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NC Symphony Beatles Anniversary Summerfest

“Classical Mystery Tour” With North Carolina Symphony Comes to 2013 Rex Healthcare Summerfest June 8

Classcal Mystery Tour

Classcal Mystery Tour

The North Carolina Symphony and the “Fab Four” will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Beatles’ White Album with some of the band’s best-loved songs in “Classical Mystery Tour,” Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 2013 Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series.  Gates open at 5 p.m. Children 12 and under are admitted free on the lawn.

Concert-goers can sit back and enjoy the early summer evening, accompanied by the strains of some of the Beatles’ most popular tunes performed by the Symphony and the Classical Mystery Tour band, such as “I Am the Walrus,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “Penny Lane,” and relive beloved ballads “Yesterday” and “The Long and Winding Road.”  Martin Herman will conduct.

A resident of Los Angeles, Herman was educated at Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania, University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University. He also spent two years in Paris on a Fulbright Grant where he worked as a composer and conductor with the “New American Music in Europe” and “American Music Week” festivals. Aside from his conducting interests, Martin Herman is an active composer and arranger. The Classical Mystery Tour band consists of Chris Camilleri, drums/vocals; Benjamin Chadwick, bass/piano/vocals; David John, lead guitar/vocals; and Tyson Kelly, rhythm guitar/piano/vocals.

This summer marks the 28th anniversary of performances in Cary and the orchestra’s thirteenth season in the stunning lakeside pavilion built by the Town of Cary. While performances begin at 7:30 p.m., concertgoers may bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs as early as 5 p.m. to enjoy the striking natural surroundings before the music begins. Children ages 12 and under are free on the lawn, so attending a North Carolina Symphony concert at Booth Amphitheatre is a wonderful summer bargain for families.

The eight-concert Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series offers music lovers a perfect family outing, and once again, concertgoers who display the biggest and boldest culinary skills can win prizes. The Whole Foods Market of Cary Picnic of the Week contest returns for the fourth year.  Throughout the summer, groups of concertgoers selected as the best picnickers of that weekend’s concert will receive a $100 gift basket from Whole Foods Market of Cary. Two honorable mentions in the form of $25 gift cards will also be awarded.

Select Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series concerts also feature other pre-concert activities, including instrument zoos for kids.

Tickets and Subscriptions

General admission lawn seating to “At the Movies: A Night of Oscar-Winning Music and More” is $28 in advance, $30 at the door. Covered table seating is also available for $30 in advance, $32 at the door.  Children 12 and under are admitted free for lawn seating at all Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series concerts.

Flex tickets on the lawn and covered tables are also available for the entire series, on sale through June 7. Beginning at $84, flex tickets allow music lovers the easiest access to the Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series, for savings of up to 40% when compared to single-concert ticket prices. For more on becoming a series subscriber, visit the Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series page at

This year’s series lineup also includes “Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” featuring pianist Di Wu, June 15; “Broadway Blockbusters,” featuring vocalists Scott MacLeod and Elizabeth Williams-Grayson and Symphony Associate Concertmaster Dovid Friedlander, June 22; “Holst’s the Planets: An HD Odyssey,” featuring the North Carolina Master Chorale, June 29; the Symphony’s free “Independence Day” concert, July 4; and “Classic Celebrations: 1812 Overture,” featuring the Concert Singers of Cary, July 6.

For tickets, visit the North Carolina Symphony website at or call North Carolina Symphony Audience Services at 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724.

Booth Amphitheatre is located at 8003 Regency Parkway, just past the intersection of US-1 and US-64/Tryon Road, in Cary. Food and beverages, including wine and beer, are allowed on the grounds.

The series is presented by Rex Healthcare and co-sponsored by ABB, First Citizens Bank and the Town of Cary. Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series partners are Balentine and CaptiveAire.  Media partners are the News & Observer, Fox 50, and Cary Magazine.

About the North Carolina Symphony

Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony performs over 175 concerts annually to adults and school children in more than 50 North Carolina counties. An entity of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the orchestra employs 65 professional musicians, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn and Resident Conductor William Henry Curry.

Based in downtown Raleigh’s spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and an outdoor summer venue at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C., the Symphony performs about 60 concerts annually in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary metropolitan area. It holds regular concert series in Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington—as well as individual concerts in many other North Carolina communities throughout the year—and conducts one of the most extensive education programs of any U.S. orchestra.

Concert/Event Listings:
North Carolina Symphony
Summerfest “Classical Mystery Tour”
Martin Herman, conductor
Saturday, June 8 2013, 7:30pm
Booth Amphitheatre, Cary

Selections will be performed from the following:
A Day in the Life
A Hard Day’s Night
All You Need Is Love
Beatles Medley Overture
Come Together
Dear Prudence
Eleanor Rigby
Golden Slumbers
Good Night
Got to Get You into My Life
Hello, Goodbye
Here Comes the Sun
Hey Jude
I Am the Walrus
I Saw Her Standing There
Lady Madonna
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Magical Mystery Tour
Martha My Dear
McCartney Medley
Norwegian Wood
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da
Penny Lane
Savoy Truffle
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
With a Little Help From My Friends
She’s Leaving Home
Silly Love Songs
Strawberry Fields Forever
The Long and Winding Road
Twist and Shout
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Yellow Submarine
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away

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1 Response

  1. This looks like a great event…it looks like the Beatles’ legacy will last a few more generations yet, at least!