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February 21, 2024

SVSU to bring musical director/keyboardist for Billy Joel to campus

David Rosenthal: Stories from the Road, Tuesday, Feb. 13

David Rosenthal Stories from the Road

Saginaw Valley State University and the SVSU Foundation will host the longtime keyboardist and musical director for Billy Joel for an evening of reflections and musical selections. “An Evening with David Rosenthal: Stories from the Road” will take place Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall in SVSU’s Curtiss Hall. This event is free and open to the public; however, for planning purposes, registration is requested.

Rosenthal began working with Billy Joel in 1993 and has joined Joel on numerous tours since then, including the “Face 2 Face” tours with Elton John. For the past 10 years, Rosenthal has been an integral part of Joel’s record-breaking Madison Square Garden residency.

With a distinguished career spanning four decades, Rosenthal has achieved broad-based success as a musical director, keyboardist, synthesizer programmer, producer, composer, orchestrator and touring professional. In addition to Joel, he has collaborated with Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Enrique Iglesias, Robert Palmer, Richie Blackmore and Rainbow, Cyndi Lauper, Alicia Keys and many others.

Rosenthal is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. He has won numerous gold and platinum album awards and has been nominated for Grammy Awards three times.

“Stories from the Road” is made possible by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Visiting Artists and Scholars Endowment at SVSU, which was established to enrich our regional cultural and intellectual opportunities.