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Classical Mystery Tour: Music of The Beatles
Houston Symphony - Free Seating
What would The Beatles have sounded like if they had the chance to perform live in concert with a symphony orchestra?
Find out as Classical Mystery performs live with The Houston Symphony this summer!
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, enjoy the classical/rock blend on "I Am the Walrus," and relish the cascading crescendos on “A Day in the Life.”
"We really make an effort to sound exactly like the originals," explains James 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."
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."
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!
Orchestra Price: $25
Lawn and Mezzanine Seating is free!