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Classical Mystery Tour and the ASO

Classical Mystery Tour Group

Classical Mystery Tour Group

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Anchorage, Alaska – February 5, 2013 – What would The Beatles have sounded like if they had the chance to perform live in concert with a symphony orchestra?  Find out when Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles performs live with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra on Thursday,March 28th & Friday, march 29th (both performances at 7:30pm), in the Atwood Concert Hall. 

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!
ABOUT CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR

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.

"We have some real show-stopping numbers," says Owen. "I wish I could actually be in the audience to see and hear this show, because the power of the emotional and nostalgic connection this music has with audiences is hard to put into words."

Classical Mystery Tour - Thursday, March 28th & Friday, March 29th, (7:30pm) in the Atwood Concert Hall, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Infrared headphones for the hearing impaired are available concert night from the House Manager on the orchestra level. To purchase tickets, visit the CenterTix Box Office at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts or www.centertix.net or call 263-ARTS (2787), toll free at 1-877-ARTS- TIX.

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