The Left Banke
Friday, May 3, 2013 at 8 p.m.
The Left Banke returns for an encore performance of their popular hits. This iconic group produced two of the most enduring and bittersweet songs of the 1960s—“Walk Away Renee” and “Pretty Ballerina”— which have been covered by everyone from Rickie Lee Jones to Alice Cooper. However, the Left Banke’s impact goes far beyond their placement on the Billboard Top 20 charts. Their pioneering use of classical string arrangements and lush vocal harmonies helped usher in the “Baroque Pop” movement…soon championed by the Beatles, Beach Boys, Love, and Procol Harum. Additionally, the Left Banke, along with the Montgomery College Chamber Singers directed by Dr. Molly Donnelly, will perform “Desiree,” one of the best rock-n-roll songs ever composed, arranged, and recorded. (This arrangement by Ralph Affoumado was originally performed at a Christmas concert presented by the New York University choir, Drama Cantorum, with the Left Banke as soloists.)
Tickets are $25 Regular, $23 Seniors and Students