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The show will run approximately 90 minutes with one 15–minute intermission.
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Tapestry: The Music of Carole King

A “beautiful” re-creation of her timeless hits!

Carole King is without question the most successful and revered female singer-songwriter in pop music history. More than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over 1,000 artists, resulting in 100 hit singles–from Will You Love Me Tomorrow for the Shirelles to Take Good Care of My Baby and Run to Him (#1 and #2 hits for Bobby Vee in 1961), Crying in the Rain (The Everly Brothers, #6 in 1962), The Loco-Motion (Little Eva, #1 in 1962), Up on the Roof (The Drifters, #5 in 1962), One Fine Day (The Chiffons, #5 in 1963), I’m Into Something Good (Herman’s Hermits, #13 in 1964), Just Once in My Life (written with Phil Spector for The Righteous Brothers, #9 in 1965), and Don’t Bring Me Down (The Animals, #12 in 1966).

It was her 1971 album Tapestry that took King to the pinnacle, winning all three of the key Grammy Awards–record, song, and album of the year as well as best female vocalist honors for King. With more than 25 million units sold, Tapestry remained the best-selling album by a female artist for a quarter century, and King went on to amass three other platinum and seven gold albums.

Tapestry: The Music of Carole King faithfully recreates the glorious sound of a Carole King concert, leaving audiences with memories of the great music she wrote and recorded, including You’ve Got a Friend, Natural Woman, It’s Too Late, So Far Away, I Feel the Earth Move and Beautiful-the title song of the mega-hit Broadway musical about the life and times of one of America’s most prolific, honored, and revered singer-songwriters.

From the President

Dear Arts Patrons,

Welcome to the Viterbo University 2022–23 performing arts season. Whether it be for a Bright Star, Conservatory for the Performing Arts, or Weber Center series event, we are very pleased to have you join us for what surely will be an outstanding production.

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration have always cherished the arts, and we are proud to continue the legacy of our founders. Viterbo is truly blessed to have incredibly talented Conservatory students, faculty, and Fine Arts Center staff. Every show is painstakingly crafted and selected to offer the highest quality and culturally enriching entertainment possible to our community.

To all Viterbo arts patrons, benefactors, sponsors, volunteers, and artists, allow me to express my sincere gratitude for your support. Enjoy the show!

“Pace e Bene”
Peace and all good
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Rick Trietley
Viterbo University President

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Jeannie Austin

brings a wealth of experience to the stage. After an actor's life in NYC and earning a BA in liberal arts, music was the next ambition on her to do list. She lives in Los Angeles and works in film production by day and plays music at night. She loves all kinds of music and plays in multiple bands. Her first instrument was piano, but she also plays acoustic and electric rhythm guitar, with a little bit of harmonica and mandolin thrown in, and will take on any other instrumental challenge as needed. Music is a passion and Carole King is her inspiration.


Ori Huberman

was born in Chicago and raised in Israel, Huberman developed a passion for music before he could walk. He started playing guitar at age 11 and hasn’t stopped since. After completing his military service in the IDF he committed himself to a life of a musician. He studied music in Israel and in Los Angeles where he finished as the outstanding student of the year, all the time keeping himself busy playing in various ensembles. Today he continues playing in original, cover, tribute, rock, jazz, and swing bands and never turns down an opportunity to stretch himself musically.


Starr Light

was born in Hollywood, the little girl who came to be known as Starr grew up performing. Dance lessons transitioned into a talent for musical theatre. While athletics played a dominant role during her high school years, come college time she declared theatre as her major at Loyola Marymount University. Four years in the theatre program and several productions later, Light emerged from LMU with a desire to expand her horizons. A stint as an amateur competitive ballroom dancer through the USC Ballroom and Latin Team allowed her to experience many styles of partner dancing. Light now sings lead in her own Los Angeles based cover band, Run For Cover LA, hosts and sings for The Dollface Dames burlesque troupe, and provides background and lead vocals to other cover and original bands in a variety of genres. Not only does she love performing on stage, she enjoys encouraging other performers to find and embrace their inner super star.


Tim Battig

is a multi-instrumentalist from Santa Monica, Calif. A classically-trained French horn player, he not only plays and teaches all brass instruments, but also piano, harmonica, and even guitar and bass occasionally. He has worked with Ray Charles, Barry White, Juan Gabriel, and the band Morcheeba, as well as symphony orchestras, operas, and musical theater productions, and TV commercial recordings.


Eric Isaacson

switched from football to bass in his early teens after a sports-related injury. In high school, Isaacon played in his high school jazz band and performed with the late, great Dizzy Gillespe. After high school, Isaacon briefly attended Berklee College of Music. After moving to the Los Angeles area in 1992, he continued his involvement with music on “the other side of the glass” working as an engineer in recording studios. In 1998, he opened up Kronos Recording in Burbank, where he recorded some of his idols including The Headhunters, Brandon Fields, and Billy Childs. Over time, certain clients and projects called for Isaacson’s contributions on bass, guitar, and sometimes even vocals. During the early part of this decade, he was played a song as an example of what the artist wanted to achieve in his recording. It was a minute into the song when he realized he was listening to himself on bass. This small world moment opened his eyes to the opportunities of performing on bass publicly.


Mel Flores

Over the last 20-plus years, Flores has performed with countless artists, ever developing his craft across multiple genres. From rock to funk, Latin to country, and big band swing to contemporary christian music, the authenticity of his passion is clearly communicated in his playing. He is grateful to be a part of Tapestry.

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