The Clark Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the most popular and sought after big band in the world today, The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra on Friday, November 2 at 8pm.
With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time and is known for such hits as “Moonlight Serenade,” “In the Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo.”
The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and ’40s. A matchless string of hit records, the constant impact of radio broadcasts and the drawing power at theatres, hotels, and dance pavilions built and sustained the momentum of popularity.
Glenn disbanded his musical organization in 1942, at the height of its popularity, volunteered for the Army and then organized and led the famous Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. It went to Europe to entertain servicemen, and then, on December 15, 1944, Major Miller took off in a single-engine plane from England to precede his band to France, never to be seen again. The army declared him officially dead a year later.
Because of popular demand, the Miller Estate authorized the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1956. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra, led by trombonist Larry O’Brien, has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.
The 19-member band continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements that keep exciting fans who have not heard them played for a while.
Don’t miss this icon of American music that has been an international phenomenon for more than half a century on Friday, November 2!
Tickets for The Glenn Miller Orchestra are $40-$48! Call (805) 489-9444 for tickets or come to the Clark Center Box Office at 487 Fair Oaks Avenue, Arroyo Grande. Clark Center Association members may receive a discount for shows presented by the Association.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Clark Center website at www.clarkcenter.org.
For photos or interviews, contact Jamie Maraviglia at 489-4196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Glenn Miller Orchestra, visit http://glennmillerorchestra.com/.
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