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Swingtime Big Band
Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook! Something Borrowed - Something Blue
Saturday, July 28, 2018, 6:30 PM at Gordon Hall
ALL TICKETS $30
CONCERT & DINNER PASS $70
Including 5 PM dinner at the Falls Village Inn, a Litchfield County landmark—Classic American comfort fare, seasonal—and 6:30 PM Twilight Concert at Music Mountain. Must be purchased by 3 PM on Friday prior to concert.
Swingtime Big Band
Something Borrowed - Something Blue
Dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards, Swingtime Big Band is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era (mid-1930’s through early 1950’s).
This year marks SWINGTIME BIG BAND’s eleventh annual concert at Music Mountain, and this grand tradition inspired us to celebrate an age-old wedding tradition, in this peak season for marriage ceremonies across our country.
With Swingtime’s programs, you always get “Something Old—Something New,” but along with both old and new music tonight, we have much more!
On the “Borrowed” side, we bring you swing hits based on existing melodies ranging from classical to folk to pop, and on the “Blue” side, we present a wide range of music from the Great American Songbook and the Blues.
You will hear classics from the libraries of big band icons like Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown, Glenn Miller, Buddy Rich and Stan Kenton. And in keeping with our annual tradition, we also pay tribute to America’s Finest—the US Armed Forces past and present, with a special 100th Anniversary commemoration of the end of World War I.
Swingtime tradition also includes recognizing Centennial Birthdays of the iconic musicians who created this great American art form. This year we showcase the creative talents of lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Leonard Bernstein. Plus, SWINGTIME’s two featured vocalists—Bobbie Ruth and Jerry Costanzo—will also celebrate the 100th Birthdays of vocalists Patty Andrews (of the Andrews Sisters) and the legendary Joe Williams.
We hope you enjoy this new program, just as much as we enjoy keeping this music alive and fresh for today’s audiences! So, whether your wedding was last year or within the last 50 years, with Swingtime, the honeymoon never ends!