The Savannah Philharmonic is slated to present a concert featuring the music of Billy Joel and Elton John with the Piano Men at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at the Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. in downtown Savannah.
The Savannah Philharmonic will be joined by the rousing quartet, Piano Men, to perform the hip-swinging, toe-tapping favorites of Billy Joel and Elton John. This concert will feature non-stop action from a golden age of music, sure to entertain audiences of all kinds.
Piano Men includes members Joe Boucher, Christopher Eastburn, Gary Backstrom and Steve Hodgkin. The quartet has performed many sold-out concerts across the U.S., including engagements with the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, the Jackson Symphony, Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, and others. The group has received numerous accolades for their performances from other musicians, including previous Billy Joel Band drummer Liberty DeVitto.
“’Piano Men’ is a super high-octane show featuring Joe Boucher and his fabulous band, who do the best covers of the music of both Billy Joel and Elton John,” Philharmonic Conductor and Artistic Director Peter Shannon said. “Boucher is a brilliant pianist and singer and his band features bass guitarist Chris Eastburn, who had composed charts for the whole orchestra to back up this fabulous act! The full orchestra and rock band on stage with the music of these giants?! This will be one of the most fun concerts we have done in a long time!”
Tickets to this concert cost $15-$80 each and can be purchased by visiting www.savannahboxoffice.com. Students with a valid student ID card may take advantage of a 50 percent discount off any Tier 4, 5, or 6 seat, subject to availability. Tickets can be purchased at the Savannah Box Office or at each event. For more information about the Savannah Philharmonic or this concert, please visit www.savannahphilharmonic.org.