Michael Jackson could sing, dance, choreograph, direct, act and even draw. For more than 40 years he was a global figure, contributing to music, fashion and dance in unprecedented ways and influencing artists in multiple genres. There is no other individual artist who has been awarded as much as the King of Pop and this March, Candlelight is paying tribute to him at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace for a night of his Number Ones and more.
“Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” on Tuesday 15 March of MJ by Ben Adler Quartet.
Undeniably one of the 20th Century’s most significant cultural figures, Michael Jackson was on another level. While he wasn’t able to read or write music and had no formal training, he recorded ideas by beatboxing and imitating instruments vocally including bass lines and string arrangements.
With his upcoming Candlelight tribute, the Ben Adler Quartet will reimagine many of Jackson’s classics on violin, viola and cello. While they’re not able to do the moonwalk or the robot (or, so we think), they will be able to bring their musical energy to the stage and entertain MJ fans with renditions of “Billie Jean”, “Beat It”, “Smooth Criminal, “The Way You Make Me Feel” and many more.
This will not be the Ben Adler Quartet’s first Candlelight concert. Previously, they have performed compositions by Mozart, Vivaldi, Borodin, and Tchaikovsky as well as lent their talents to renditions contemporary artists—all the while surrounded by hundreds of candles and captivating audiences in intimate atmospheres.
They’ll be back at it again with this Candlelight tribute to Michael Jackson. It’s going to be “Off The Wall” and no Jackon fan should want to miss out on it.
MJ “ain’t second to none” and his tribute will knock you off of your feet.