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July 9, 2019
Mike Eldred offers an evening of some of the most familiar and beautifully simple melodies and lyrics ever written. John Denver's songs have stayed with us for decades and remind us of our responsibility to each other and to our land. Eldred’s interpretations of these classic songs, rendered in his soaring tenor voice, provide a moving, nostalgic, and quintessentially musical evening. It is an homage, not an impersonation. This concert debuted to critical acclaim with the Nashville Symphony in November 2011.
Mike Eldred is one of North America’s most in-demand and beloved tenors, thrilling audiences in concert halls, on Broadway, and on recordings, radio and television. He appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables as “Jean Valjean”, and in the original cast of the Tony-nominated The Civil War. He performed in the 25th anniversary tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, and starred as “The Tenor” in the 2010 national concert tour of Handel’s Messiah Rocks. His starring role as “Tony” in the Nashville Symphony’s production of West Side Story has earned international praise as “arguably the best ‘Tony’ on record”. The cast recording featuring Eldred was released on NAXOS International.
"Somewhere up in Heaven, John Denver is smiling every time he hears Mike Eldred sing one of his songs."
-Maestro Albert-George Schram, Former Resident Conductor, Nashville Symphony
Tuesday, July 9 at 7:30pm