Just as the nostalgia can course through a person's veins, it can also course through the Capital Theatre, a downtown landmark for nearly a century. Known for elegant and artistic presentations, the venue will play a perfect host to one of the greatest big bands in history: The Glenn Miller Orchestra.
After hearing the first few notes of the famous songs like "In the Mood," "Moonlight Serenade," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "Pennsylvania 6-5000," "String of Pearls," or "Tuxedo Junction," the audience will be taken back to a different time.
On June 21, this group of talented musicians and singers bring their sound to Salt Lake City for a night promising something special for Jazz and Swing fans.
The event will feature two hours of old favorites, coupled with a few obscure selections. The band is compiled of five saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets and three rhythm-section pieces.
Singer Julia Rich will be offering her feminine vocals to accompany the four male vocalists.
Along with their fans from the greatest generation, Music Director Nick Hilscher says the Glenn Miller Orchestra is seeing a healthy following of Baby Boomers. “Attracting new fans and exposing new generations to our music is important for keeping this art form alive,” he says. With this in mind, he is also pleased show attendance by those in their 20s and 30s has also gone up.
Don’t miss this one-night event, especially if you know someone who needs a nostalgic shot in the arm. Tickets are on sale now.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra, June 21 at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre
ArtTix Box Office: 50 W. 200 South, SLC, arttix.org, ArtTix charge-by-phone number 888-451-2787
Tickets: $60 , $65 and $70 (taxes and service fees not included). CDs will be available for $20 after the performance.