Mark your calendar for saturday, may 5, 8:00 p.m., as the Orlando Philharmon- ic’s annual outdoor concert tradition at The Springs returns. Excitement is growing as the Orlando Philharmonic prepares to pay tribute to America’s beloved musical icon, John Denver. The concert, Rocky Mountain High at The Springs, is presented by Certified Financial Group, Inc.
The Orlando Philharmonic and vocalist Jim Curry pay tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage. The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Denver’s uplifting music and lyrics continue their appeal to people of all ages.
Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits.
Even at an early stage in his singing career, Jim’s natural voice resembled Den- ver’s. Embracing this similarity, he continued to sing and specialize in the songs of John Denver, sharing John’s positive messages of love, humanity, and environmental awareness.
The untimely death of John Denver in 1997 was a tragedy that was felt the world over. Such a void in the musical world left John’s ardent fans demanding that his music survive. CBS television responded by producing a made for TV movie: “Take Me Home, the John Denver Story” in which Jim landed an off-camera role singing as the voice of John Denver. This experience inspired Jim to produce full–length John Denver tribute concerts.
Jim is not your usual “Vegas style” impersonator. In fact, he is not an impersonator at all. Jim sings, in his own natural voice, a tribute to the music in a way that needs to be seen and heard to understand the pure honesty of his amazing performance. His looks and his voice are simply a pleasant coincidence that captures the true essence of John Denver’s music. Curry’s heartfelt delivery rolls out into the crowd as multi-plat- inum hits like “Rocky Mountain High,” “Annie’s Song” and “Calypso” fill the room.
Jim will be performing with the Orlando Philharmonic, using the original orches- trations written for John Denver by Grammy award winning composer Lee Hold- ridge. Jim’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine,” “Calypso,” and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts, and his popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other.