Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles Oct 6 & 7

 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents the first concert of the ACXIOM Pops Live! Series – Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles – on October 6 at 8 p.m. and October 7 at 3 p.m. at the Robinson Center Music Hall, conducted by Geoffrey Robson, ASO Associate Conductor. This concert is sponsored in part by Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Hear The Beatles live in concert with YOUR Arkansas Symphony Orchestra! These four musicians look and sound just like the real thing. Hear Eleanor Rigby with a live string section; experience the peace anthem All You Need is Love full of brass fanfare; and enjoy the upbeat and optimistic tune Here Comes the Sun. From early Beatles music through the solo years, this concert is the best of The Beatles as you’ve never heard them.  

All kids through 12th grade can attend our Sunday matinee performances for free (with purchase of an adult ticket) using the Entergy Kids Ticket – available for download at Adult single tickets range from $18-$58 and can be purchased online at or over the phone at (501) 666-1761. Student and military tickets are $10. 

 Program Details 

Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles

Saturday, October 6 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, October 7 at 3 p.m.

Robinson Center Music Hall


Classical Mystery Tour

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

Geoffrey Robson, Conductor


Beatles Medley Overture arrangement by Martin Herman

Classical Mystery Tour will perform selections from the following:

A Day In the Life

All You Need Is Love

Beatles Medley Overture

Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite

Come Together

Eleanor Rigby

Golden Slumbers

Got To Get You Into My Life

Here Comes the Sun

I Am the Walrus

I Saw Her Standing There

I Want to Hold Your Hand


Live and Let Die

The Long and Winding Road

Ob-la-di, ob-la-da

Penny Lane

Sgt. Pepper /

Little Help From My Friends

Sgt. Pepper (reprise)

Strawberry Fields Forever

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Yellow Submarine


All songs written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, or George Harrison.

Classical Mystery Tour: Tribute to The Beatles

The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but they are more than just a rock concert. The show presents more than two dozen Beatles tunes transcribed note-for-note and performed exactly as they were originally recorded. Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles – from early Beatles music on through the solo years – like you’ve never heard them before. Many have called it “the best show the Beatles never did!”  

Since its initial performance at the 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, and has received countless accolades from fans as well as media. Classical Mystery Tour has merchandise available for purchase at the concert and on their website at

Joseph Bologna, on drums and vocals as Ringo Starr, is a native of Detroit, Michigan. Joe formed his first band by the age of 13 and went on to play with several Detroit area bands, ranging from punk/alternative to classic rock to southern gospel. A versatile musician, Joe has been a songwriter, drummer, bassist, keyboardist and guitarist throughout his 35-year career. In 2000, Joe began playing in Beatles tribute bands, and soon found himself in high demand as one of the top ‘Ringo Starr’ impersonators in the country. Joe has toured the world with shows such as Liverpool Legends, The Cast of Beatlemania, The Fab Four, and Rain-a Tribute to the Beatles, which enjoyed more than 200 performances on Broadway and won a 2011 Drama Desk award. He has performed on major television shows such as Good Morning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show and also plays the part of Keith Moon in Live the Who, a tribute to the Who. 
Benjamin Chadwick, on bass, piano and vocals as Paul McCartney, first heard the Beatles around the house when he was growing up, but once he witnessed “Twist And Shout” in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, he was instantly hooked on all things Beatles. Benjamin has been performing music in some form or another for more than 20 years (since he first picked up a tennis racket at the age of 10 and pretended it was a guitar). Self-taught in voice, guitar, bass, piano, drums and ukulele (you name it, he plays it), he brings experience and talent to every appearance. There is nothing more important to him than sharing music with others and his unique brand of entertainment will allow him to continue doing this as long as there are people listening. 
Tyson Kelly, on rhythm guitar, piano and vocals as John Lennon, is both a songwriter and filmmaker at heart. A graduate of the New York Film Academy, Tyson’s name is attached to dozens of films in both the director and writer roles. Son of songwriting Hall of Famer, Tom Kelly, Tyson was fed a healthy dose of 60’s and 70’s rock n’ roll from a young age. His talent as a musician and love for the Beatles has resulted in him becoming one of the most sought after John Lennon impersonators. When he’s not singing Beatles songs, he’s busy being the frontman for King Washington, the critically acclaimed Los Angeles based rock group.  
Thomas Teeley, on lead guitar and vocals as George Harrison, has starred as George Harrison in both the Broadway production of Beatlemania as well as the film version. His vocal impersonations of numerous other rock icons have also been featured in many television ads as well as other Broadway productions. He has written songs for artists such as Alice Cooper, as well as touring the world as singer-guitarist for Joe Jackson, Sophie B. Hawkins and many others. Tom still enjoys recreating the classic Beatle recordings in a live performance setting, with an attention to detail, which is his hallmark.

Geoffrey Robson, Associate Conductor

Geoffrey Robson has been the Associate Conductor of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra since 2008. He also performs as a violinist, frequently appearing in the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s popular River Rhapsodies chamber series as well as performing with Trio Arkansas, with pianist Louis Menendez and cellist David Gerstein. He has designed and conducted numerous ASO subscription series concerts, as well as children’s concerts and special events. As conductor, he has worked with guest artists such as the Beach Boys, Lawrence Hamilton, Timothy Jones, Henrietta Davis, Christiane Noll, Doug LaBrecque, and Calvin Lee. In addition, Robson writes and produces At the Symphony, a concert preview radio series on KLRE Classical 90.5 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Robson completed his M.M. at Yale University in 2004, studying violin performance with Erick Friedman. In Connecticut, he served as co-concertmaster of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and assistant concertmaster of the Waterbury Symphony. Robson also worked as a public schoolteacher in New Haven, CT, and has taught violin, piano, viola, and music theory extensively as a private teacher.

Robson studied orchestral conducting at the Mannes College of Music in New York City under the tutelage of David Hayes. He has twice attended the London Conducting Workshop, an annual course at the Royal College of Music in London, and the International Conducting Festival and Workshop in Zlin, Czech Republic. In 2006, he became a founding member of the Chelsea Symphony, a bold experiment in the structuring of an arts organization, based in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Robson conducted in the inaugural concert of the Chelsea Symphony, and has since conducted numerous other concerts with the ensemble, including world premieres of two works.

Robson graduated from the honors college at Michigan State University in 2002, where he studied violin performance with Dmitri Berlinsky and I-fu Wang, and conducting with Leon Gregorian.