About Battle of the Big Bands: Glenn Miller vs. Tommy Dorsey
Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm
Prices: Tickets Only $19.95 - $64.95 | Dinner and Theater $37.95 - $82.95 (plus tax & fees)
This Concert will be held at the Blue Gate Performing Arts Center
The World Famous, Glenn Miller Orchestra, the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Nick Hilscher is the orchestra's present music director.
In Big Band history, Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra is recognized as one of the best all-around dance bands. It could swing with the best of them, and no other band could come close to Tommy's when it came to playing ballads. Tommy Dorsey, "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing," was a master at creating warm, sentimental, and always musical moods - at superb dancing and listening tempos. Tommy sustained these moods through the arrangements of Paul Weston, Axel Stordahl, and Sy Oliver, and showcased singers who could project them brilliantly.