Conductors got their name by both guiding orchestras and wielding copper batons that deflect lightning away from the brass section. Behold an electrifying performance with this GrouponLive deal to see Classical Mystery Tour with the Pittsburgh Symphony at Heinz Hall. For $34, you get one ticket for green-section seating (up to a $69.50 value, including all fees). Choose from the following showtimes:
- Thursday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, November 16, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, November 17, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, November 18, at 2:30 p.m.
Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.
Roving Beatles tribute band Classical Mystery Tour teams up with symphonies throughout the country to perform the Fab Four's songs with the soaring orchestral accompaniment they frequently used on their albums. Transcending the limitations of a rock quartet, the group renders the Beatles' hits with a sweeping symphonic backdrop that led the Los Angeles Times to rave about the show's "high goose-bump quotient" at their very first concert back in 1996. Newly appointed assistant conductor Fawzi Haimor and the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony will team up with the group for a complete rendition of one of the band’s most beloved albums, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Gussied up in the glistening military uniforms and facial hair of the album's famed cover art, the quartet will dive into such classics as "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "Lovely Rita," and "When I'm Sixty-Four" with enough verisimilitude to reactivate the military's British Invasion contingency plans.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1896, and its reputation was as big as its sound right from the start. Andrew Carnegie was an early backer, and reportedly claimed that it was the best orchestra in the country. More than a century later, it still enjoys its status as a nationally renowned organization. And the PSO continues to take pride in its acclaim—perhaps expanding on Carnegie's earlier view, current Music Director Manfred Honeck called the company "one of the world's finest orchestras."
The long-lived PSO makes its home in an equally historic venue. Converted from an opulent movie palace in 1971, when Americans swore off movies in favor of high culture, Heinz Hall proves itself an exceptional music venue. Fine acoustics please the ears, while eyes take in glittering chandeliers and glints of gold leaf.