Guest Artists John Meilleur and John Regan to Perform Elton’s Greatest Hits with HSO
SIMSBURY, June 21, 2012 – With more than 30 albums, six Grammy Awards, four Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award, Sir Elton John’s music is widely considered to be one of the greatest cultural forces of our time. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to this living legend at Rocket Man: The Music of Elton John at the Talcott Mountain Music Festival on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows. Led by guest conductor Bradley Thachuk, this concert will feature Sir Elton’s greatest hits, including Your Song, I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues, Rocket Man, Daniel, Tiny Dancer, and Circle of Life, as performed by vocalist John Meilleur, pianist and vocalist John Regan, bassist Mitch Tyler, drummer Jeff Christmas, and, of course, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
Ticket Information: Subscriptions to the 2012 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 <http://www.hartfordsymphony.org> .
Additional Information: Gates open at 6:00 p.m. for all Talcott Mountain Music Festival concerts. Open to all ticket holders, the HSO Family Activity Tent is open from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; families can enjoy free activities such as music-themed games and crafts, the “Instrument Zoo,” and youth performances. Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Bloomfield will offer an open dance lesson to all ticket-holders starting at 6:30 p.m. at this performance. In the case of severe weather, this concert will be performed the following night (July 14) at the same time.
Rocket Man: The Music of Elton John is sponsored by Classic Hotels of Connecticut. The 2012 Talcott Mountain Music Festival is presented by Hartford Hospital. The 2012 Talcott Mountain Music Festival is sponsored by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving with additional support from Falcetti Music; The Hartford Financial Services Group; Paine’s, Inc.; Town of Simsbury; Bloomfield Public Schools; Chubb; Connecticut Light & Power; HB Group; Seabury/Seabury at Home; Show Lighting; Simscroft Echo/Girard Brothers Corporation; Travelers; UBS Realty Investors; Viking Fuel Oil Company; 2Fly Wines; The Aegis Group; Bank of America; Big Y; Cigna; Dornenburg Group; Federman, Lally & Remis; Fitzgerald’s Foods; Metro Bis; Motley Rice, LLC; Murphy, Laudati, Kiel, Buttler & Rattigan, LLC; The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UCHC; Robert Hensley & Associates; Simsbury Bank; and Tom and Suzy Reich. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-2013 season is sponsored by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra receives major support from the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism.