Musicians from Skyline High School in Sammamish will be joining professional actors on stage. Chinese American student Jenny Yang will perform as the quartet’s first violinist for “In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles” at the Kirkland Performance Center on October 20.
Skyline High seniors Yang, Lauren Christian, Imran McGrath and Elyse Kelsey will join the show’s band for the songs “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yesterday,” “A Day in the Life,” “Hello Goodbye,” and “Hey Jude.” In a special touch, “Yesterday” is played as a scene in which the Paul McCartney character plays the song for the first time for Beatles producer George Martin, with the songwriter explaining that he envisioned a string-quartet accompaniment.
In addition to performing with the Skyline High Orchestra in past years, members of the quartet are members of prestigious youth orchestras including the Seattle Youth Symphony and the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra. The quartet plays under the name “Theory of Everystring” at weddings and community events. (end)