Origami cre­ations on show

Albany Advertiser - - AGENDA - Shan­non Smith

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.

Pic­ture: Noni Car­roll

The Glenn Miller Or­ches­tra cel­e­brate 80 years.

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