LMHS String Quartet to Perform With Beatles vs. Stones Show
When the touring show Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown comes to the Paramount Theatre on Thursday, September 26, a Linn-Mar High School string quartet will join the professional musicians on stage to lend some local talent to this homage to the British Invasion.
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 during the show.
LMHS seniors Kara Lindsay, Kit Iyer, Allie Schumacher and junior Alex Drahos will portray Beatles fans who 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”.
The producers of Beatles vs. Stones approached LMHS Director of Orchestras Joshua Reznicow looking for a quartet who could hold its own with a rock band in front of an audience. The show commonly hires a local quartet to augment the production while on tour.
Tickets are $23 – $68 and can be purchased by phone at 319.366.8203, at the theatre box office or online at www.paramounttheatrecr.com.
The string quartet:
Kara Lindsay, 17, has been playing the violin for eight years. She has participated in local solo and ensemble festivals, receiving division one ratings each time. “I appreciate making a product that people enjoy and that can’t be repeated the exact same way each time. It takes a lot of work and effort to make something truly wonderful.” Kara has received Linn-Mar High’s Academic Achievement Award for the past three years. The senior plans to attend college after high school graduation.
Kit Iyer, 17, has been playing the violin for eight years. She has participated in local solo and ensemble festivals, receiving division one ratings for each performance. “I am a pretty musical person and I have always been playing piano, so violin came naturally.” Kit enjoys participating in Linn-Mar High’s Environmental Club and is a member of the school’s newspaper. The senior plans to attend college upon graduation.
Allie Schumacher, 17, has been playing viola for eight years. She is a member of the Premier Chamber Orchestra. Allie has participated in local solo and ensemble festivals, receiving division one ratings for each performance. “Orchestra is a good way to meet other people with the same interests while getting to play a lot of different types of music.” Allie is a member of the Linn-Mar’s Environmental Club. She also enjoys playing piano and guitar in addition to playing viola. The senior plans to attend college upon high school graduation.
Alex Drahos, 17, has been playing cello for six years. He has participated in local solo and ensemble festivals, receiving division one ratings each year. “Playing cello is an outlet and a way to express my artistic abilities. It is really something I have grown to appreciate and enjoy.” Alex participates in Linn-Mar’s Key Club International and enjoys being a member of the Students of Iowa Youth Advisory Council. He also participates in intramural sports and choir. The junior plans to attend college and major in Political Science or International Affairs.