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    Imagine what it would be like to hear the Beatles perform live in concert with a symphony orchestra.  That’s exactly what you’ll hear when The Louisville Pops Orchestra performs Classical Mystery Tour – A Tribute to the Beatles on Friday, September 21st 8:00 PM at the Louisville Palace.  This concert will be performed alongside original members of Broadway sensation Beatlemania.


    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 full show presents some 30 Beatles tunes sung, played, and performed exactly as they were written.  Hear "Penny Lane" with a live trumpet section; experience the beauty of "Yesterday" with an acoustic guitar and string quartet; enjoy the rock/classical bl/files/storyimages/on the hard edged "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: totally live.


    Classical Mystery Tour features Jim Owen (John Lennon) on rhythm guitar, piano, and vocals; Tony Kishman (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. 

    "We really make an effort to sound exactly like the originals," explains Owen, who admits that he and the other three Classical Mystery Tour members are big Beatles fans.  "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,' can you imagine that big orchestra crescendo happening live?"

    From the recent celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Beatles’ triumphant visit to the U.S., to the success of The Beatles Anthology and The Beatles 1 albums, the demand for Beatles material is greater than ever.  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.  The power of the emotional and nostalgic connection back to each of our individual experiences with The Beatles is hard to put into words."

    Bob Bernhardt, Principal Pops Conductor, celebrates his 26th anniversary with the Louisville Orchestra this season.  Maestro Bernhardt continues to bring his unique combination of easy style, infectious enthusiasm and wonderful musicianship to the city and orchestra he loves.  In 1981, he accepted the post of Assistant Conductor and has worked with the Louisville Orchestra in every season since.


    Tickets are still available for this amazing concert. 

    Tickets for this performance are $20 - $50.

    To order please call Ticketmaster at 502-361-3100 or go to

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