James Owens Presents Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," with the Utah Symphony at the Deer Valley® Music Festival Featured


PARK CITY, Utah (July 20, 2017) – On Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM, celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and hear Classical Mystery Tour and the Utah Symphony perform the entire album, including “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “A Day in the Life,” as well as other timeless classics by The Beatles. This performance is presented by James Owens and conducted by Martin Herman. Admission starts at $39 for regular tickets and $15 for youth (ages 8-18). Tickets can be purchased at http://my.usuo.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=18582 


Conductor Martin Herman has served as guest conductor with symphony orchestras world-wide. Known for his clarity, attention to detail, advocacy of new music by living composers, powerful interpretations of the classics, as well as comfort with crossover popular concerts, he is one of today's versatile and promising conductors. He has recently conducted Das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin at the Berlin Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in the Sydney Opera House, the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, and many others. 
The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a symphonic rock concert. The show presents more than two dozen tunes by The Beatles performed exactly as they were originally recorded. Transcribed note-for-note, from early music by the group on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you've never heard them before. Many have called it "the best show The Beatles never did!" Since its initial performance at the Costa Mesa Performing Arts Center in 1996, Classical Mystery Tour has performed with more than 100 orchestras across the United States and around the world, receiving accolades from fans and the media.
This performance concludes the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s 14th season of the Deer Valley® Music Festival. In August 2017, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera will embark upon a "Great American Road Trip" tour to perform free outdoor classical music concerts in Utah’s rural communities, state and national parks. These concerts will feature the Utah Symphony, opera singers and classical music written and performed by Native American composer/musician Brent Michael Davids. Additional activities of the tour include three free chamber concerts, education activities in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Utah and post-concert “star parties” in partnership with the University of Utah’s Consortium for Dark Sky Studies and the Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative. For more information on the “Great American Road Trip” tour, see http://www.utahsymphony.org/tours/gart/ 
The Deer Valley® Music Festival Presents
Classical Mystery Tour 
with the Utah Symphony
Saturday, August 5 at 7:30 PM 
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City, Utah
Presented by James Owens
Martin Herman, conductor
Classical Mystery Tour, guest artists
Utah Symphony
Program to be announced from the stage.
Production Sponsor: Dominion Energy  
Guest Artist Sponsor (Classical Mystery Tour): George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
Conductor Sponsor (Martin Herman): Stewart Family Foundation
Orchestra Sponsor: Adobe
VIP Dinner Sponsor: Snell & Wilmer
Summer Entertainment Sponsor (Saturdays): Zions Bank
Official Vehicle:  BMW of Murray | BMW of Pleasant Grove
Prices are subject to change and increase $5 on the day of the performance. Children 3 years of age and under are free in the General Admission section. No ticket is required. Programming and guest artists are subject to change. Performance tickets and lodging information are available by calling (801) 533-6683 or online at http://www.deervalleymusicfestival.org  
Outside food and drink are permitted. We recommend arriving early to picnic on the lawn prior to the concert. Concessions, including options from the grill and beverages, are for sale at the venue. Gourmet picnic baskets may be ordered in advance through Deer Valley. Gates open at approximately 5:30 PM to the public. Arrive early for best seating and parking options as the venue fills up quickly for most performances. 
The venue is a ski hill with a base altitude of 6,570 feet and may be difficult for some patrons to walk up. There are a few sections with limited views due to grading. Volunteers can point out the best seating locations available. Chairs are provided in the reserved and ADA seating sections. Outside chairs can be brought in and used on the west side of the General Admission section, but must be low chairs that are no higher than 9” from the ground. A limited number of chairs are available to rent at the venue. These will sell out early for popular performances. Approximate performance time is two hours with one 20-minute intermission. 
Free parking is available at the venue. Carpooling is strongly recommended to help alleviate traffic congestion. You may need to walk up to 0.5 mile from the parking lot to the venue, but you may utilize the drop off zone in front of the ticket office if you have large items like coolers. Temperatures drop significantly when the sun goes down. A blanket or jacket is highly recommended. Temperature projection: Check back on the week of the performance.
About Deer Valley Music Festival
The Deer Valley® Music Festival (DVMF) is Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s (USUO) summer home in the mountain resort town of Park City, Utah. The 2017 festival marks the 14th season of providing chamber music, classical, and pops concerts in several venues: the Deer Valley® Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St. Mary’s Church, and salon events in private homes in the Park City area. The goal of the Deer Valley® Music Festival is to consistently deliver a high quality and musically diverse experience in casual settings of unparalleled natural beauty. For more information, visit http://www.deervalleymusicfestival.org
The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation is the Summer Symphony Sponsor, Zions Bank is the Summer Entertainment Sponsor, and Sorenson Legacy Foundation is the Chamber Series Sponsor for the 2017 Deer Valley® Music Festival.