Neil Sedaka Performs With N.C. Symphony
Rock 'n' roll great Neil Sedaka will perform a weekend of concerts with the North Carolina Symphony in Meymandi Concert Hall at downtown Raleigh's Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23. The concerts begin at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.
Sedaka, a classically trained singer and songwriter, is one of the most enduring names in the history of rock 'n' roll. He has written, performed, produced and inspired countless songs for over 50 years.
Sedaka entered The Juilliard School at age 8 and by age 16, Arthur Rubenstein had named him one of the best New York high school pianists.
In high school, however, Sedaka formed a doo-wop group called The Tokens and recorded two singles that became regional hits. Along with his friend, Howard Greenfield, Sedaka created one of the most prolific songwriting partnerships of the last half century, with 25 million records sold between 1959 and 1963.
Sedaka's program will be announced from the stage, but is sure to include some of those greatest hits.
For tickets or more information, visit the Symphony website at www.ncsymphony.org or call the box office at (919) 733-2750, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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