Sgt Pepper Celebration

Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Feb 3-5, 2017
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Classical Mystery Tour

It’s the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, and that’s cause for a POPS musical celebration! Join us and widely acclaimed tribute band Classical Mystery Tour as we cover Sgt. Pepper’s magical lineup — Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds, With a Little Help From My Friends, and When I’m 64 — as well as other timeless “Fab Four” classics including Yellow Submarine and Come Together.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: WMMR's Preston Elliott, Pierre Robert, WMGK's Andre Gardner, and CBS Radio Philadelphia's RJ McKay will make special apperances during this concert weekend.

Friday, February 3
6:30pm: WMMR's Pierre Robert will participate in a free pre-concert conversation with CBS Radio Philadelphia's RJ McKay on the Plaza Stage.
7:15pm: Rock to the Future performs Beatles music.
8pm: Sgt. Pepper Celebration
WMMR's Preston Elliott of The Preston & Steve Show will introduce the concert and conduct the "Rocky" theme song before the concert begins.

Saturday, February 4
1:30pm: WMGK's Andre Gardner will participate in a free pre-concert conversation with CBS Radio Philadelphia's RJ McKay on the Plaza Stage.
2:15pm: Rock to the Future performs Beatles music.
3pm: Sgt. Pepper Celebration
Andre Gardner will conduct a Beatles song during the show.

Sunday, February 5
1:30pm: WOGL's Cadillac Jack will participate in a free pre-concert conversation with CBS Radio Philadelphia's RJ McKay on the Plaza Stage.
2:15pm: Rock to the Future performs Beatles music.
3pm: Sgt. Pepper Celebration

Arrive early to take your picture with the 1969 PEACE Beetle (appearing courtesy of Burlington Volkswagen) outside of the Kimmel Center before each show!

Helpful Information

This program, including intermission, is approximately two hours in length. Artists and program are subject to change without notice.
Discounted parking passes are available from select garages. For more information, please call 215.893.1999 or add a parking pass during checkout when purchasing your tickets.

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We hope all of our guests will have a great time and make many memories at our concerts and events. Post your photos or videos on social media and include #phillypops for a chance to win a pair of tickets to any upcoming concert in the current or following season! Please refrain from flash photography in the concert hall. 

Enjoy the show!

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Classical Mystery Tour

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Since its initial performance at the Orange County Performing Arts Center (now renamed Segerstrom Center for the Arts) in 1996, Classical Mystery Tour has become the #1 Symphony Pops attraction over the last decade. The group has been performing consistently for nearly 20 years with more than 100 orchestras in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The group played to packed houses at the Sydney Opera House, and has performed with America’s most prestigious orchestras: The Cleveland Orchestra, The Boston Pops, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony, among many others.

"...a performance I would like to be able to attend again and again."
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