The Nutopians

The Nutopians (Promotional Photo / October 8, 2013)

On Wed., Oct. 9, John Lennon would have turned 73 years old. Lennon's legacy and that of the Beatles still endures today, and for that very reason we celebrate Lennon's music this time of year. You could head up to Mohegan Sun's Wolf Den on Oct. 10 for Lennon Live, a spot-on tribute that could fool you into thinking you're seeing the real deal. Or head to the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center that same night to see the Nutopians. A seven piece ensemble led by Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare, the Nutopians perform Lennon's music as you've never heard it before. They play tunes both popular and obscure, using a different set of instruments than the originals, including mandola, cello, 12-string acoustic guitars, accordion and piano. This year the Nutopians released Re-Imagined, a follow-up to their first collection of reinterpretations, Imagined from 2010. Beatle-heads and Lennon-ites alike would do well to be in attendance.

 

The Nutopians

Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., $45, Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook, (860) 510-0473, thekate.org.