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Symphony staging unforgettable night of live music

2022-06-21 TSO concert
The Timmins Symphony Orchestra is staging Back-to-Back the Music of Billy Joel and Elton John in partnership with Jeans 'N Classics this Saturday, June 25.

Get your uptown girls (and guys) together for an unforgettable night of live music.

The Timmins Symphony Orchestra featuring Jeans 'N Classics are staging Back to Back - The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John. It's happening June 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Ecole secondaire catholique Theriault.

The setlist includes classics like Moving Out, Piano Man, Big Shot, Rocketman, Tiny Dancer and Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me

The spectacle has been two years in the making.

It was originally slated to be on stage in April 2020 and was cancelled because of the pandemic. 

Conductor Josh Wood is happy to finally bring the show to fruition for a local audience. 

For the show, Jeans 'N Classics will be performing classic songs from the legendary performers.

“Their MO is that they want to expand symphonic audiences by collaborating with orchestras and performing some of the most famous pop and rock music of all time,” said Wood.

The musicians in the group, he said, are outstanding performers.

“And they also have written these really great big, lush orchestral charts that the orchestra will play along with them. It’s basically a rock and pop show backed up with orchestra. In talking to them they wouldn’t want me to say backed up, they say the orchestra is an equal partner in the presentation. It’s a really neat overall experience,” Wood explained.

With a lot of excitement in the community leading up to the 2020 show, Wood wanted to make sure the show happened.

“From my perspective as a musician, I know how difficult it’s been for musicians over the last couple of years and I really wanted to honour our commitment to them,” he said.

Newmont Porcupine has also been an important community partner.

"They jumped in with a hefty title partnership and that’s helped us to be able to keep the ticket prices down, helped us to be able to actually bring the group in,” said Wood.

Tickets for the show are $40 and available at the Timmins Museum: NEC or at the door if they're still available.