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ROSSI N LEIVA
11/02/2014
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
Friday, October 3rd 2014
The Hilbert Circle Theater

For years I thought that I was born in the wrong generation, maybe because The Beatles music helped me learn English or perhaps that I was pretending to be an eighteen-year-old in 1964 and breathlessly awaiting the arrival of The Beatles onto the stage like those thousands to teenagers watching The Ed Sullivan Show.
My husband and I arrived somewhat early and as we were walking into this magnificent venue, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I made up a very creative story to convince my husband to come along with me, so we were there inside The Hilbert Circle Theatre admiring its infrastructure and trying to figure out if we were the only ones wearing jeans and where our seats were. We grabbed one of the programs and began to read about The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, which quite honestly I have heard before but never even attempt to listen as we were getting ready to enjoy.
As I read on page 51 of our class book “Music Listening Today” by Charles Hoffer, ‘the concertmaster is the last player to enter before the conductor,’… and he points to the various sections of the orchestra, as they play the long tone to tune their instruments to the standard pitch of A440. Well these random sounds were really loud, and somewhat confusing, who would’ve thought that they could play so beautifully. The concert began with a melodious 10 minute medley featuring wonderful musicians and the conductor Jack Everly, who is an experienced veteran in the symphony arts, as they concluded their introduction the audience rose as one to give it a long standing ovation. And then, Classical Mystery Tour arrived onto the stage wearing suits reminiscent of those tribute band comprised of Jim Owen as John Lennon, Tony Kishman as Paul McCartney, David John as George Harrison and...

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