Tony Kishman to Perform Paul McCartney’s Most Famous Songs
The world’s most authentic Paul McCartney look- and sound-alike, Tony Kishman, joins the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and vocalist Jim Owen, lead by Michael Krajewski, in Live and Let Die: A Tribute to Paul McCartney on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore and Friday, April 8, 2011 and Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
Since 1977, Tony Kishman has been recreating the musical genius of Paul McCartney, rising to fame for his unusual vocal and physical resemblance to the legendary Beatle. In addition to Live and Let Die, Kishman has starred in the Broadway hit Beatlemania, Beatles tribute show Twist and Shout and symphonic Beatles tribute Classical Mystery Tour in which he also collaborates with fellow Beatles performer Jim Owen. When describing his feelings after watching Kishman perform in London, Sir Henry George Martin, the musical producer of all but one of The Beatles’ many albums, said, “I drifted” and added that each song brought back memories of recording with this prolific music group.
This BSO SuperPops concert features McCartney’s most popular works, performed by Kishman and Owens and backed by the BSO. The combination of performers and a live orchestra honors the ‘60’s and ‘70’s Brit Pop songs that dominated a generation and transformed Paul McCartney and the Beatles into one of the most successful rock bands of all time. Repertoire includes “Hey Jude,” “Penny Lane,” “Let it Be” and “Maybe I’m Amazed.”