Orlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with 'CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR' Beatles Tribute
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its Pops Series with James Owens presents Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles, Saturday, October 14 with two concerts at 2 & 8 p.m. at Bob Carr Theater, located at 401 W. Livingston St.
Music Director Eric Jacobsen leads the Philharmonic in this program, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and includes original members of the Broadway sensation Beatlemania performing 30 Beatles hits as they were originally recorded.
Classical Mystery Tour features Jim Owen (John Lennon) on rhythm guitar, piano, and vocals; Benjamin Chadwick (Paul McCartney) on bass guitar, piano, and vocals; Tom Teeley (George Harrison) on lead guitar and vocals; and Chris Camilleri (Ringo Starr) on drums and vocals.
It has become the #1 Symphony Pops attraction over the last decade. The group has been performing consistently for nearly 20 years with more than 100 orchestras in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles - from early Beatles music on through the solo years - like you've never heard them before. Many have called it "the best show the Beatles never did!"
Insurance Office of America is the Artist Sponsor and the Accommodations Sponsor is DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando Downtown.
Single tickets are available starting at $23 and can be purchased online at orlandophil.org, by calling 407.770.0071, or in person at the Box Office, located at The Plaza Live (425 N. Bumby Avenue, Orlando). The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Ticket prices subject to change.)
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
ERIC JACOBSEN - Hailed by The New York Times as "an interpretive dynamo," conductor and cellist Eric Jacobsen has built a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and collaborative projects. As co-founder and Artistic Director of the adventurous orchestra The Knights and a founding member of the genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider, Jacobsen, along with his brother, violinist Colin Jacobsen, was awarded a prestigious United States Artists Fellowship in 2012. Jacobsen celebrated his inaugural season with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015/2016.
CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR: Since its initial performance at the Orange County Performing Arts Center (now renamed Segerstrom Center for the Arts) in 1996, Classical Mystery Tour has become the #1 Symphony Pops attraction over the last decade. The group has been performing consistently for nearly 20 years with more than 100 orchestras in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The group played to packed houses at the Sydney Opera House, and has performed with America's most prestigious orchestras: The Cleveland Orchestra, The Boston Pops, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony, among many others.
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 transcribed note-for-note and 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, enjoy the classical/rock blend on "I Am the Walrus," and relish the cascading orchestral crescendo on "A Day in the Life." Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles - from early Beatles music on through the solo years - like you've never heard them before. Many have called it "the best show the Beatles never did!"
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and comprised of accomplished musicians from around the world. The Philharmonic annually presents the FAIRWINDS Classics and Pops Series at Bob Carr Theater and its Sounds of Summer, Focus and Women in Song Series at The Plaza Live. Known for its artistic excellence and community collaboration, the Philharmonic presents more than 150 live concerts and impacts more than 70,000 children, youth and families annually through its Young People's Concerts, Symphony Storytime Series, Notes in Your Neighborhood program, and free outdoor community concerts. A resident company of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Philharmonic will perform in Steinmetz Hall when it opens in 2020. Learn more at OrlandoPhil.org.