MODESTO — The multi-talented singer, songwriter, composer, and pianist Neil Sedaka will make his debut at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m.
The Rock n’ Roll legend’s performance was recently added to the Center’s 11/12 season lineup.
Sedaka’s impressive 55-year career ranges from being a relevant songwriter for himself and other artists to remaining a constant force in writing and performing today. This is all thanks to the countless songs he has written, performed, and produced that continue to inspire artists and audiences around the world. His recorded chart toppers “The Diary,” “Oh! Carol,” “Where The Boys Are,” “ Stairway to Heaven,” “Calendar Girl,” “Little Devil,” “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen,” “Next Door To An Angel,” “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” “Laughter in the Rain,” and “Love Will Keep Us Together” live on as some of the most memorable hits of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s.
The accolades showered on Neil Sedaka have been numerous. Among the honors he has received, Sedaka has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, has had a street named after him in his hometown of Brooklyn, and was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Popular Music / Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2010, the Special International Award from The Ivors, honoring excellence in songwriting. He was also the recent recipient of The Silver Heart Award for his outstanding service to the music industry and his charitable work.
Tickets to Neil Sedaka’s performance at the Gallo Center are on sale now. Prices range from $49 to $99. Purchases can be made in person at the Ticket Office, online at GalloArts.org, or by calling (209) 338-2100. Groups of 15 or more are eligible for a 15% discount.