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The Brill Building Songwriters

February 2018


   8:00 pm Friday, February 23, 2018    
   8:00 pm Saturday, February 24, 2018

JEANS ’N CLASSICS rock ensemble, featuring David Blamires (vocals), Peter Brennan (guitars), Jeff Christmas (drums), Rique Franks (vocals), Stephanie Martin (vocals), John Regan (piano), Kathryn Rose (vocals), Johnny Rutledge (vocals), Darryl Stacey (bass)

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s SuperPops series floats into February with still more of The Great Ones in the world of popular music; this performance focuses on songs from the decade 1965–1975. 

In Manhattan, near the intersection of Broadway and W. 49th, sits the Brill Building. A conglomeration of offices within this building belonged to companies in the music industry. And it was within these music businesses that singer-songwriters including Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Laura Nyro, Paul Anka, Dionne Warwick, Neil Sedaka, Carole King, Marvin Hamlisch, and Barry Mann blossomed. This evening’s concert features some of the most well-known and pivotal songs from the late 1960s and early 1970s, including:

"Kicks" (Paul Revere and the Raiders)
"Promises, Promises" (Dionne Warwick)
"Laughter in the Rain" (Neil Sedaka)
"Jazzman" (Carole King)
"One Less Bell To Answer" (The 5th Dimension/Marilyn McCoo)
"We Gotta Get Out of This Place" (The Animals)
"Be My Baby" (The Ronettes)
"And When I Die" (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
"The Look of Love" (Dusty Springfield)
"I Feel the Earth Move" (Carole King)
"Love Will Keep Us Together" (The Captain & Tennille)
"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" (Neil Sedaka)
"Solitary Man" (Neil Diamond)
"Nobody Does It Better" (Carly Simon)
"Wedding Bell Blues" (The 5th Dimension/Marilyn McCoo)
"It's Too Late" (Carole King)
"Piece of My Heart" (Janis Joplin/Big Brother and the Holding Company)
"The Way We Were" (Barbra Streisand)
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (The Righteous Brothers)

It’s an evening filled with music that you would have listened to on your radio while driving, sitting on your porch, or just lying back in your beanbag chair.

“Never be ashamed to write a melody that people remember.” (Burt Bacharach) . . . This evening will be filled with melodies that have inhabited your memory for years. Have a seat, close your eyes, and remember!

Series sponsored by Kettering Health Network

DP&L Foundation DPAA Innovation Partner – Powering Innovation in the Performing Arts
Bob Ross Auto Group Official Automobile Dealership of the DPO
DataYard Official Data Provider of the DPO
Marriott University of Dayton Official Hotel of the DPO
One Call Now DPAA Communications Partner  

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