Lee University Presidential Concert Series Continues With Beatles Tribute

Friday, November 10, 2017
Classical Mystery Tour
Classical Mystery Tour

Back by popular demand, Classical Mystery Tour will return to the stage with The Lee University Symphony Orchestra to perform “A Tribute to the Beatles” for the next installment of Lee’s Presidential Concert Series. The performance will take place on Monday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center. 

Composed of Beatlemania veterans, Classical Mystery Tour plays Beatles classics, backed by a symphony orchestra, and is made up of four musicians that look and sound like the Beatles. 

The concert will honor the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” 

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

The Lee Symphony Orchestra is returning for its fifth pops performance on the Presidential Concert stage, after collaborating with guest artists in tribute to ABBA, The Piano Man: Billy Joel and Elton John, and Simon and Garfunkel. 

Conducted by Maestro Robert Bernhardt, the orchestra performs a wide variety of orchestral literature. In addition to performing one major concert each semester, its musicians frequently participate in operatic, choral, and other concerts on the campus. Recent repertoire includes Respighi’s Pines of Rome, Humperdinck’s Evening Prayer and Dream Pantomime, and Dvorák’s Symphony “From the New World.” 

Mr. Bernhardt joined Lee’s School of Music in the spring of 2011 as an artist-in-residence and conductor of the Lee Symphony Orchestra. He led the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera for 19 years and is a popular guest conductor for orchestras around the country. He also serves as music director emeritus of CSO and principal pops conductor of the Chattanooga, Grand Rapids, and Louisville Symphonies. 

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for seniors and children. They can be purchased at the Lee University Box Office in the Dixon Center or by contacting 614-8343, Monday-Friday, from 3-6 p.m. 

For more information about “Classical Mystery Tour,” visit https://www.classicalmysterytour.com/

For more information about the Presidential Concert Series, visit http://www.leeuniversity.edu/pcs/ or call the School of Music at 614-8240.

The Lee University Symphony Orchestr
The Lee University Symphony Orchestr


The Buddy Project Benefit Set For Sept. 1 At The Palace Picture House

The Palace Picture House, 818 Georgia Ave. #118 in Chattanooga, invites the public to join them on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 7-11 p.m. for a night of music to kick off National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  Performers will be The Dylan Kussman Band, Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers and Dana Rogers . Tickets are $10, with a portion of the proceeds going to ... (click for more)

Sam Bush Plays At Walker Theatre Sept. 15

Sam Bush will perform at Walker Theatre on Sept. 15. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday for $35 and $27 and will be available here .  Review for Sam Bush: If joy were a person, he’d bring both peace and frenzy. He’d be full of music, light, and energy that soothes even as it stirs us up. Eyes closed, wire-rim glasses in place, ... (click for more)

Juvenile Girl Shot On Doolittle Street Early Sunday Morning

A juvenile girl was shot early Sunday morning on Doolittle Street. Chattanooga Police responded at approximately 12:55 a.m. on to a person shot on the 2500 block of Doolittle Street.   Police were able to make contact with the victim at a local hospital where she was suffering from a critical, but non-life threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a ... (click for more)

A Jury For 2nd Time Convicts Randall Reed Of Murdering 70-Year-Old Woman In 2011

A jury for the second time has convicted Randall Reed of first-degree murder in the 2011 death of 70-year-old Jane Stokes in East Ridge. The verdict was returned in the courtroom of Judge Tom Greenholtz’s on Friday. The earlier verdict had been thrown out by an appeals court. Reed testified in his own behalf. The victim was murdered in her home during a robbery in 2011. ... (click for more)

Just Recuse Yourself

Pam Fleenor, have you ever heard the terms “conflict of interest” or “appearance of impropriety”? It’s a foregone conclusion that Robin Smith will be victorious in Chancellor Fleenor’s courtroom. Here’s another term you may want to re-examine, recuse yourself.   Rusty Munger (click for more)

Not My University: Why I’m Not Okay With Mike Pence Coming To Lee University - And Response (6)

As a student of Lee University, who is well-aware of the Lee administration’s more conservative stance in politics, I am upset about Mike Pence visiting the university and being welcomed on our campus. Although I respect that Pence is in a position of authority as our nation’s Vice President, and that he likewise deserves the right to hold his own opinions in regards to the issues ... (click for more)