The Philadelphia Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles

Hear “Penny Lane” with live trumpets; experience the beauty of “Yesterday” with an acoustic guitar and strings; enjoy the rock and classical blend on the hard-edged “I Am the Walrus.” From early Beatles music on through the solo years, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles presents more than two dozen Beatles songs performed as they were originally recorded, transcribed note-for-note, with original orchestrations played by the Orchestra.

“We really make an effort to sound exactly like the originals,” said Jim Owen, the founder of Classical Mystery Tour, who also portrays John Lennon in the show. “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.” 

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EVENT DETAILS

WHEN
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Recurring: DAILY

TIME & PRICE
8 pm $35 to $105

WHERE
Kimmel Center Verizon Hall , 1500 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pa
Daily from 07/23/2014 to 07/24/2014. .

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