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Joliet Central senior to perform at Rialto in local music extravaganza

Joliet Central High School senior and band student Noah Riley will perform at the Rialto Square Theatre alongside a host of the area’s most talented musicians.
Joliet Central High School senior and band student Noah Riley will perform at the Rialto Square Theatre alongside a host of the area’s most talented musicians.

Joliet Central High School senior and band student Noah Riley will perform at the Rialto Square Theatre alongside a host of the area’s most talented musicians.

The event – Tim Placher’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Songbook, Plus! – will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at 102 N. Chicago St. in Joliet.

Riley, band president and first alto saxophonist in the Joliet Central Symphonic Band, was invited to take part in local musician Placher’s celebration of the local music scene, featuring more than 30 players and singers performing iconic songs of the rock ‘n’ roll era, plus several of the locals’ best original songs.

Although primarily a sax player, Riley is also a gifted pianist, and will play a cover of Jarrod Radnich’s arrangement of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Riley is involved in the Joliet Central symphonic and jazz Bands, the baseball team, the math team, the senior class committee and the new student group “Fans of Steel.”

He plans to attend Yale University with a major in economics and mathematics. His goal is to work for a Major League’s front office.

In addition to the many musicians taking part, the family-friendly show also features a 70-voice youth choir from Drauden Pointe Middle School in Joliet, the Rialto’s house organist, local hula hoopers providing fun for kids and local vendors.

Tickets are $20 (age 12 and younger are free) and available at the Rialto box office, Chicago Street Pub, at 75 N. Chicago St. in Joliet or at rialtosquare.com.

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