Monday, February 27

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra: Getting Rocky Mountain High with John Denver?

ISO Performs Rocky Mountain High: A Tribute to John Denver
*** Press Release ***
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra welcomes guest conductor Richard Kaufman and noted John Denver interpreter Jim Curry, performing the hits by the legendary folk and pop artist in a program titled Rocky Mountain High: A Tribute to John Denver Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, at the Hilbert Circle Theatre and Sunday, March 11, at The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.

This program showcasing John Denver’s hits from the late 1960s and '70s includes many timeless favorites such as “Rocky Mountain High,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “Annie’s Song,” “Wild Montana Skies” and “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” among others.

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Tickets: Hilbert Circle Theatre: Friday-11 a.m., $26-$48; Friday and Saturday-7:30 p.m., $20-$76; The Palladium concerts: Sunday-7:30 p.m., $30-$85/adults, $20/students.
Tickets and information: Friday and Saturday shows-Hilbert Circle Theatre Box Office at (317) 639-4300,; Sunday show-Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at (317) 843-3800,

Artist Biographies
Richard Kaufman has devoted much of his career to conducting in concert halls and recordings and supervising music for films and television productions. Currently he serves as Principal Pops Conductor for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with John Denver, The Carpenters, Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, Neil Diamond, Chris Botti, The Pointer Sisters, Ray Charles and the Beach Boys, among others.

Jim Curry has performed his full-length John Denver tribute concerts to sold-out audiences in Las Vegas at the Silverton Hotel and Casino. With a natural singing voice that closely resembles that of the legendary pop artist, Curry launched his unique career following Denver’s death when CBS Television produced a made-for-TV movie, Take Me Home, The John Denver Story, in which Jim performed an off-camera role of singing the popular songs as the voice of John Denver.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, and follow her on Twitter @GottaGo and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in M magazine and the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

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