Michael Cavanaugh returning to LB Arena for Elton John tribute
March 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · Culture
“Your Song,” “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fightin’,” and “Bennie and the Jets” are just a few of the classic Elton John songs scheduled to be performed by guest artist Michael Cavanaugh when he joins the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra (LBSO) POPS! for Michael Cavanaugh in Concert: The Songs of Elton John and More on Saturday, March 24, at The Long Beach Arena.
The concert will feature Principal POPS! Conductor Steven Reineke alongside guest artist Cavanaugh, who performed with the Orchestra POPS! in The Music of Billy Joel and More.
Cavanaugh will perform hits by Elton John, Chicago, Paul McCartney, The Eagles, and more, featuring the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra.
This will be Reineke’s final concert with the LBSO as principal POPS! conductor.
“Our audiences have been fortunate to have enjoyed the remarkable conducting and programming of Steven Reineke for three seasons,” says LBSO Executive Director Robert C. Jones, “but it is now time to wish him well as he focuses his attention on his impressive, and growing, major East Coast orchestra relationships. He has a standing invitation to return as a guest conductor in future seasons. In Steven’s short tenure, he has set a new standard for your Orchestra POPS! for which we thank him and wish him the very best.”
Michael Cavanaugh in Concert: The Songs of Elton John and More will begin at 8pm at the Long Beach Arena, 300 East Ocean Blvd. Doors open at 6:30pm for picnicking. Tickets start at only $21. Student rush tickets are available for $10 with valid I.D.
Audience members are welcome to bring their own food and beverages with them to enjoy during the concert, or purchase them at the Arena. Audiences may enjoy the concert from one of 300 cabaret tables on the Arena floor, or from the theater-style seats in the loge or balcony. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (562) 436-3203, or visit LBSO.org.