The Music of James Taylor & Carole King

Monday, December 31, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m. | Santander Performing Arts Center

Longtime friends and collaborators, Kirsti Manna and Jonathan Birchfield capture the essence of friendship through music in this dynamic performance. The duo inspires stylistic comparisons to Carole King and James Taylor, with Kirsti’s unique artistry on piano and vocals alongside Jonathan’s velvety vocals and guitar. They perform favorites such as “How Sweet It Is,” “Carolina in My Mind,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” and “You’ve Got a Friend.”

About the Soloists

Kirsti Manna is a Nashville-based songwriter, publisher, producer, and actor with numerous credits to her name, including her national children’s television show, “Kirsti’s Manor.” Her six-week Billboard #1 hit song “Austin” introduced Blake Shelton to country radio, and she has written countless other hits. Artists such as Gretchen Wilson, Colt Prather, and many others have recorded her songs.

Jonathan Birchfield is a guitarist, professional entertainer, and songwriter from the foothills of North Carolina. For more than 25 years, he has toured throughout the Southeast as a solo performer and with his band. He has shared the stage with Brooks and Dunn, Edwin McCain, Mac McAnally, Allison Krauss, and more. In addition to his performing career, he also works as an audio specialist on special events such as the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Buy Tickets

New Year’s Eve Package

$299.00* per couple
*Does not include tax and gratuity

Book by December 30th to reserve your room!

  • Overnight accommodations for the night of December 31, 2018 in a king or two queen bedded room at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton – Reading. The hotel is a nonsmoking. Handicapped accessible rooms are available upon request.
  • Dinner for two in Cheers American Bistro Restaurant
  • Two tickets to the December 31, 2018 RSO New Year’s Eve performance (orchestra level seating). Show begins at 7:30 p.m.
  • Post-concert reception in the DoubleTree lobby with Cash Bar
  • Breakfast buffet for two the following morning in Cheers American Bistro Restaurant

Purchase your package here!

Dinner reservations need to be made at the time of sale. A New Year’s Eve pre fixed menu will include beef, fish, seafood and chicken selections.  Salad, Chef’s choice of accompaniments, dessert and coffee service included. Alcoholic beverages purchased separately.

Package available only the evening of December 31, 2018.

Concert Sponsors:

Tompkins VIST Bank
Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys

Guest Artist Sponsor (Jonathan Birchfield & Kirsti Manna):

DoubleTree Hotel of Reading