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The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Infinity Norfolk

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Sun, October 15, 2017
Norfolk, CT
Show at 1:30 PM

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Price: $39 - $54

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Big Band Classic Swing
The Glenn Miller Orchestra

One of, if not THE, most famous orchestras of all time…… “In The Mood”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000”, “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”, “Moonlight Serenade”, “String of Pearls”, “Tuxedo Junction” and we could go on and on. You’ll hear all the hits and more when they take the stage for this Saturday afternoon concert. Where better to hear and see this Iconic Orchestra than in the acoustically pristine Infinity Hall Norfolk.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra is a jazz big band originally formed in 1938 by Glenn Miller. It was arranged around a clarinet and tenor saxophone playing melody, while three other saxophones played the harmony. Miller had already formed one band before this in 1936, but dissolved it as he considered it too similar to other bands of the era.

The new band became very popular and recorded a number of chart successes — among these were the ever-popular "Moonlight Serenade", "In the Mood", "Tuxedo Junction", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "A String of Pearls", "At Last", and "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo."

After the disappearance (and presumed death) of Miller in 1944, the band was reconstituted under the direction of Tex Beneke, its lead tenor saxophonist, singer, and one of Miller's longtime close friends. A few years later, the Miller estate, having parted ways with Beneke, hired Ray McKinley, principal drummer in Miller's Army Air Force band, to organize a new "ghost band" in 1956.

Hollywood contributed to the band's popularity and that of its founder and original members with the 1953 release of The Glenn Miller Story on the big screen. The band garnered award nominations and box office success, as well as top hit status for its soundtrack album in 1954.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra has recorded and performed under various leaders, from 1956 to this day. Singer Nick Hilscher became the director of the touring band in 2012, replacing previous director Gary Tole.


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