Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Beatles Celebration.....

Orlando Philharmonic features Beatles tribute.............. Can you imagine The Beatles playing in concert with a symphony orchestra. What would that have sounded like? Some lucky people have the opportunity to find out for them self with Classical Mystery Tour performing live in concert.

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 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 blend 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?"
We love the Beatles, yeah, yeah, yeah. This past Saturday evening, the Beatles tribute act Classical Mystery Tour joined the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra for an outdoor concert in the Springs, in Longwood Florida, joined by Andrew Lane the Orlando Philharmonic resident conductor. For the past 3 years, I have volunteered to work at this annual event, always with a different theme, and in return get 2 complimentary tickets to attend.
For the first time this was a Sold out event, one week prior to the event. This was a first, 2700 tickets were sold. Seating for the concert was on the lawn in front of and beside the Spring, where the stage for the orchestra was set up, under magnificent Oak trees. Lawn seating was on a first , first serve basis. Guests were encouraged to pack a blanket and a picnic. For several hours the guests forgot that the temperature was at an all time record high in the 90's and let themselves go back in time with music that brought you back several decades.
The Beatles themselves never actually got to play a live concert with a symphony orchestra, which is something that really made it fun. This group captured the Beatles recordings accurately and the crowd loved it and were brought to their feet to the music. When it was over the crowd stood and bellowed for more.
If you have the opportunity to see this concert where you not hesitate. When it was over, the crowd stood and bellowed for more.

"A high goose bump quotient." - LOS ANGELES TIMES

This incredible concert ended with words that the Beatles could never say: Check us out on our website!

1 comment:

fitncrafty said...

Looks like a really great time!!!