustic jewel that is the Esplanade for a live performance of Led Zeppelin II

“This has never been done before,” says series producer, Craig Martin. “There’s a real thirst to hear these albums performed start to finish. For many of us this is the music we grew up with – the soundtrack of our lives.” “All of our focus is put into the music,” says Martin. “We perform the works the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. We don’t bother with imitation or impersonation. We research these albums and go to great lengths to reproduce each and every sound live. There are a lot of musicians on stage.  We never use tape or computers. We’ll bring in a children’s choir, a sitar player, a string quartet, an orchestra, whatever it takes to get it right.”

Each album calls or a new group of musicians. “That’s the real challenge,” says Martin, “Finding the right musicians for the right album. So far, we’ve been bang on with every performance. There’s something exhilarating about hearing your favorite piece of music performed note perfect.”

Joyful! Thrilling!” ~ TORONTO STAR

No cheesy costumes, no bad impersonations!” ~ CBC

This is a rock ’n roll recital!” ~ TORONTO SUN