Pittsburgh Symphony returns to area for a Beatles tribute


Staff report

NEW CASTLE, Pa.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will begin its 12th year of performances at the Scottish Rite Cathedral with the Classical Mystery Tour, a special tribute to the Beatles’ acclaimed album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

The concert, led by the PSO’s newly appointed assistant conductor Fawzi Haimor, will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

Tickets range from $16 to $59, and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office toll-free at 1-800-743-8560, or online at pittsburghsymphony.org. Group tickets also are available.

As part of an education program developed for the community, a special package for families with children up to high-school age is available. Children can get free tickets if accompanied by a parent. Both the free ticket and a discounted ticket for the parents are available by calling 412-392-4819.

Pre-concert dinners at the Scottish Rite Cathedral begin at 6 p.m. before each concert. Call 724-654-6683 for reservations. Three- concert subscriptions, ranging from $33 to $150, as well as student subscription packages for $24, are also available.

There will be shuttle service in New Castle for all three PSO concerts. The shuttle costs $1 for a round trip, and begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Parking Garage, before stopping at the Washington Center parking lot and Clen Moore Church.

Classical Mystery Tour features Jim Owen (John Lennon) on rhythm guitar, piano and vocals; Tony Kishman (Paul McCartney) on bass guitar, piano and vocals; John Brosnan (George Harrison) on lead guitar and vocals; and Chris Camilleri (Ringo Starr) on drums and vocals.

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