Richmond Symphony Presents the Classical Mystery Tour - Music of the Beatles Tonight
Imagine the full sound of the Beatles with a live symphony orchestra! Experience "Beatlemania" with the Richmond Symphony and the Classical Mystery Tour - Music of the Beatles 50thAnniversary Tour tonight, September 28 at 8pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage!
Erin R. Freeman conducts this much anticipated Genworth Symphony Pops concert - the Richmond Symphony's second concert in its new 2013-2014 season.
The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. The show presents more than two dozen Beatles tunes performed exactly as they were originally recorded. Hear "Penny Lane" with a live trumpet section, experience the beauty of "Yesterday" with an acoustic guitar and string quartet, and enjoy the classical/rock blend on "I Am the Walrus."
From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you've never heard them before. You might say it's the best show the Beatles never did! Joined by the celebrated Richmond Symphony Orchestra, this concert event is truly a highlight of the 2013-2014 symphony season!
Since its initial show at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in 1996, Classical Mystery Tour has performed with more than 100 orchestras across the United States and around the world, receiving accolades from fans and the media. The Los Angeles Times called the show "more than just an incredible simulation...the swelling strings and soaring French horn lines gave the live performance a high goose-bump quotient...the crowd stood and bellowed for more."
"We really make an effort to sound exactly like the originals," explains Jim Owen, the founder of Classical Mystery Tour. "The orchestra score is exact, right down to every note and instrument that was on the original recording. On 'Got to Get You Into My Life,' we have two tenor saxes and three trumpets. That's what it was written for, and that's what we use. And on 'A Day in the Life,' that final big orchestra crescendo sounds amazing when it's played live."
The recent release of The Beatles music on ITunes, plus the popularity of The Beatles Box Set and Beatles Rock Band, set off a new wave of Beatlemania and proved that The Beatles are more popular than ever. Because many Beatles fans never had the opportunity to experience a live Beatles show, Classical Mystery Tour offers that live experience in the comfort of a concert hall.