DAYTON, OH (January 30, 2018) – On Friday, February 23, 2018 and Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8 pm in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Patrick Reynolds, will present the fourth concert in the 2017–2018 Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series, Tribute to the Brill Building Songwriters: Sedaka, King, Bacharach and More. Dayton Philharmonic is thrilled to welcome to the stage Dayton favorites Jeans ’n Classics for this nostalgic night of some of the greatest songs of the American Songbook.
The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s SuperPops series floats into February with more of The Great Ones in the world of popular music with a focus 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 Carole King, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Laura Nyro, Paul Anka, Dionne Warwick, Neil Sedaka, Marvin Hamlisch, and Barry Mann blossomed.
Joining the DPO on stage to pay tribute to these great songwriters who dominated the charts in that important era of change is crowd favorite Jeans ’n Classics (JnC). JnC faithfully interprets the music of legendary rock and pop albums and artists with their own special and signature flair. Symphonies far and wide have heralded their lush arrangements of rock and pop classics for rock band and symphony, bringing these two styles together for unforgettable performances across the country and throughout Canada and the world. Jeans ’n Classics founder Peter Brennan takes the stage on guitar, alongside the cream of the crop of JnC musicians including Jeff Christmas on drums, Darryl Stacey on bass, and John Regan on piano. Bringing the voices of the iconic singers and songwriters to the stage will be the outstanding JnC vocalists, featuring David Blamires, Rique Franks, Stephanie Martin, Kathryn Rose and Johnny Rutledge.
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); and “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!
Tickets for The Brill Building Songwriters range from $29 to $79 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at www.daytonperformingarts.org. Senior, teacher and student discounts are available at the box office. For more information or to order subscriptions, including flexible subscription types that include performances by Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet, visit www.daytonperformingarts.org.