(Until May 11) Pepperland is a vivid work by choreographer Mark Morris for Liverpool to inaugurate its “Sgt. Pepper at 50 Festival” in 2017. This tribute to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band combines colorful avant garde motifs and spirited movement with an inspired score by jazz composer Ethan Iverson. Iverson’s new arrangements of six songs from the album intermingle with six “Pepper-inspired” original pieces, influenced by Indian classical music, vaudeville, classical, jazz, avant-garde, and blues – quite an evening!
Here’s a taste, a section of “Wilbur Scoville:”