Music of Pink Floyd closes season at Belleayre
Highmount — The groundbreaking progressive rock of Pink Floyd, marking the 40th anniversary of one the enduring albums of all time, “Dark Side of the Moon,” will be celebrated at the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m.
Following its fantastic “Music of Led Zeppelin” performance last season, the Belleayre Festival Orchestra under the direction of Brent Havens, returns with the second installment of its Rock Extravaganza series. This year, the groundbreaking progressive rock of Pink Floyd will be showcased at Belleayre to help commemorate one of the greatest albums in rock history.
The band plays as close to the original recordings as possible and the orchestra both enhances and becomes an integral part of the music. There are even a couple of songs that feature only the orchestra and piano or orchestra. Music from “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall” is prominently featured, and amazing colored lighting effects on the ceiling, lasers and fog complete the experience.
The nature of Pink Floyd’s music made it a natural match for the orchestra. Unusual harmonies, ethereal high string lines and rich underscore allowed the orchestra to enhance what the band was playing. And much of the synthesizer sounds are recreated within the orchestration. A blazing rock band rounds out the sound.
If you missed last year’s show don’t make that mistake again. This performance is a great way to celebrate the Labor Day Weekend and the end of the summer season.
Tickets are available via Ticketmaster. For additional information, please call 800 942-6904, ext. 1344, visit: belleayremusic.org
For information on where to stay, dine, shop or to simply enjoy the great outdoors when you¹re in town for the Belleayre Music Festival, please visit: www.catskillhighpeaks.com, www.ulstertourism.info or www.greatwesterncatskills.com. Belleayre Music Festival concerts are held on the grounds of Belleayre Mountain in Highmount.