Performed with Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett and The Temptations
Exotic Instruments from the Mainland to the Islands is a journey from the Latin fire of Caravan to the serene beauty of A Summer Place – with a surf medley thrown in for good measure. Paul performs on his signature steel drums, marimba, and vibraphone joined by guitar, bass and drums. A sweeping musical excursion on a journey!
A new breed in the “tenor genre” featuring classically-trained veteran artists, is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall – down home laughs with big city music! Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord and arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler. Larry the Cable Guy meets Il Divo.
The most entertaining ABBA tribute on the market today features a 7-piece band who has toured the world. Originally from Sweden, ABBA swept the world with their music in the 1970’s with songs like Waterloo, Mama Mia and Dancing Queen. The premiere ABBA Experience.
Raised in Alabama, Ty Herndon, country music star, developed his vocal ability singing Southern Gospel. His voice embraces the audience with a familiar, warm style, earning him the Best New Artist Award at the 1995 Country Radio Music Awards. His first single, “What Mattered Most”, broke the record for highest debut releases and became “Song of the Year” His album, “Journey On”, reflected the personal challenges and struggles Herndon faced and conquered. As Ty says, “If I haven’t lived it, I haven’t sung it.” The album received critical acclaim, earning him both a Grammy nomination and his first Dove Award. With a career spanning two decades, 20 Billboard-chartered singles, and over five million albums sold, Ty Herndon, accompanied by two guitarists, shows no signs of slowing down.
The Virginia Symphony is a real treat for our area provided by the Camp Foundation. The orchestra has been under the direction of JoAnn Faletta since 1991. It has risen to celebrated artistic heights performing classical, pops, and family concerts in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Williamsburg. The Virginia Symphony also provides professional musicians and orchestral support for the Virginia Opera, the Virginia Arts Festival, the Virginia Stage Company, the Ballet, and the Todd Rosenlieb Dance Group. Our concert, a mix of classical and pops, will be conducted by Benjamin Rous, the Resident conductor who joined the Virginia Symphony in 2010. In the summer, he serves as faculty conductor of Greenwood Music Camp in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts.
First Place – Breda International Jazz Competition
Outstanding Musicianship Award (International Assoc. of Jazz Educators)
The Strutters with vocalist Meloney Collins celebrate the 100th anniversary of recorded jazz. Vinyl Jazz-A Century Celebration is a potpourri of jazz, pop and R&B songs like Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue, Ellington’s Mood Indigo and All Or Nothing At All recorded by Frank Sinatra. Melodies that shaped our musical landscape.