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Pops festival –  Homage to the Beatles

Pops festival – Homage to the Beatles


June 16


20:30 - 23:30

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Milan Auditorium, Largo Mahler

Largo Gustav Mahler, 20136 Milano MI

“Beatles in Concert!”

A symphonic retrospective dedicated to the Beatles inaugurates the POPs Festival of the Milan Symphony Orchestra!


Thursday 16th June 2022 hours 20.30

Milan Auditorium , Largo Mahler

Milan Symphony Orchestra

Director Enrico Lombardi

Voice of Alessandro Formenti


The Summer Season of the Milan Symphony Orchestra kicks off!

POPs Festival is a cycle of four events dedicated to the great rock repertoire! It takes place in June, on Thursdays and Sundays at the Auditorium in Milan, at 20.30. June under the banner of a timeless repertoire that has marked Western culture since the 1960s.

It starts on Thursday 16 June at 20.30 with “ Beatles in Concert! “, An event dedicated to the four boys from Liverpool who shook the world starting in 1961. Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, a quartet that literally drove the younger generations (and not only) crazy by producing albums that have become cornerstones of Western culture. Think of Help! from 1965, or Revolver from 1966, and Magical Mystery Tour and the immense Abbey Road , from 1969. The Beatles are the fathers of pop music culture, and they gave the impetus to all this to happen on the stages of the world in the following decades at their birth. Everything that belongs to them is now myth: think of the Cavern Club, at no. 10 Matthew Street in London, where a certain John Winston Lennon played with his Quarry Men on August 7, 1957, the first band to perform live in the club. Four years later, on February 21, 1961, it was the Beatles’ turn; McCartney recalls: “ The Cavern was great. Each show had the air of a private party rather than a public performance. They all knew us and during the show they called us by name . It was there that the legend of the Beatles began. The successes, the triumphs, the public acknowledgments and, sometimes, the excesses and scandals. Each of their concerts was a memorable event, and each recording was awaited with excited trepidation. Even today, decades later, they do not cease to excite and excite. As part of the concert on Thursday 16 June, the Milan Symphony Orchestra celebrates the mother of all bands with the music rearranged in a symphonic key by Gill Townend and Bruce Haley: She Loves You , Sgt . Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Twist and Shout , And I Love Her , With a Little Help From My Friends, Hey Jude , are just some of the great Beatles hits that, under the baton of Enrico Lombardi , will resonate in Largo’s Milan Auditorium Mahler also thanks to the voice of Alessandro Formenti , who will star in Strawberry fields forever , Penny Lane, A hard day’s night, Help , and Imagine .

Tickets. Single price: 10 euros .
Ticket office hours : Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 7pm;
Contact details: T. 02 83389.401,
e-mail: Biglietteria@sinfonicadimilano.org


The concert on Thursday 16 June will be preceded at 18.30 by an introductory conference by the Beatlesian Association of Italy , in the foyer of the balcony, a chat about the first, historic Beatles concert in Italy, which took place on 24 June 1965.

Admission is free subject to availability.


“Love is All You Need” medley (18 ‘) (Hal Leonard – Symphony Pops)

arr : Bruce Healey  

All My Loving  

All You Need is Love 


Can’t Buy Me Love 

Come Together 

Day Tripper 

Here Comes the Sun 

If I Fell 

Lady Madonna 

Let It Be 

Ob -La-Di Ob -La-Da 




arr : Gill Townend (45 ‘) Townend Music

She Loves You 

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 

Strawberry Fields Forever 

Good Morning Good Morning 

Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds 

Twist and Shout 

And I Love Her 

Penny Lane 

Hey Jude 

With a Little help From My Friends 


A Hard Day’s Night – Help 


PART 1 “Love is All You Need” medley (arr. Bruce Healey)
All You Need is Love – Yesterday – Here Comes the Sun – Blackbird – All My Loving – Come Together – Day Tripper – Lady Madonna – If I Fell – Something – Ob La Di Ob La Dah – Can’t Buy Me Love – Let It Be – All You Need is Love

PART 2 (arr: Gill Townend)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – With a Little Help From My Friends – Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds –  Twist and Shout – Strawberry Fields Forever – Good Morning, Good Morning – And I love Her – Penny Lane – Hey Jude – She Loves You – A Hard Day’s Night – Help

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano

Alessandro Formenti Voce
Enrico Lombardi Direttore

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