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CB West quartet joins “Beatles vs. Stones” on stage at Keswick



Central Bucks West High School String Quartet members Eddie Kim, left, Audrie Przybylski, Eunice Woo and Sophie Griffiths will perform with a professional touring company at the Keswick Theatre Aug. 18.

When the touring show “Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown” comes to the Keswick Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, the Central Bucks West High School String Quartet will have the privilege of joining the professional musicians on stage to add some orchestral texture to the evening.

The show pits Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction against rival Brit boys Abbey Road in an all-out musical showdown for rock dominance. The string quartet will perform seven songs with the bands.

Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the nation’s top Beatles tribute bands. With authentic costumes and gear, Abbey Road plays beloved songs spanning the Beatles’ career.

The band engages in a showdown of the hits with Stones tribute band Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show, which offers a faithful rendition of the music and style of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the bad boys of the British Invasion. The production includes multimedia, period costumes and vintage instruments.

The show at the Keswick in Glenside is part of a 125-city tour of the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico and Australia. The show, which commonly uses a local quartet to augment the production while on tour, approached CB West.

CB West students Audrie Przybylski, Eunice Woo, Sophie Griffiths and Eddie Kim will join the bands for the songs “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yesterday,” “A Day in the Life,” “Hello Goodbye,” “Hey Jude,” “As Tears Go By,” and ‘Ruby Tuesday.”

In addition to performing with CB West’s Orchestra and Chamber Strings Orchestra, quartet members play with prestigious area youth symphonies including the Philadelphia Sinfonia, the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County, the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra.

Tickets are $35 to $55 plus ticket fees, on the Keswick Theatre website, 215-572-7650 or at the theater box office, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside.

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