- Piano Men: The Music of Billy Joel, Elton John & Stevie Wonder
- Thursday, April 11 2013 - Sunday, April 14 2013
- Southern Theatre - Columbus
- Community Events
April 11 – 14, 2013
Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday – Saturday 8:00 p.m., Sunday 3:00 p.m.
- Columbus Jazz Orchestra
- Artistic Director, Byron Stripling
- Guest Artists: Chester Gregory, Dave Powers
You’ll all be in the mood for a melody when the CJO pays tribute to your favorite keyboard legends!
The powerful vocals of Chester Gregory and keyboard wizardry of Dave Powers join the CJO on timeless classics like “Piano Man,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Your Song,” “Rocket Man,” “Sir Duke,” “Isn’t She Lovely,” and many more!
JAZZ ACADEMY WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY: Saturday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. featuring Dave Powers
Join us for a new workshop series titled “Offstage at the Jazz Academy” hosted by Byron Stripling. Join Byron for a casual and engaging conversation with the wonderful guest artists of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. “Offstage at the Jazz Academy” provides participants a behind-the-scenes glimpse from the artist perspective on performing with the CJO – adding new perspective to being an audience member. Registration is free for CJO subscribers. Pre-registration is required and available by clicking here.
- Southern Theatre - Website
- 21 E. Main Street
A Piece of Columbus History
The oldest surviving theatre in central Ohio and one of the oldest in the state, the Southern Theatre opened in 1896 as part of a performance space and hotel complex on the corner of High and Main Streets. The Southern was designed for theatrical touring productions and later accommodated silent films, vaudeville, first- and second-run motion pictures, dance, country music reviews, and community events.
Over its stage life, the Southern hosted performing celebrities, including singer Lillian Russell, actors Ethel and Lionel Barrymore, Maude Adams, Sarah Bernhardt, dancers Anna Pavlova and Isadora Duncan, John Philip Sousa, Al Jolson, George M. Cohan, Mae West, and W.C. Fields. Closed in 1979, the theatre was gifted to CAPA in 1986.
A New Era
In 1998, following an intensive, 14-month CAPA-led restoration, the 925-seat jewel-box Southern Theatre reopened as a beautiful, accessible, and lively link to our community's past and its bright future.
In addition to CAPA concerts and performances, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Chamber Music Columbus, and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra all call the Southern Theatre stage home.
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