Smart Bets: Asheville Music School’s Sound Effects

Five weeks shy of its 51st anniversary, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band receives the local tribute treatment at the sixth annual Sound Effects concert to benefit Asheville Music School. The album will be performed in its entirety with full instrumentation by AMS teachers and advanced students. “This is the third Beatles album we’ve performed live and possibly the most challenging,” says Sound Effects musical director Ryan Reardon. The event also features performances by the AMS rock band Minør, pop band Vinyl Crossroads and sets by AMS teachers, including gypsy jazz group Hot Club of Asheville. The show takes place Thursday, April 19, 6-10 p.m. at Isis Music Hall. $15 advance/$18 day of show/$7 children younger than 12/free for children ages 2 and younger. Photo courtesy of Asheville Music School

About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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