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Come Together:

Study, Learn, and Perform Music of The Beatles

The Beatles, an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960 by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, became regarded as the most influential pop musical group in history. What elements of their music sparked Beatlemania, engaging the whole world and making their music long-lasting? As students dive into studying and learning to sing these famous songs, they will discover a music that is timeless, historical, and relevant for all ages.

Pennsylvania Curriculum Standards

(A=Assembly; W=Workshop; R=Residency)

 9.1 Production, Performance and Exhibition of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts R

15.4 Learning Through Experience R

25.3 Pro-Social Relationships with Adults R

25.4 Pro-Social Relationships with Peers R

Art Form(s): Music

​Instrument(s): Guitar/vocals, Piano/vocals, Electric bass, Drums

Assembly, Workshop, and Residency Offerings

The Beatles Assembly

The Beatles Quartet will perform some of the most famous, influential, and entertaining songs of The Beatles, encouraging audience participation and sing-along. Historical references will be made as to how the group influenced fashion, politics, and lifestyle that changed the world.

Songs to be performed:

I Want to Hold Your Hand


Rocky Raccoon

Come Together

Here Comes The Sun

Let It Be

Best for: K-5  •  6-8  •  9-12  •  After-School/Community

The Beatles Workshop

​Orlando Haddad and Patricia King will meet with a select group of students to learn and sing a selected Beatle song, while studying its lyrics and historical context. 

Best for: K-5  •  6-8  •  9-12  •  After-School/Community

The Beatles Residency

Grammy-indicated composers and recording artists, guitarist/vocalist Orlando Haddad and pianist/vocalist Patricia King of acclaimed ensemble Minas, will share their passion for the music of Beatles. Students will gain an understanding of music concepts such as composition, rhythm, melody and dynamics, exploring how the music employs international influences of various music periods and styles. Weekly visits will include the study of Beatles songs and lyrics, touching on their historical context, and relevance to today. Focusing on singing skills and instrumental performance (where applicable), Orlando and Patricia will prepare students for a final presentation with an all Beatles program. The post-Beatle song Imagine, by John Lennon, will be used as an exercise in which students will rewrite the lyrics using their own imagination and personal context.

Best for: K-5  •  6-8  •  9-12  •  After-School/Community

Featuring: Orlando Haddad and Patricia King

Orlando Haddad has been a Beatle fan since his teenager years studying and performing The Beatles with his own band back in Brazil. Orlando has a degree in Music composition, a Masters in Arts Administration, and a Masters in Composition.


Patricia King, composer, pianist, singer, recording artist and author, grew up singing in musical theater productions. Patricia has a degree in voice and a Masters in Jazz Piano Performance, and is the author and composer of the musical work La Giara, The Water Jug.

Joined Musicopia: 2000

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