At the forefront of the Golden Age of rock ‘n’ roll, before The Beatles made their U.S. debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964, there was The Beach Boys, scoring hit after hit. And now the quintessential surf band makes its most recent splash by bringing a sure-to-sell-out evening of their best-loved songs to Pacific Symphony Pops!Having made their mark singing about “California Girls,” it seems particularly appropriate that America’s most popular group throughout the 1960s is planning a visit to Orange County.
While The Beach Boys of today bear little physical resemblance to the five cherubic California kids who first hit it big five decades ago, the music is a dead-ringer and will take the audience back to a time of innocence and fun in the sun with songs such as “God Only Knows,” “Don’t Worry Baby” and “You’re So Good to Me.”
The angelic barbershop harmonies that define The Beach Boys remain intact and promise a special evening of entertainment that includes founding member Mike Love (lead vocals) and Beach Boy-vet Bruce Johnston (vocals/keyboards), as well as Jeffrey Foskett (guitar/vocals), Brian Eichenburger (bass/vocals), Tim Bonhomme (keyboards/vocals), John Cowsill of The Cowsills (percussion /vocals) and Scott Totten (guitar/vocals), who round out the band.
Performing on both the first and second halves of the program, led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, The Beach Boys perform with Pacific Symphony Friday and Saturday, March 3-4, at 8 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets are $35-$169. For more information or to purchase tickets call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.
This article was released by the Pacific Symphony.