How do you express a book in music? Ask the Apocalypso Players, who on Sept. 14 rocked the Town Hall Auditorium with a highly original program of songs inspired by Tom Perrota’s The Leftovers.
The concert included classic rock songs mentioned in the book, as well as songs related to the novel’s themes of loss and spiritual seeking, such as the song “Hear Me Lord” performed by Berklee student Angelina Mbulo.
The nine-member band also perfomed a song written specially for the concert by Belmont residents Richard Curzi and Roger Brown, president of the Berklee College of Music.Called “Healing Hugs from Holy Wayne,” the song is based on a character in the book who becomes a cult leader after the tragedy of his own son’s disappearance.
Author Tom Perrotta joined in on guitar for the final song, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It.”
See our Flickr page for more photos of the event, taken by Louise Halstead.