Glenn Miller Orchestra & Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in Battle of the Big Bands
Please join us for a musical tribute to the 1940’s with two of the world’s greatest big bands, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and The Glenn Miller Orchestra. In Big Band history, the Tommy Dorsey 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. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra repertoire continues to entertain audiences of all ages throughout the world and represents explosive and swinging Big Band entertainment at its best. The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930’s and 40’s. A matchless string of hit records, the constant impact of radio broadcasts and the drawing power at theatres, hotels and dance pavilion, built and sustained the momentum of popularity. Today, the 18 member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries. Additionally, it also plays some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound. Just as it was in Glenn’s day, the Glenn Miller Orchestra today is still the most sought after big band in the world.
Experience live music non-stop for 2 hours with the battle between these two legendary bands, both performing on our main stage. The audience will vote at the end of the evening for their favorite Big Band. This will allow us to return in the future with a new show featuring the audience selection plus a different Big Band from the 1940’s.
- Dates February 12, 2017
- Admission Tickets start at $48
- Location King Center for the Performing Arts
- Address 3865 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, FL 32935
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