A Beatles tribute in song and story

Harmonix kids:  Nico Wicklin, Gus Graham, Daniel Brackett, Riley Conrad, Cassidy Craig, Jesse Graham, (concert-master:) Miriam Arichea , Maddie Gambon. The kid on the lower row left is Ivor Davis.

Rubicon Theatre’s much acclaimed Harmonix singers are teaming up with local author Ivor Davis for the first ever concert of its kind in America. The Harmonix will appear with Davis in a concert collaboration to benefit Rubicon Theatre. The concert will be held at 5:30 pm on Saturday, May 27.

Entitled “Ticket to Ride: A Beatles Tribute in Song and Story,” the performance will showcase the Rubicon Harmonix singing familiar Beatles melodies, interspersed with inside stories about the Beatles from Davis, who was assigned to cover the Beatles as a reporter for London’s Daily Express and traveled with the group on their first history-making tour to America.

Also featured will be the newly formed Rubicon Broadway Juniors (youth age 9-13), who will join the Harmonix on a few iconic songs such as In My Life and Imagine.

The event will include a Beatles trivia game, with three winners bringing home a signed copy of Davis’ award-winning book, The Beatles and Me On Tour.

The concert is a fundraiser to benefit Rubicon Theatre’s scholarship program, which provides financial assistance to nearly 70% of the students who participate in Rubicon’s summer performance camps.  Tickets range from $50 for show only to $250, which includes a three-course dinner with wine.   Purchase of a VIP table for $2000 includes dinner for 8 plus a signed copy of Davis’ book.

The event will be held at the gardens of a private residence in Ventura.  Tickets must be reserved in advance via the Rubicon Theatre box office:  rubicontheatre.org or  667-2912, x234.

The Rubicon Harmonix, founded in 2011 and directed by local concert pianist and attorney Miriam Arichea, is an 8-person youth performing ensemble of 16-18 year olds who have performed extensively in diverse community events.

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