In thoroughly engaging (and often surprising) ways, acclaimed “Beatleologist” Scott Freiman guides you, step by step, on an educational journey through each story and each album. These are the same presentations that have captivated audiences nationwide, from NYC to Silicon Valley.
BIRTH OF THE BEATLES
SUNDAY, JAN. 29 • 4:15 | WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1 • 7:15
In the late 50s, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Richard Starkey were just four Liverpudlian teenagers who decided to play music. With no formal training and no ability to read or write music, they tried to emulate their American rock heroes. Within a few years, they would change music history (and the world) forever. Freiman traces the birth of the Beatles from their days as the Quarrymen to their first visit to EMI Studios and the recording of “Love Me Do.” 88 min.
1963: YEAH, YEAH, YEAH
SUNDAY, FEB. 5 • 4:15 | WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8 • 7:15
In 1963, The Beatles went from four unknown musicians to musical superstars. The singles and albums they released that year, not to mention the numerous songs they gave away to other artists, are some of the greatest pop songs ever written. And they were just getting started. Join Freiman as he deconstructs the music the Beatles wrote and recorded in 1963—from “Please Please Me” and “She Loves You” to “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” 76 min.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12 • 4:15 | WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15 • 7:15
In October 1965, The Beatles were faced with an impossible task — produce a new album of original music for a Christmas release. Within one month, The Beatles had emerged with what many consider to be one of their greatest albums — Rubber Soul. They even had time to create a double A-side single, “We Can Work It Out” backed by “Day Tripper.” Both sides of the single, as well as the album, hit number one on the charts.
In Deconstructing The Beatles’ Rubber Soul, composer/producer Scott Freiman walks Beatles fans young and old through the creation of Rubber Soul. Learn the stories behind the creation of “Norwegian Wood,” “In My Life,” “Nowhere Man,” and other classic Beatles songs. Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions. 95 min.
SUNDAY, FEB. 19 • 4:15 | WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22 • 7:15
In many music polls, Revolver is rated the top album of all time. The 1966 album launched a period of studio experimentation for The Beatles that coincided with their decision to stop performing live. With memorable songs, such as “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yellow Submarine,” and “Tomorrow Never Knows,” The Beatles pushed popular music to a place it had never been before.
Deconstructing The Beatles’ Revolver explores the groundbreaking production techniques that went into creating this landmark piece of music history. In addition to many of the tracks from Revolver, Mr. Freiman will also explore the creation of two other songs recorded during the same time period, “Paperback Writer” and “Rain.” Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions. 95 min.
SUNDAY, FEB. 26 • 4:15 | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 • 7:15
The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most influential albums of our time. Rolling Stone described it as “the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time.”
In Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, composer, musician, and Beatles expert Scott Freiman looks at Sgt. Pepperfrom multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music. Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions. You are guaranteed to leave amazed at The Beatles’ innovation in the studio and have a newfound appreciation for the talents of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr. 95 min.
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
SUNDAY, MARCH 5 • 4:15 | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 • 7:15
Explore the music written for the Magical Mystery Tour TV show, as well as the additional songs that appeared on the 1967 LP.
In 1967, the Beatles embarked on an ambitious project, writing and directing a one-hour film, Magical Mystery Tour. The music written for the film is some of their psychedelic best. Freiman delves into the creative process behind “The Fool On The Hill,” “Blue Jay Way,” “I Am The Walrus,” and other selections. 98 min.
THE WHITE ALBUM
SUNDAY, MARCH 19 • 4:15 | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 • 7:15
Released in 1968, the White Album’s thirty songs span almost every style of music—from hard rock to country to chamber music to avant garde. Its recording took place during a remarkable year in Beatles history that included the death of Brian Epstein, the creation of Apple Corps, and a trip to India to study meditation.
In this multimedia presentation, Mr. Freiman transports his audience into Abbey Road Studio for a look at the revolutionary techniques used during the production of “Revolution,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Blackbird,” and other songs from the White Album. It will be an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions, allowing the audience to see and hear the evolution of these groundbreaking songs and their lasting influence on popular music. 90 min.
ABBEY ROAD • SIDE ONE
SUNDAY, MARCH 26 • 4:15 | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 • 7:15
The Beatles’ Abbey Road is a masterpiece filled with classic Beatles songs, such as “Come Together,” “Something,” and “Here Comes the Sun.” George Martin told the Beatles to think “symphonically,” and they responded by creating the remarkable side two song suite.
Abbey Road was the last time that the Beatles recorded together at EMI Studios — soon-to-be-christened Abbey Road Studios after the album’s release. Despite the bittersweet atmosphere that surrounded the recording sessions, The Beatles’ outstanding songs and performances together with George Martin’s orchestrations produced an album that continues to be regarded as one of the best albums ever created.
In Deconstructing Abbey Road, Beatleologist Scott Freiman has created one of his most in-depth “deconstructions.” Freiman takes the audience on a journey track-by-track explaining the inspiration for the songs and their evolution in the studio. 90 min.
ABBEY ROAD • SIDE TWO
SUNDAY, APRIL 2 • 4:15 | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 • 7:15
Music expert and lecturer Scott Freiman has done it again, and with Abbey Road his insights into the genius of The Beatles are too numerous for a single show! See why so many Rafael audiences have enjoyed his filmed lectures. 90 min.