Friday, March 24, 2017
6:30–7:30 p.m.


Adelphi University
Performing Arts Center
Rooms 215/216

The Hillbenders: The Who’s Tommy: Exclusive Alumni Reception


Join fellow alumni and friends for an exclusive reception before The Hillbender’s: The Who’s Tommy performance on Friday, March 24, 2017. 

$30 includes ticket to show and pre-reception.

Tickets are not transferable or refundable, sorry.


About the Show:

Forty-five years after its original release, the Who’s Tommy has been reimagined as a bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri’s The Hillbenders.  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.


For more information or to RSVP, please contact:

Office of Alumni Relations
Nexus Building, 2nd Floor
p – 516.877.3470
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