The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will bring their classic, big-band favorites to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 10th at 7:30 p.m. This is a show not to miss for jazz and swing fans alike or the incurable romantics who want to step back in time.
Launched in 1938 by Glenn Miller and one of the most sought after bands in the world today, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is a fully self-contained group consisting of a music director, five saxophone players, four trumpets, four trombonists, three rhythm musicians and two vocalists. The orchestra continues to thrill crowds worldwide, playing almost 300 shows per year in front of more than 500,000 people annually. With a repertoire of more than 1,700 compositions, the Glenn Miller Orchestra’s list of timeless classics include “Moonlight Serenade,” “In The Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “St. Louis Blues March,” “Sunrise Serenade,” “Little Brown Jug,” and “Rhapsody in Blue.” Even 50 years after founding his famous orchestra, Glenn Miller’s music is alive and well.
The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful dance bandleaders during the Swing Era of the 1930s and 1940s, earning more hit records in one year than anyone in the history of the recording industry. “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” earned the first Gold Record awarded to a performing artist.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been led by music director and vocalist Nick Hilscher since January 2012. Hilscher, who began his professional career in the 1990s as a teenager, has been featured on several albums with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, including “On The Air” and “Steppin’ Out.” Hilscher released his latest solo album “Young and Foolish” in 2010, which features the music of Nat “King” Cole, Buddy Holly, Roger Miller, Cole Porter, Elvis Presley, and Hank Williams Sr.
Take a trip back in time with the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra on Saturday, February 10th at 7:30 p.m. Only $20 balcony seats remain. Tickets may be purchased online at NPACgreeneville.com, in person at the NPAC box office, or by calling 423-638-1679. This performance is sponsored by Jarden Zinc.
NPAC offers online seat selection with no processing or delivery fees. There is an additional $1.50 ticketing fee per ticket regardless of purchase method. The box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The 1150 seat performing arts center is located adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School. For venue information, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.npacgreeneville.com.