The Pasadena Roof Orchestra 50th Anniversary Tour

Showing Sun 30 June, 7.30pm

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra 50th Anniversary Tour

This production ended on 30/06/2019

Synopsis

With an unparalleled reputation across the UK, Europe and beyond, for 50 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s to widespread acclaim.

Enjoy beautifully arranged songs from Irving Berlin, Ray Noble, Cole Porter and their contemporaries and re-live the electrifying hot jazz from Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington. Presenting the show, and putting on the top hat and tails, is the suave singer and band leader Duncan Galloway. So pack up your troubles, come on get happy, and experience an evening of superlative live music, with more than a dash of wit and humour.

Over its 50 year history, the orchestra has built an un-matched library of music. Some of the arrangements are note-for-note as played by Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Noble, Jack Hylton or other classic outfits of the period. Many are their own special arrangements, crafted in the style. It takes a special skill to change the attitude from a twenties ‘Charleston’ sound over to the ‘uptown swing’ of an arrangement from Duke Ellington or Fletcher Henderson from the early ‘30s. For 50-years the Orchestra has vividly captured an atmosphere, a mood which is stylish and elegant, yet forceful and vivacious; but above all, life-affirming good fun!

Prices £25, £20, £15