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The Book of Paul

Sir Paul McCartney is no stranger to the world of classical music. The Beatles were among the first rock tinkerers to introduce elements and motifs from classical compositions into their work. At the dawn of the ‘90s, McCartney began releasing bonafide classical suites like Liverpool Oratorio and Standing Stone, and eventually began reworking his pop hits into a classical context on 1999’s Working Classical, which included versions of “My Love” and “Maybe I’m Amazed.”

Luckily for lovers of classical music and McCartney, the Phoenix Symphony will pick up where the renowned pop star left off when they present the two-night event Live and Let Die: The Music of Paul McCartney this weekend. McCartney tribute artist Tony Kishman joins with the symphony in performing songs penned by the pop star during his time with The Beatles and Wings, as well as solo hits like “Coming Up” and “Wanderlust.”

Sat., June 11, 8 p.m.; Sun., June 12, 8 p.m., 2011


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