scott freiman

February 13–15, 2015

Scott Freiman, the New York composer, producer, engineer, and entrepreneur whose unique, fascinating lectures on the music of the Beatles wowed Clevelanders in 2012 and 2013, returns to the museum with a brand new show and expanded editions of two previous shows. Freiman employs a panoply of rare audio and video clips, abetted by anecdotes, to guide audiences through detailed analyses of the songwriting and production techniques used by the Fab Four during the creation of their landmark albums and singles.

Each program $18; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $14; no passes or vouchers. Weekend pass (all three programs) $45; members, seniors, and students $35.

Presented in Gartner Auditorium.

Friday, February 13, 2015, 6:30 pm

In October 1965, faced with the impossible task of producing a new album of original music for a Christmas release, the Beatles emerged—in a month—with one of their most beloved albums, Rubber Soul. In this all-new presentation, Scott Freiman walks Beatles fans young and old through the creation of this landmark disc (now 50 years old), telling the stories behind such classic tracks as “Norwegian Wood,” “In My Life,” and “Nowhere Man.”

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 1:30 pm

Scott Freiman looks at the Beatles’ seminal 1967 album from multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music. He uses unreleased recordings to examine the construction of songs from the first take to the final version. This expanded lecture is an hour longer than the one he presented in 2012.

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 1:30 pm

An hour longer than the version presented in 2012, this talk finds Scott Freiman taking an in-depth look at the creation of the Beatles’ best-selling 1968 two-LP set The Beatles (commonly known as the “White Album”). Freiman traces the creation of some of the band’s greatest songs during one of their most eventful and tumultuous years.

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