A Tribute to the Beatles

Published 01/28 2014 11:09AM

Updated 01/28 2014 06:03PM




Concert Features Dozens of Beatles Songs

Performed Exactly As They Were Recorded


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 Lubbock Symphony Orchestraon Friday, January 31 at 7:30PM, at the City Bank Auditorium in Lubbock, Texas.  Maestro Cho will conduct.


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!


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 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 recent release of The Beatles music on ITunes, plus the popularity of T
he 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.

"A high goosebump quotient." - LOS ANGELES TIMES




Premier Adult           $60

Choice Adult            $50

Standard Adult         $35

BIO: David In-Jae ChoBorn in Seoul, Korea, David immigrated to the United States in 1985.He later attended Oberlin College and Conservatory where he received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. He went on to acquire a Master of Music in Piano Performance at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University. The launch of Maestro Cho’s conducting career too place in 1999 when he was invited by Robert Spano and Seiji Ozawa to attend the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center as a Conducting Fellow. Maestro

Cho then went on to acquire a Masters of Music in Instrumental Conducting degree at Rice University.Maestro Cho most recently concluded his first season as Music Director for the LSO.  Previously, he concluded a highly successful five year tenure as the Associate Conductor of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera. Described as “charming, eloquent, and delightfully musical,” David has led Masterworks, education, Pops, outreach, and tour concerts.  After winning 1st Prize at the Eduardo Mata International Conducting Competition in 2007 and having served as Resident Conductor for the San Antonio




Symphony (2004-2007) where he held the Bruno Walter Conductor Chair, David Cho received numerous guest conducting engagements in Europe and South America. In North

America, Cho has conducted at the Grand Teton Music Festival and has made appearances with the symphonies of Seattle, Minnesota, Atlanta, Houston, Memphis, and Baton Rouge.


Additional information can be found on the LSO website: www.lubbocksymphony.org.

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