The Orchestra’s co-principal bassoon, Mark Gigliotti, remembers the first time he heard a Beatles song. He was with his parents, on their way to New York, when “She Loves You” came over the car radio. Principal Horn Jennifer Montone played “Eleanor Rigby” in her high school marching band. Trumpet player Robert Earley said he grew up on Beatles music and it provides the soundtrack to great memories of his childhood.
Love em, hate em, or just feel meh about them, the Beatles changed the course of popular music.