SIMSBURY, July 8, 2014 – The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will continue the Talcott Mountain Music Festival with The Music of The Who on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows. Led by Guest Conductor and arranger Brent Havens and featuring lead vocalist Brody Dolyniuk, the HSO will play a program of The Who’s biggest hits, including Baba O’Riley, Behind Blue Eyes, Pinball Wizard, You Better You Bet, Love Reign O’er Me, Who Are You, We’re Not Gonna Take It, See Me Feel Me, My Generation, I Can See For Miles and more.
Brody Dolyniuk, renowned for his vocal impersonations, has been reshaping the casino entertainment scene by bringing a rock concert atmosphere to showrooms previously reserved for Top-40-style lounge acts. Along the way, Brody has made numerous radio and TV appearances, and earned a spot in the finals of two national singing competitions, and even self-produced several large rock production-style shows utilizing multimedia, lasers, comedy and special effects. In 2007, Brody lent his vocal talents by singing several tracks on the mega-hit video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and has already done several more for the new Konami game Rock Revolution.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio; Berklee-trained arranger/conductor Brent Havens has written music for orchestras, feature films and virtually every kind of television. His TV work includes movies for networks such as ABC, CBS and ABC Family Channel Network, commercials, sports music for networks such as ESPN and even cartoons. He has worked with some of the world’s greatest orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic in London, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony, the San Diego Symphony and countless others.
HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TALCOTT MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL:
The Music of The Who
with Brody Dolyniuk, guest vocalist; Brent Havens, conductor
Friday, July 18, 2014 ? 7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows
Program: The Who’s biggest hits, including Baba O’Riley, Substitute, I Can See For Miles, Going Mobile, Squeeze Box, Behind Blue Eyes, The Real Me, Join Together, Tommy, Pinball Wizard, You Better You Bet, Love Reign O’er Me, Who Are You, We’re Not Gonna Take It, See Me Feel Me, My Generation, Won’t Get Fooled Again
Ticket Information: Subscriptions to the 2014 Talcott Mountain Music Festival range in price from $100-$1420; single tickets range in price from $20-$45; and lawn tickets for kids 12 and under are $5. Discounts are available for tickets purchased in advance. For more ticketing information, please contact HSO ticket services at (860) 244-2999 or visit www.hartfordsymphony.org.
Additional Information: Gates open at 6:00 p.m. for all Talcott Mountain Music Festival concerts. The HSO Education tent is open to all ticket holders from 6:00p.m.-7:15p.m.; families can enjoy free activities such as music-themed games and crafts, the “Instrument Zoo,” and youth performances. In the case of severe weather, this concert will be performed the following night (July 19) at the same time.
The 2014 Talcott Mountain Music Festival is sponsored by St. Francis Care and The Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Broadway Rocks! is sponsored by Hartford HealthCare. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong: A Musical Tribute is sponsored by Classic Hotels of Connecticut. The 2014 Talcott Mountain Music Festival receives Festival Patron support from Falcetti Music, Paine’s Recycling and Rubbish Removal, Seabury, and UBS Realty Investors, LLC; Festival Benefactor support from Cigna, Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc., Forethought Life Insurance Company, Simscroft-Echo Farms/Girard Brothers Corporation, The Hartford, Travelers, Viking Fuel Oil Company; and Festival Friend support from Big Y, CL&P, Dornenburg Kallenbach Advertising, Ethel Walker School, Federman Lally & Remis, LLC, Fitzgerald’s Foods, JP Morgan Chase, Metro Bis, Motley Rice, LLC, Murphy, Laudati, Kiel, Buttler & Rattigan, LLC, Robert Hensley & Associates, LLC, Robinson & Cole, Simsbury Bank, Spotwine, Tom & Suzy Reich. The Education Tent Sponsor is Renbrook School. The Fireworks Sponsor is The Master’s School. Generous support for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is provided by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.