The Uptown Music Collective’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
In April of 2020, the Uptown Music Collective hits its 20th Anniversary, and in honor of this milestone, the nonprofit school of music will present an ambitious and exciting weekend of great music for the community that has supported it. Featuring 100 returning alumni performing alongside current students and staff bringing to the stage, not just one great concert event, but four over two nights. Each 75-minute performance will be centered around an iconic album and artist, and include a few more of the artist’s classic songs.
Friday, April 24th, 2020
Set 1 – Fleetwood Mac Rumors
In 1977 the British-American rock group Fleetwood Mac released their most successful and important album, Rumors. As the first performance of the 20th Anniversary Celebration, the Uptown Music Collective will perform the iconic album in its entirety. Featuring classic hits like Go Your Own Way, Dreams, Don’t Stop, You Make Loving Fun, and much more.
Set 2 – Led Zeppelin II
A live performance of one of the bands best albums played in its entirety featuring classics like Whole Lotta Love, Heartbreaker, Ramble On and more, followed by a carefully chosen list of Zep classics to close out this powerful set. Led Zeppelin has been an important touchstone for the Uptown Music Collective over the years, always bringing out the best in the student performers.
Saturday, April 25th, 2020
Set 1 – Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon
Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest albums of all time, Dark Side of the Moon was the subject of the Uptown Music Collective’s very first major performance in 2004. With this performance the Uptown Music Collective goes back to its roots, bringing the powerful story to life on stage in its entirety, along with theatrics and a killer light show.
Set 2 – Queen Greatest Hits
For the grand finale of the UMC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, a tribute will be paid to her royal majesty of rock and roll, Queen. Bringing to life all of their greatest hits, featuring a rock choir, high-quality production and all of the passion and power you would expect from a tribute to these iconic rock legends. The performance will include Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, Another One Bites the Dust, Tie Your Mother Down, and so much more.