Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Rocks to the Music of Elton John & Billy Joel
(Wheeling, WV) Wheeling Symphony Orchestra (WSO) announces the next concert of the 2017-2018 season, Back to Back: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel, conducted by Music Director André Raphel, featuring guest artist Jeans ‘n Classics. The performance will be held Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm at the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling, WV.
Our 88th season celebrates the piano’s 88 keys with the music of two contemporary piano legends, Elton John & Billy Joel. Returning guest artist, Jeans ‘n Classics will sing us the songs of the piano men, including the hits Movin’ Out, Always a Woman, Philadelphia Freedom, Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Circle of Life, and Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.
Jeans ‘n Classics have previously performed with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra for a number of Pops concerts, including the Music of the Eagles, the Music of Michael Jackson, One Vision: the Music of Queen, and the Music of Abba. Formed over 20 years ago by Peter Brennan, Jeans ’n Classics’ approach to combining world class rock musicians and symphonies has been a game changer for orchestras in their quest to attract new and more expansive audiences. They are a group of musicians who understand orchestra culture and are committed to help in the building of younger, loyal audiences for symphony orchestras across North America.
“The Back to Back program with Jeans ‘n Classics features great tunes that have become part of the soundtrack of our lives,” says Music Director Andre Raphel. “The songs of Elton John and Billy Joel are timeless. From songs like Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me to Piano Man, it’s music that brings back memories.”
Prior to the concert, patrons can purchase a pre-show, prix fixe dinner in the Capitol Theatre Ballroom starting at 6:00 pm. Immediately following the performance, attendees can attend a free post-show reception with Maestro Raphel and other members of the symphony orchestra.
Tickets to Back to Back: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel start at $18.50 and can be purchased online at wheelingsymphony.com, by phone at (304) 232-6191, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person at the Box Office, located at 1025 Main Street, Suite 811, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Pre-show dinner tickets cost $25 per person including tax and gratuity. For dinner reservations, call 304-232-6191 or email email@example.com.
Patrons 18 or younger can get tickets for $7.50. Additional discounts are available for college students and groups of 10 or more. More information is available at wheelingsymphony.com.
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For 88 seasons, the Wheeling Symphony has served “community residents by providing excellent orchestral programs that entertain, educate and enhance the quality of life.” We are excited to continue this tradition and continue performing for the Ohio Valley community to showcase that MUSIC IS THE KEY.
The arts and music are very much a vital and necessary cornerstone to our region and we, at the symphony, know how important our work is. That’s why the 2017-2018 season features programs that will engage and galvanize audiences from Broadway smashes and Classic Rock trendsetters to Classical favorites and West Virginia premieres.