The hit songs of Frank Sinatra and his bandleader Tommy Dorsey have touched the hearts of millions. Close your eyes and you’ll think “Ol’ Blue Eyes” is back in town when the Grand Rapids Symphony presents “Swingin’ with Sinatra and Dorsey.” Three performances, part of the Fox Motors Pops Series, will take place
Friday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. in DeVos Performance Hall.
The velvety smooth hits of Frank Sinatra and the big band sound of Tommy Dorsey will be recreated as the Symphony teams up with guest conductor Jeff Tyzik, vocalist Steve Lippia, trombonist Jim Pugh and percussionist Dave Mancini. The program features the best of Sinatra and Dorsey. Audiences will enjoy a variety of songs made popular by Sinatra such as “Come Fly with Me,” “The Best is Yet To Come,” “New York, New York,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “All The Way,” and “Fly Me To The Moon.” Also included in the program is “A Dorsey
Tribute,” “Concerto for Trombone,” and “The Lady is a Tramp” from “Babes in Arms.”
“This concert should be a lot of fun,” said Associate Conductor John Varineau. “Steve
Lippia is a great, great Sinatra interpreter.”
Tickets start at $18 and are available at the Symphony office, weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 300 Ottawa NW, Suite 100, (located across from the Calder), or by calling 616/454-9451, Ext. 4. (Phone orders will be charged a $2 per ticket service fee, with a $12 maximum.) Tickets are available at the DeVos Place Box Office, weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or on the day of the concert beginning two hours prior to the performance. Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster, 800-982-2787, online at www.grsymphony.org, or in person at Ticketmaster
outlets: select D&W Fresh Market and Family Fare stores and Walmart. Tickets purchased at these locations will include a Ticketmaster service fee.