October 31, 2014

Close to You: The music of the Carpenters comes to Lancaster

LANCASTER- Fans of the musical group The Carpenters will be in for a special treat this November. Musical group Close to You will be performing its show dedicated to The Carpenters called “Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters.”

There will be two shows held at the Lancaster Opera House Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2. This is the first time that Close to You will be performing at the opera house and the performances will be its New York debut.

Bandleader Lisa Rock expressed her excitement about being able to bring her musical group’s passion for The Carpenters to the Western New York area.

“I have always loved the music of The Carpenters,” Rock said. “I wrote a show about them years ago, but I wanted to make the show more accessible to the audience. I think that this new show will be a great time for the audience and a great way to keep the amazing music alive.”

Rock and her fellow band mates have been performing together for the past five years. Close to You is a seven piece band with live instruments. Rock is the bandleader and her fellow performers include Amy Malous, Micky York, Justin Boller, David Orlicz, Eric Engelson and Ken McMullen. They have recently released an album together that features some of the greatest hits of The Carpenters. The album is available online at the group’s website and it will also be available for purchase at the opera house.

The show will feature a variety of Carpenter songs, including some of their greatest hits. Some of the songs include Superstar,... Read the rest of this article in News


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