‘Piano Men’ features music of Elton John, Billy Joel
“The Piano Men,” part of the 2012-13 Sondheim Artist Series, will take its audience on a musical journey through the 1970s, featuring the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John, at 7:30 p.m. today at Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts.
Dove Award nominee and Canadian Juno Award nominee Jim Witter and his band lead an expertly crafted tour of the entire decade beginning with “Your Song” and winding along on a musical time machine, saluting two of the century’s most popular contemporary songwriters.
Using multi-media, the audience returns to the newspaper headlines, the automobiles, the people, the events, the toys and even the TV shows that shaped a decade. Along the way, the sounds of “My Life,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Rocket Man,” “Just the Way You Are” and many more classic hits create an evening that’s just too much fun to miss.
With Witter on the grand piano and his sizzling musicians on keyboards, guitar, bass, flute, sax and drums, the music is not an attempt to “recreate” or “mimic” the evening’s long list of familiar hits. Instead, Witter unleashes his golden tenor on hit after hit to recreate a fully formed mental and emotional return visit to specific landmarks in a pop culture timeline.
Ticket prices range from $12 to $22 and are available at the Ticket Office, 472-2787.