Friday, 26 October 2012 00:00
Only rarely does the music world produce someone whose music lives through the years. The legacy of Johnny Maestro has done just that. Whether you were around in the ‘50s when Johnny and the Crests recorded “Sixteen Candles” or not, this particular song has remained an anthem for generations of teens reaching that special milestone. Maestro’s work with The Brooklyn Bridge has also added much to the history of Rock and Roll, and his Long Island connection brings his international fame right to our doorstep.
On Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. Maestro Louis Panacciulli and The Nassau Pops will present the Ninth Annual Gala Benefit for United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County (ucpn) with a tribute to Johnny Maestro. The orchestra will feature Tommy Sullivan and original members of The Brooklyn Bridge as they recreate many of their most loved songs on the Tilles Center stage in Brookville on the C. W. Post Campus.
As in the past, The Nassau Pops will donate all ticket sales to ucpn, which was founded in 1948 and operates a comprehensive Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Roosevelt that has earned international recognition for innovative and high quality programs. The center is a total therapeutic community that meets the needs of individuals from birth through their senior years.
Creation, ucpn’s popular singing group, will also take center stage for several numbers that will surely bring the house down.
The title sponsor of this year’s concert is NEFCU, a leading credit union that has been serving Long Island’s banking needs for nearly 75 years. NEFCU is very closely aligned with The Nassau Pops in their mission to enrich the communities and lives of the neighbors they serve, and it is with their support that the orchestra is able to donate every ticket dollar to this worthy cause.
Attend and enjoy a dose of nostalgia and the good feeling that you are helping a wonderful cause by purchasing your $30 (general admission) ticket from the Tilles box office at (516) 299-3100 for this concert on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.