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February 8, 2013

Williamsburg Symphonia Performs Music of the Beatles with Classical Mystery Tour Musicians

The Williamsburg Symphonia joins members of the group “Classical Mystery Tour” performing the music of the Beatles at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the Williamsburg Lodge, located at 310 S. England St. in Williamsburg.

From the familiar early classics through the solo works of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the music of the Beatles comes alive through the rich sounds of a live symphony orchestra. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Cash bar available. Ticket prices are $75, $60, $45 and $25 and may be purchased online at or by calling 757-229-9857.

Since their introduction at California’s Orange County Performing Arts Center in 1996, Classical Mystery Tour has performed hundreds of concerts with orchestras across the United States and around the world. Familiar pieces such as “Penny Lane” and “Yesterday” showcase the variety and depth of the Beatles’ music when performed by the talented Beatle look-alikes enhanced by a live orchestra.

The Williamsburg Symphonia orchestra is led by Janna Hymes, conductor and music director, in her ninth season with the orchestra. Information and ticket purchases for the remaining season of the Symphonia’s Masterworks concerts and the side-by-side concert with the Williamsburg Youth Orchestra are available at or by calling 757-229-9857. Colonial Williamsburg is a sponsor of the Williamsburg Symphonia.

The Williamsburg Symphonia was founded in 1984 by Carl Andresen, Elnore Andersen, Marian Harding, Mary Selby and Rebecca Siegel for the purpose of presenting educational programs for children featuring classical music (“Peter and the Wolf” was the first). The initial performances were so well received that the founders planned a schedule of concerts for the general public. Under music director Janna Hymes, the Williamsburg Symphonia continues to introduce young audiences to classical music in a way they can enjoy and understand, and it presents subscription concerts and special events that attract a wide following and achieve critical acclaim. For information about the current season of offerings, visit

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