Origami creations on show
The greatest big band of the 1940s, The Glenn Miller Orchestra have returned from the United States for their 80th anniversary tour.
The most unforgettable music from the golden era of swing will be on display at Albany Entertainment Centre on October 6, complete with 24 musicians, singers and dancers.
The world-famous orchestra will perform original Glenn Miller arrangements, dance routines by the Broadway Swing Dancers, romantic World War II melodies by Vera Lynn and hits by musicians such as Frank Sinatra.
Musical director of the orchestra for more than 16 years, Rick Gerber said the make-up of the band was a duplicate of the original band in the 40s.
“That is, five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, piano, bass and drums plus both a male and female singer,” he said.
“This line-up is representative of the original band and is mandatory for all performances that we play as demanded by the Miller Estate.
“No watered-down orchestra as the total sound would never be an accurate-sounding GMO.”
He said the Glenn Miller Orchestra show was a colourful and flamboyant evening filled with fun and nostalgia of the 30s and 40s.
“Our unique jazz sound is sought all around the world and in addition to recreating the golden era of swing, we bring to life the colour, costumes and spirit,” he said.
“Having travelled across the globe, The Glenn Miller Orchestra is delighted to be bringing iconic tunes such as In The Mood and Moonlight Serenade to Australia.”
The show promises a trip down memory lane.
Tickets are ticketek.com.au for $89.90.
The show kicks off at 7:30pm Friday, October 6.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra celebrate 80 years.