Sgt. Pepper’s Complete

Schuster Center

8:00 pm Saturday, April 27, 2019

Jim Owen, guitar, piano, and vocals
Tony Kishman, bass guitar, piano, and vocals
Tom Teeley, lead guitar and vocals
Chris Camilleri, drums and vocals


The final Vista for viewing in the Rockin’ Orchestra series is that of the Fab Four. Maestro Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra share the stage with the band Classical Mystery Tour for a full performance of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

In 1966, the Beatles made the decision not to tour any longer. When the band returned to the studio, they wrote and recorded new music within a new concept. They would not be writing and recording as The Beatles per se, leaving aside all outside expectations. Instead, the music poured forth from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Although the album turned 50 in 2017, the music still exudes the joy and innovation (and sometimes whimsy) that listeners first heard back in June 1967. This exciting experiment produced music that lives within the hearts of all who have listened. Who can forget “With a Little Help from My Friends,” “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lovely Rita,” or “A Day in the Life”? The collaboration of the orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour will highlight the album as it was meant to be heard and will also include a few additional Beatles gems as well.

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. They have been delighting pops audiences for more than 22 years, performing concerts with more than 100 orchestras in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The group has played sold-out concerts at the Sydney Opera House and has performed with America’s most prestigious orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony. The Los Angeles Times called the show “more than just an incredible simulation…the crowd stood and bellowed for more.”


Rockin’ Orchestra Series sponsored by Dayton Freight

DP&L Foundation DPAA Innovation Partner – Powering Innovation in the Performing Arts
Brady Ware Leadership Sponsor
The Milt Kantor Family Associate Sponsor
Rockin’ Orchestra Series Media Sponsor
DataYard Official Data Provider of the DPO
Marriott University of Dayton Official Hotel of the DPO
One Call Now DPAA Communications Partner