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Date: Oct 11, 2011
"Here Comes the Sun"
The Musical, Mystical Journey of George Harrison
Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of The Music Legend’s Passing
November 4, 2011, 8 p.m., John Cranford Adams Playhouse
Hofstra Professor and George Harrison biographer Joshua Greene (far left) with musicians from the Alan Parsons Project.
Special unplugged event with Godfrey Townsend, also, Friday, November 4, 12:30 p.m. at the back of the Main Dining Room, Mack Student Center. He'll perform a few songs and talk about life on the road with John Entwistle, Dave Mason and Jack Bruce. Free admission!
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – To celebrate the music and spiritualism of pop superstar George Harrison, The Godfrey Townsend Band, with musicians from the Alan Parsons Project, will join the Indian kirtan ensemble, Gauravani and Kindred Spirits, to perform “Here Comes the Sun” – The Musical, Mystical Journey of George Harrison. This concert will take place at Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 each, general admission. Proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for the School for University Studies. Members of the Hofstra community may receive two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. For tickets and more information call the Hofstra Box Office at (516) 463-6644.
“Here Comes the Sun” uses music from The Beatles era, Indian kirtan music and power point technology to delve into Harrison’s spiritualism and humanitarian interests. The performance offers a fascinating look into the life and legacy of the music legend turned mystic, who passed away from cancer in November 2001. “Here Comes the Sun” has toured the country to sell-out crowds.
Hofstra’s Religion instructor, Joshua M. Greene, will officiate the concert. Greene studied yoga with Harrison in the early 1970s. The concert is based on Greene’s bestselling biography “Here Comes the Sun,” and his narration through the show reveals Harrison’s trials and triumphs and his excursion into meditation and yoga. In addition to his duties at Hofstra, Greene teaches philosophy at Jivamukti Yoga School and Integral Yoga in Manhattan.
Popular singer-guitarist Godfrey Townsend, has performed with such rock greats as Jack Bruce from Cream and John Entwistle from The Who. The band also features Long Island musicians Tommy Williams and John Montagna on guitar, and Mike Bellusci on drums.
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