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Beatles - Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Project

Here is a set of graphics designed for projection during the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra's Beatles concert in Feb. 2017. Many thanks to Darcy Hepner, the creative director, composer and conductor for the show, and to the HPO, and Executive Director Diana Weir. The show was incredible and featured a group of excellent band musicians along with the superb HPO. It was very special to work on this project.

The idea was to design supportive images and not distract from the music. An original image was collaged for each song, inspired by the Beatles history and the vast amount of Beatles imagery from the past. The general aesthetic inspiration was the Yellow Submarine film, from which a clip was shown during the overture of the show. I used a few of the Pepperland characters within the images for a thread of continuity and a homage to the great designer Heinz Edelmann's work on that wonderful film. Some of the images contain esoteric parts that hopefully will cater to even the most ardent Beatles fan. For example the arrows pointing to the city of Hamilton are a play off one of the stage sets used when the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. The concert's bus shelter poster used in the into and outro images is by the HPO.

  • Intro with HPO Bus Shelter Poster
  • Paperback Writer
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • I Am The Walrus
  • Home In The Country
  • Martha My Dear
  • Blackbird
  • Mother Nature's Son
  • Strawberry Fields
  • Penny Lane
  • Day In The Life
  • Intermission
  • Within Without You
  • Yesterday
  • She's Leaving Home
  • Day Tripper
  • Bridge
  • Lady Madonna
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • We Can Work it Out
  • Something
  • All You Need Is Love
  • Band Introduction
  • Closing Medley-Golden Slumbers
  • Closing Medley-Carry That Weight
  • Outro


Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Beatles Concert Feb 11, 2017 Creative Director, Composer, and Conductor Darcy Hepner, with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and: Bill Dillon, Ian Thomas, Paul Intson, Dusty Micale, Rick Gratton, Sophia Perlman, Hailee Rose, Steve Strongman, Jamie Oakes, Dan Weiss, Dan Edmonds, Alyssa Giammaria, and Leah Korkowski. Projected show graphics by John Farr.

Set List: Pepperland Overture, Paperback Writer, Eleanor Rigby, I am The Walrus, Heart Of The Country, Martha My Dear, Blackbird, Mother Nature's Son, Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, A Day In The Life, Within You Without you, Yesterday, She’s Leaving Home, Day Tripper, Lady Madonna, Bassoon Tag From Bungalow Bill, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, We Can Work It Out, Something, All You Need Is Love, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End.

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