Special Screening of ‘Concert for George’ to Honor George Harrison at SteelStacks Feb. 28
Celebrating the life of the world-famous “quite Beatle” George Harrison, the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas will screen the British documentary “Concert for George,” which covers the events of the 2002 tribute concert for George Harrison held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Tickets for the concert film are on sale now at this link and 610-332-3378, and are $7.50 for ArtsQuest Members and $10 for the public.
One year after the passing of George Harrison, Harrison’s wife Olivia and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance in his honor. Held at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured Harrison’s songs and music he loved performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Joe Brown, Dhani Harrison, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr and many more.
Directed by David Leland, whose credits include the feature “Wish You Were Here,” HBO’s “Band Of Brothers” and the Traveling Wilburys video “Handle With Care,” “Concert for George” captures stunning renditions of some of the most significant music of the 20th century, including a rendition of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” featuring Clapton on guitar, McCartney on piano and Starr on drums, as well as “Taxman” performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and “The Inner Light” covered by Jeff Lynne and Anoushka Shankar. Lynne, Harrison’s longtime friend and collaborator, also produced the audio elements of the concert, while Clapton oversaw the entire proceedings as Musical Director.
The Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas are located in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. For more information visit www.steelstacks.org.