A bluegrass reimagining of the classic rock opera
Forty-five years after its original release, The Who’s Tommy has been reimagined as a bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri’s The HillBenders. The HillBenders Present…The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry will be performed on Friday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall, Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York.
This Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying respect to its creators. Originally composed by guitarist Pete Townshend as a rock opera, the original album sold 20 million copies and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for “historical, artistic and significant value.” With a perfect mix of virtuoso musicianship and rock star vocals, the HillBenders bring Pete Townshend’s original vision to life in a new and exciting way. It’s amazing to hear banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass and guitar bring the same energy and vision to Tommy as The Who did with a full rock band and orchestra.
AUPAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $45/$40, with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. Information is available at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.
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