When an engineer’s brilliance helps facilitate the production of work like The Beatles’ “Let It Be” and “Abbey Road”– as well as Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” – most would say that man has found his calling. For Alan Parsons, that early soundboard direction was merely a prelude to the moment he would lead his own work out of the studio, over the airwaves, and onto a string of critically acclaimed albums through the late-1970s and early ’80s.
At 8 p.m. Friday, the engineer-turned-performer will join his Alan Parsons Live Project with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra inside Kleinhans Music Hall. Whether touring through his Alan Parsons Project’s affinity for the work of Edgar Allan Poe, dipping into his past electronica collaboration with the Crystal Method or revisiting adult contemporary morning radio mainstays like “Eye In The Sky,” the multifaceted audio magician will certainly cover a wide range of styles only augmented by the multi-instrumental backing of the BPO.
Tickets are $39-$75 (box office). Call 885-5000 or visit www.bpo.org.