Tawnee Lynn Music Services Presents The Inaugural Concert Of Los Angeles Classic Rock Orchestra

Tawnee Lynn Music Services Presents The Inaugural Concert Of Los Angeles Classic Rock OrchestraTawnee Lynn Music Services will present the Inaugural Concert of the newly formed Los Angeles Classic Rock Orchestra (LACRO) led by Anthony Bonsera, Founding Artistic Director and Music Director, in a program entitled, "Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' Album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and The Beatles' Album, Abbey Road." The One Night Only Event will also feature Grammy Award-winning Special Guest, Kosh, legendary Album Cover Designer for The Beatles and Creative Director for Apple Records, along with Featured Guest Vocalists Brendan McKian and Spencer Rowe. The 60s-themed tiered event will be held on Saturday evening, November 25, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. at the Swing House Studios, 3229 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039.

Anthony Bonsera, Founding Artistic Director and Music Director of Los Angeles Classic Rock Orchestra (LACRO) said, "The purpose of Los Angeles Classic Rock Orchestra is to preserve and protect the great work of 'album rock' through live performances and educational outreach. LACRO will consist of the best musicians in Los Angeles. The orchestra will be dedicated to elevating 'album rock' pieces to their rightful place alongside the great works of music and art from all genres. Our goal will be to present thoughtfully conceived concerts in which living artists who contributed to this body of work will collaborate with us, bringing the music to our audiences. We believe in the importance of cultural heritage and want to do our part to nurture it for the generations of today and tomorrow. We begin where 'album rock' begins. The Beatles. And, more specifically, with two iconic albums: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road. While both recordings vary greatly in style, lyrical themes and instrumentation, they hang together as perfectly complete pieces of music. These are the Beethoven symphonies, the Mozart operas of our genre and that is why it is our mission to present these and other albums as the great works of art they are. The history of long-form rock can arguably be traced back to this band and these records. And so we begin."

Tawnee Lynn Lillo, CEO of Tawnee Lynn Music Services, also Producer and Founding Contributor added, "It is our privilege to have John Kosh, the iconic album Cover Designer for The Beatles and Creative Director for Apple Records, participating in this event. A limited number of Kosh's design work for The Beatles will be available for purchase. We are also pleased to have two exceptional seasoned vocalists singing with the orchestra, Brendan McKian and Spencer Rowe. Add in Signature Beatles Drinks from gold star award winning sponsors, some sumptuous food provided by Kensington Caterers, and you have a night not to be missed!"

The concert will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. at Swing House Studios, 3229 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039. Tickets for this 60s-themed tiered event are $30 for a General Admission Ticket, $100 for a Signature Cocktail Ticket and $500 for a VIP Ticket. A limited selection of Kosh Beatles design work will be on display exclusively at this event. A portion of the proceeds from this concert will benefit Find Your Groove, a newly formed organization founded by Myka Miller, Executive Director of The Harmony Project, and dedicated to ensuring that underserved youth have access to the arts and job opportunities. To purchase tickets for this event and for more information, please call Los Angeles Classic Rock Orchestra's Box Office at 215-630-0612; tickets can also be purchased online at www.tawneelynn.com/lacro

What Your Ticket Includes:

  • Doors Open at 8:00 p.m. for $30 General Admission Ticket Buyers, which includes: the Concert. Standing with Limited Seating, DJ, viewing a rare album design display, access to a Cash Bar, and Street Parking.
  • Doors Open at 7:00 p.m. for $100 Signature Cocktail Ticket Holders, which includes: Priority Valet Parking, live cocktail music, Beatles themed drinks and tray passed Hors D'oeuvers including Smoked Atlantic Salmon, Tri-Color Tomato Bruschetta and Yukon Gold Potato and Leek Galette.
  • Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for $500 VIP Ticket Holders, which includes: Priority Valet Parking, Beatles themed drinks, tray passed Hors D'oeuvers including Smoked Atlantic Salmon, Tri-Color Tomato Bruschetta, Yukon Gold Potato and Leek Galette; Food Stations including Rice Noodle Salad with Sake Salmon, Grilled Late-Harvest Asparagas Spears, Tuscan Chicken Breast with House Pesto Glaze, Fall Orzo Salad; Deserts including French Macarons, Dark Chocolate Melts and California Strawberries, a Special Private Conversation from 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. with Kosh about his album art design experiences working with The Beatles, an invitation to attend a Private Orchestra Dress Rehearsal on the evening of November 24th, prior to the concert, recognition in the Souvenir Program, a free subscription to next year's LACRO programs, and an invitation to attend Maestro Bonsera's first Board meeting to discuss repertoire under consideration for next season.

Anthony Bonsera is the Founding Artistic Director and Music Director of Los Angeles Classic Rock Orchestra. Bonsera received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance and Music Education from Temple University in 1995 and his Master's Degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in 2002. He spent many years primarily as a touring musician playing trumpet, first with the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and then with the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Since 2004 Bonsera has been based in North Hollywood, CA and it is here that he has been fortunate enough to perform and record with some great artists and ensembles. Over the years he has played trumpet on records, on television and for film. Having directed various ensembles at Citrus College in Glendora, CA, Bonsera is currently teaching Musicianship to first year students there. On St. Patrick's Day, 2014, he released his debut solo album, The Gates of Hell, as an homage his "prog-rock" roots and especially his love for the music of Genesis. All music and lyrics on this album were composed and arranged by Bonsera and he performs all trumpet, piano, guitar, bass guitar and vocal parts.

On May 15, 2017 Anthony Bonsera founded the Los Angeles Classic Rock Orchestra for the purpose of protecting and preserving the great works of "album rock" through live performance and educational outreach. One of the goals of the orchestra is to perform with the living musicians who helped contribute to this vast body of work. In the beginning the group's plans are to focus on the music of the late 60's and 70's, starting with The Beatles on to Pink Floyd, Billy Joel and others.


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