You've Got a Friend: The Music of Carole King and James Taylor

"You’ve Got a Friend" is a genuinely moving, nostalgic concert performance highlighting the music and legacy of Carole King and James Taylor. Two long-time friends and collaborators - hit songwriter Kirsti Manna and national recording artist Jonathan Birchfield - capture the essence of friendship through music with their dynamic performances. The duo will be backed by the Western New York Chamber Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Mariano Longo.

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Presented by Rockefeller Arts Center

Season Sponsor: Lake Shore Savings
Series Sponsor: DFT Communications
Event Sponsor: Radio Stations WDOE and 96 Kix

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:30pm

King Concert Hall (Rockefeller Arts Center)
Rockefeller Arts Center, Fredonia, NY 14063

Event Type

Music, Arts




Open to Public, Faculty/Staff, Alumni


School of Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), Division of Academic Affairs (AA)

Rockefeller Arts Center - Season Events

Pops Series, All Rockefeller Arts Center Season Events


pops, James Taylor, Carole King, Western New York Chamber Orchestra



Tickets starting at $22.00. Call 716-673-3501 or use the link above.



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Fonda Sanford Kawski

Fonda Sanford Kawski left a negative review 9/21/2017

The hall was miserably hot, humid and smelled like food! Many other patrons around us kept asking for the air conditioning to be turned on, ushers talked to hall management to no avail. We were assured it would come on @ some pre-determined time, we sat sweltering and fanning ourselves with the program from 6:45 pm until after 9:00 pm and it never seemed to be operational until the last 20 minutes of the concert. Very disappointing after paying $70.00 dollars for 2 tickets. The loud drumming from 3 drummers overwhelmed the vocalists and the orchestrations were so overdone that most of the time the voices we merely a garble of sound. Both vocalists had weak voices and the male vocalist was so off-pitch on the 'You've Got A Friend' song it was unpleasant to endure. Very disappointing, I do ever plan to return to King Concert Hall again!!

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