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Todd Rundgren and the Chicago Sinfonietta at the Chicago House of Blues
93XRT Presents Todd Rundgren and the Chicago Sinfonietta, A Night of Harmony II on Saturday, September 8
By: Spirit of Harmony Foundation
Orchestral arrangements of music spanning Rundgren's 50-year career will include hits, rarities, fan favorites, and some surprises. Rich Daniels of City Lights Orchestra will be conducting. In addition to the Sinfonietta, Rundgren will be performing with his touring band, featuring Jesse Gress (Tony Levin Band, Mahavishnu Project), Kasim Sulton (Utopia, Meatloaf, Joan Jett, Blue Oyster Cult), Prairie Prince (The Tubes, Jefferson Starship), and Greg Hawkes (The Cars).
Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster.
Todd Rundgren is a musician, songwriter, record producer, whose musical career began at the age of 17 in the Philadelphia area. In 50 years as a bellweather of the music industry, Rundgren has produced an abundant and diverse range of recordings, as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia and various collaborations including Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), he has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. Rundgren has performed with numerous orchestras here and abroad, most notably the acclaimed Metropole Orchestra in Amsterdam.
Chicago Sinfonietta has been called "the city's hippest orchestra" by the Chicago Tribune, and is our nation's most diverse orchestra. Now in its 31st year, the Sinfonietta presents innovative concerts that defy the definition of symphonic music. Through its educational and outreach programs, Chicago Sinfonietta provides thousands of children and adults with the opportunity to learn about and experience classical music. For many, these programs provide their only exposure to the rich cultural traditions embodied by the music, with programming designed to steward the next generation of diverse musicians, conductors, administrators, and patrons of classical music -- from their formative years in elementary school to the beginning of their professional careers throughout the country.
Rich Daniels has been making music professionally and appearing across the country at private events and concerts since 1974. He is the musical director of The City Lights Orchestra in Chicago. Over the years Daniels and the orchestra have appeared with some of the greatest names in show business, including Ray Charles, Garth Brooks, Mel Torme, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Dennis DeYoung, Diane Schuur, Dihann Carroll, The Four Topps, Smokey Robinson, The Manhattan Transfer, Frankie Laine, David Foster, and more.
This Benefit Concert is made possible through the generous support of Live Nation, Alchemedia Productions, Rich Daniels, the Chicago Federation of Musicians, and 93XRT.
Please visit http://www.spiritofharmony.org/