At Proctors, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12
SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—APRIL 3, 2018—The Wall was Pink Floyd’s eleventh studio album, released in 1979, and is regarded as one of the most famous concept albums of all time. Classic Albums Live, with its roster of world-class musicians (and a local children’s choir), will recreate the legendary album live on stage, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at Proctors.
Tickets for Classic Albums Live performs Pink Floyd: The Wall, $20–$30, are available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online at proctors.org.
Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live takes the greatest albums and recreates them live on stage—note for note, cut for cut, using the best musicians.
“Think of it as a recital,” says Martin. “These albums are historic and stand the test of time.”
Forgoing costumes and impersonations, Classic Albums Live has found success in concentrating solely on the music.
“We don’t dress up or wear any sort of costume. We just stand there and play. All of our energy is put into the music. We want the performance to sound exactly like the album,” says Martin.
With 100+ shows a year across North America, Classic Albums Live has seen massive success in performing arts centers and theatres.
“We grew while others withdrew,” says Martin, commenting on the decline of concert ticket sales, “We created something that endures and connects. These albums are sacred to people. We deliver exactly what we promote—’note for note, cut for cut’ accuracy.”
“It’s this type of accountability that works for the series.”
Tickets to Classic Albums Live performs Pink Floyd: The Wall will be offered as prizes at a special Classic Rock Trivia Night, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5 at the GE Theatre at Proctors. The hour-long free event will precede a ticketed It Came from Schenectady—Latchkey Kid TV screening at 7 p.m.