HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Tickets are now on sale for the November 12 performance of the Glenn Miller Orchestra at Horner Hall in the Hot Springs Convention Center.
The Miller Orchestra will be the second of three big-band orchestra performances sponsored by Visit Hot Springs this fall at the Convention Center. The Harry James Orchestra put on a show Friday night.
Tickets for the Glenn Miller show are available at prekindle.com or by calling the Visit Hot Springs offices, 501-321-2027.
The third performance in the series will be Juke Box Saturday Night on Friday, December 3, according to Visit Hot Springs Marketing Director Bill Solleder.
Doors for the Glenn Miller and Juke Box Saturday Night shows will open at 6 p.m. and the shows will begin at 7. Tickets are $35 per concert for reserved table seating.
“We’ll have the dance floor set up for each of the shows,” Solleder said, “and we encourage everyone to get up and dance to the sounds of these legendary orchestras.”
The Glenn Miller Orchestra consists of the music director, five saxophone players, four trumpeters, four trombonists, piano, bass and drums. There are two vocalists.
The orchestra is on the road continuously, traveling almost every night for 48 weeks each year. It covers more than 100,000 miles doing 300 concert dates.
Performances include the legendary Glenn Miller hits, including “Moonlight Serenade,” “Sunrise Serenade,” “St. Louis Blues March,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Stardust,” “Little Brown Jug,” “A String of Pearls,” “Elmer’s Tune,” “In the Mood” and dozens of others.
Jukebox Saturday Night is a musical revue of the great big bands from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s. The performances celebrate America’s Swing Era, including the greatest hits of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Lunceford, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Bunny Berigan, Count Basie and others. Vocal selections will include songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Bob Eberly, Helen O’Connell, Rosemary Clooney, and other vocal idols. It performs various styles of music including swing, ballads, cha-chas, waltzes and tangos.
For more information call Bill Solleder at 501-321-2027.