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Hope Rises 2019

The Hope Rises Concert – An Evening with Chris Pinnella

Hope Rises 2019

Main Stage, $50 – $100
Black Box Theater (Reception)
and Main Stage (Concert)

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About the Show

The HOPE Center and HOPE Sheds Light are proud to present Nationally Acclaimed vocalist Chris Pinnella (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) as he premieres ‘Illuminate.’ Join Pinnella for an evening featuring powerhouse vocals, a 15 Piece Orchestra, and stunning original arrangements by Pinnella and Broadway composer / music director Justin Hornback (Hello Dolly, The Band’s Visit, School of Rock & More).

Songs in the set will vary, featuring the orchestra cranking on all cylinders, with the high energy, jazz/funk inspired, ‘Machine’ to Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’ & the Rolling Stones classic, ‘No Expectations’. While others, like Pinnella’s stripped down version of Springsteen’s ‘If I Should Fall Behind’ begins a-cappella, in four part harmony and features each of his 3 supremely talented back-up singers in all their vocal glory. His arrangement of Billy Joel’s ‘And So It Goes’ just utilizing string quartet and voice is hauntingly sublime and the singer’s interpretation of the Leonard Cohen classic ‘Hallelujah’ brings the audience to their feet. Expect to hear songs by The Beatles, Elton John, Coldplay, & more in a way you’ve never heard before.

Ticketmaster writes, “Pinnella has been compared to vocal superstars Josh Groban and Michael Buble, but there is no doubt about the fact that Pinnella has a style that is completely his own. His strikingly rich baritone and stage charisma is unmatched.” Grab your tickets for an unbelievable evening of music.

About the Presenters

The HOPE Center and HOPE Sheds Light, two non-profits based in Ocean County, are joining forces to meet the critical needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. All proceeds will benefit those served through HOPE Sheds Light, whose mission is to raise awareness and educate individuals, families and the community about the impact of addiction, and The HOPE Center, whose mission is to serve individuals and families in crisis providing for their basic human needs.

Outside Presenter.

6:30pm, Black Box Theater
VIP Reception/Meet & Greet & Concert: $100

8:00pm, Main Stage
Orchestra & Mezzanine (concert only): $50

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Piano Man Limited

Robert Eric’s Piano Man – A Tribute to Billy Joel – Benefit Concert

Piano Man Limited

OCC Foundation

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6:30pm, Black Box
VIP Reception & Concert
(includes wine, beer, and light fare): $100

8:00pm, Main Stage
Concert Only: $45

About the Show

Known as “Philly’s Piano Man,” Robert Eric began his career with the group “Big Shot,” Billy Joel’s back-up band. He has also toured with “Rocksplosion” as Billy Joel and has opened for the man himself twice at the Wachovia Center, with Billy asking for and receiving a big round of applause from the crowd in honor of the warm-up tribute act. This guy looks, sounds, talks, acts, and plays just like him!

The Ocean County College Foundation and The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts are partnering to host a benefit concert to support the students of OCC. For one night only enjoy an evening of incredible music and food as you support the mission of the OCC Foundation. Despite the College’s best efforts to contain costs and maintain an affordable education, many students still have a tremendous need for financial assistance. Scholarships make the difference. Your support of this event can turn the dream of a college education into a reality for many Ocean County students! For more information on scholarships, please visit go.ocean.edu/scholarships.

Media Sponsor – 92.7 WOBM

Just the Way Your Are Sponsors
Causeway Family of Dealerships
Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation

Tell Her About It Sponsors
Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sack
Novins, York & Jacobus
Freeholder Ginny Haines

Uptown Girl Sponsors
Brouwer, Hansen & Izdebski Insurance Associates
Elaine and Robert Fall
Hecht Family Foundation
New Jersey Natural Gas
The Buckelew Family Foundation
The Office Restaurant and Lounge
Councilman Brian S. Kubiel & Dr. Teri Kubiel
Vision Financial Services
Kiwanis Club of Toms River Daybreak

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