Columbus Symphony Orchestra Presents The Piano Men: A Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John

Jan 27, 2016

For Immediate Release



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CSO Presents The Piano Men: A Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John


COLUMBUS, GA, January 26, 2016 - The Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to present the Pops concert of the season, The Piano Men: A Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John, on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.  

The 7:30 p.m. concert will feature musical selections and songs that everyone knows, including: “Rocket Man,” “Just The Way You Are,” TV Theme songs from the 70s, and so much more.


CSO Music Director and Conductor George Del Gobbo had this to say: “What better way is there (in all "Honesty") to celebrate Valentine's Day than this concert with the CSO?  So round up that special "Uptown Girl" or "Rocket Man" and get down to the RiverCenter "Just the Way You Are".  Really…"Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" and don't let your relationship be like a "Candle in the Wind".  I don't want to hear any "Sad Songs".  "Can't You Feel the Love Tonight"?”


Award winning special guest artist, Jim Witter, will entertain the audience with his infectious personality, piano skills, and rich powerful voice.  Jim created the musical concept for the show Piano Men, “a musical journey through the 70’s featuring the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John.”


Cameron Bean, CSO’s Executive Director, said, “Multiple Grammy award-winning and number one hits that make you feel good all performed by your Columbus Symphony Orchestra. This concert is going to be a blast!”


The Piano Men: A Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John is presented by 103.7 LiteFM, Boomer95.3, GA-Bama The CW, Marriot, Columbus & The Valley, WLTZ, and Litho-Krome.


Tickets are $5 to $36 and can be purchased at the RiverCenter Box Office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or one hour prior to the performance Student tickets are available for $10. Tickets for children under 12 years of age are $5. For more information call the CSO office at 706.323.5059 or visit us online at


The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, formed in 1855, is the second orchestra founded in the nation and the first founded in Georgia. The CSO, under the direction of George Del Gobbo, has long been considered one of the Southeast’s premier musical ensembles. The CSO’s performance venue at The RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Bill Heard Theatre, seats 2,000 patrons and provides a state-of-the-art visual and acoustic experience. The 2015-16 season includes four classical concerts, two exciting family pops concerts, a Mozart Festival, and educational collaboration, and one Champagne and Dessert concert. For more information about the CSO visit our website at




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