Mods & Rockers celebrates two iconic moments when English music took the world by storm.

Relive the British music explosion, and experience the hits that flooded the airwaves and concert venues of North America from the 1960s onwards. 

Brought to us by Andrew Downing and Alex Samaras of the hit Tafelmusik concert Cafe Counterculture, groove the night away to The Beatles, David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, Queen, and Petula Clark, all newly arranged by Andrew Downing with vocals by Alex Samaras and music by members of Tafelmusik. 

Intermingled with these fab tunes is music from an earlier wave of British music from the 1600s: John Dowland, Thomas Simpson, William Brade, William Young, and Henry Purcell. Get ready for an out-of-sight night. 

Grab a drink and clap when you like what you hear—Haus Musik is where classical music lets its hair down.

Bring your friends and join Tafelmusik musicians and special guests at the legendary El Mocambo for an evening of convivial brouhaha.

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Running Time
90 minutes
Style of Music
Baroque, pop

El Mocambo

November 7, 2023 8:00 pm


Arranged by Andrew Downing
Vocals by Alex Samaras
Curated by Christopher Verette & Andrew Downing 
Featuring Tafelmusik musicians


Tony Hatch/Jackie Trent Don’t Sleep in the Subway (Petula Clark)

John Lennon/Paul McCartney Across the Universe (Beatles)

William Brade Der Königinnen Intrada /                 Mascharad der Edelfreuen 

Norma Tanega No Stranger Am I (Dusty Springfield)

Thomas Simpson Almande & Malecontent  

Henry Purcell/Andrew Downing Fairest Isle 

Freddie Mercury Bicycle Race (Queen)

William Young Sonata secunda à 3 (1653) 

Henry Purcell The Cold Song

Ed Cobb Tainted Love (Soft Cell)

John Dowland Paduan in C / King of Denmark’s Galiard

John Lennon/Paul McCartney In My Life (Beatles)

David Bowie Life On Mars