Who Wants to Abuse an Orchestra?

mbart | July 20, 2007 10:55 am

Noted Beatles coverers Cheap Trick will play all of Sgt. Pepper with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and joining them will be Aimee Mann, Joan Osborne, two other dudes, and “an Indian instrumental ensemble” for “Within You Without You.” Meanwhile, noted glasses-wearers The Decemberists are on a tour wherein they play with a different orchestra in every city, and earlier this week they played with the Grant Park Orchestra in Chicago, apparently not very well. (The countdown to Tribune critic Greg Kot getting flamed by Colin Meloy’s girlfriend starts now.) Coincidentally, on the same night Clay Aiken performed with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, apparently kinda well. So which one of these performances would you rather see (if forced)? And how long before the Claymates descend and tilt our poll in their hero’s direction?

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Cheap Trick to recreate the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album in historic concert [Yahoo! Music] At Millennium Park, Decemberists and orchestra not a perfect match [Turn It Up] Decent set with SSO thrills ‘Claymates’ [Syracuse Post-Standard]