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Orlando Philharmonic & Michael Cavanaugh perform Elton John Tribute Concert

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After his sold-out shows in 2012, “The New Voice of the American Rock n’ Roll Songbook” (Billboard Magazine) returns to Orlando in a concert highlighting music from singer-songwriters of the 1970s.

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(December 11, 2013, Orlando, FL) – On Saturday, January 11, the Orlando Philharmonic will present “Michael Cavanaugh in Concert: The Songs of Elton John & More” at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre (401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando). Conducted by Andrew Lane, the show will feature Tony- and Grammy- award nominee Michael Cavanaugh, “The new voice of the American rock n’ roll songbook” (Billboard Magazine), and his band, backed by the orchestra. The program includes Elton John hits like “Pinball Wizard,” “Candle in the Wind” and “Crocodile Rock” and songs from other singer-songwriters of the 1970s. Tickets are $18-$70, available at 407-770-0071 or OrlandoPhil.org. The orchestra’s Super Series is sponsored by Darden Restaurants Foundation and this concert is sponsored by Siemens.

Cavanaugh got his start in Orlando at a piano bar called Blazing Pianos, where he had his first full-time gig as a musician. A charismatic performer, musician and actor, he was made famous for his piano/lead vocals in the Broadway Musical Movin’ Out, a role for which he was handpicked by Billy Joel, and earned both Grammy and Tony award nominations in 2003. Since the show closed in 2005, Cavanaugh began touring in his own right, appearing with orchestras across the country in tributes to Billy Joel, Elton John, Paul Simon, Neil Diamond and James Taylor. Michael Cavanaugh appeared with the Orlando Philharmonic in 2012 for two sold-out performances of “The Music of Billy Joel & More.”

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Now entering its 21st season, the Orlando Philharmonic is Central Florida’s resident professional orchestra, comprised of accomplished musicians recruited from around the world. With more than 125 performances each year, the orchestra provides captivating musical experiences to people of all ages, provides enriching education programs for students and adults, and helps build a rich, sustainable future for symphonic music in the Central Florida community. Learn more at www.orlandophil.org.

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