Conductors got their name by both guiding orchestras and wielding copper batons that deflect lightning away from the brass section. Behold an electrifying performance with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see Hershey Symphony presents Piano Men: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel
- When: Saturday, August 16, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Hershey Theatre
- Door time: 7:00 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
- $20 for the balcony (up to $34.15 value)
- $30 for the orchestra (up to $44.35 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
Piano Men: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel
- You might think: a symphony concert of Elton John and Billy Joel classics would be pretty mellow
- But Hershey Symphony executive director Paul Metzger says: “These are not elevator-music arrangements of soft rock hits; this is a rock concert featuring a grand piano and a very electric band in front of the full orchestra.”
- That very electric band: a four-piece led by New England singer/pianist Joe Boucher, who inhabits the roles of both Billy and Sir Elton so deftly that he frequently has to check his birth certificate for identity reassurance
- The acoustic, yet still electrifying backup: the 60-piece Hershey Symphony, with Paul Metzger on drums
- What to expect: “Movin’ Out,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” and other hits from the past four decades
Hershey Symphony Orchestra
In 1969 a small group of musicians formed a chamber orchestra at the Hershey Medical Center to help cure the cultural deficiencies sweeping through Central Pennsylvania. Composed of more than 80 virtuoso volunteers today, the HSO keeps its calendar packed with events that enliven the community and nurture future musicmakers. In Masterworks and Pops programs—which encompass everything from classical to romantic, baroque to contemporary, symphonic to Broadway, and big band to Billy Joel—the accomplished orchestra shows how it got to Carnegie Hall with its mass of talent, impeccable range, and endless rendition of “Wheels on the Bus.”