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‘Rock of Ages’ Will Rock West Hartford

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The New Remains will perform at Beth El Temple in West Hartford on Sunday, Dec. 3.


Some of the greatest rockers of all time will be celebrated in a “Rock of Ages” concert on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., at Beth El Temple in West Hartford.

The New Remains band has been providing the “Classic Rock Experience” throughout New England since 2003. The band was initially conceived as an “Acoustic Rock Trio” but soon expanded into a full-fledged act that became known for its outstanding musicianship and creative interpretations of some of the best-known classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Featuring the voice of Alan Piacenta, they cover some of the best known artists such as Led Zeppelin, Moody Blues and the Beatles. They will be performing onstage with the Beth El Symphony Orchestra.

This orchestral concert the crosses genres in celebration of some of the greatest “rockers” in music history. Featuring the Beethoven Violin Concerto, Artie Shaw’s Clarinet Concerto, and a Tribute to Rock and Roll celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the music of Led Zeppelin and Moody Blues with live rock band The New Remains on stage.

See betheltemplemusic.com for more information.

Tickets are available in advance (recommended) or at the door: $20/person ($15 for seniors 62+/students), free for children 12 and under. Plenty of free parking. Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave., West Hartford, Conn. 860-233-9696.

Alan James Piacenta, Lead Vocalist – Born in Hartford, Alan has been singing and doing vocal impersonations since childhood. Known locally as “The Man of Many Voices,” Alan sings a host of artists from Aerosmith to Zeppelin and everything in between. He currently performs solo/duo shows at local restaurants and can be heard showcasing many different genres of music including big band Sinatra hits.  

Daryl LaTorra, guitar – A native of Hartford, Daryl is a founding member, composer and guitarist of the original band Sinis-Gally. A versatile musician of many styles, including Country, Blues, Rock and Heavy Metal, he has 35 years of experience in the music industry. He is also a co-founding guitarist of the New Remains (2004-2014). He is currently working on several projects; recording and performing live with bands such as Mac Daddy and DLP.

Victor Arduini, guitar – has quite the history within the national and local music scene since 1981. He was a founding member of the Progressive Heavy Metal band Fates Warning (83-86). He has also played with some of Connecticut’s finest musicians throughout his career including the original band, Sinis-Gally, voted Hartford Advocate’s Best Live Rock Band two years in a row (1989/1990). He recently released his first joint solo project Arduini/Balich to worldwide critical acclaim. When not playing music he is a registered nurse/dementia practitioner whose passion is working with the elderly.

John La Rose, bass guitar – John LaRose has been playing the bass since the age of 12 when, in their early teens, he and friend Daryl LaTorra co-founded the original hard rock band Sinis-Gally. The band continued with great success into their adult lives. John was part of the original line-ups of the Remains and New Remains. He currently plays bass for the band Mac Daddy. He lives in Coventry.

Chris Bonito, drums – Chris Bonito is a professional drummer and drum instructor. Originally from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Chris has been playing drums and percussion for most of his life. He has performed with many different bands throughout New Hampshire and the seacoast since 1981, including the New Remains from 2010-2014. Chris holds a BA in Music Performance from the University of New Hampshire. He has appeared on two nationally released recordings by the band Telergy, The Legend of Goody Cole and Hypathia, which also feature guest appearances by well-known progressive rock artists. In addition, Chris has appeared on three nationally released new age classical recordings by Tim Janis: Along the Shore of Acadia, Flowers in October and December Morning. He is currently performing with the power blues/rock trio I.B.M. When not performing or teaching, Chris works as a graphic designer in the print media field.

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