Cavanaugh, Chafetz, CSO bring music of Billy Joel to Jamestown’s Reg Lenna

  • Audience members queue outside the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts Thursday in Jamestown, New York, for the “The Music of Billy Joel” concert, featuring Michael Cavanaugh and members of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.

Photos by Brett Phelps

Tony and Grammy-nominated pianist and singer Michael Cavanaugh perform “The Music of Billy Joel” with The Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra led by Principal Pops Conductor Stuart Chafetz Thursday evening, Aug. 17, 2023, at the Reg Lenna Center For The Arts, in Jamestown, New York. This is the first time the CSO has performed on the stage of the Reg Lenna during their senior at the Chautauqua Institution. Cavanaugh was handpicked by Billy Joel to star in the hit Broadway musical ‘Movin’ Out’ and is called “The New Voice of the American Rock and Roll Songbook” by Billboard.


The author Brett Phelps

Brett Phelps is a visual journalist from Bardstown, Kentucky. Entering his junior year, Brett studies photojournalism, marketing, data analytics and computer information systems at Western Kentucky University. In his first summer at Chautauqua, Brett looks forward to soaking in all of the culture and knowledge that the season has to bring. In his downtime, he enjoys taking long drives through the country backroads (with the windows down), going on hikes, traveling to new destinations, attending concerts and playing the piano. Brett’s life endeavor: Capturing the celebration of life!