The Hamilton Fine Arts Center (HFAC) will be “In the Mood for Christmas” Dec. 22 as it hosts the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. The concert begins at 7 p.m.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought-after big band in the world for concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956, includes 19 band members and continues to play many of the original Glenn Miller arrangements. Join us as we tap our toes to the great songs of yesteryear, including “In the Mood,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” and “The White Cliffs of Dover” as well as some Christmas favorites in the big-band style that made the Glenn Miller Orchestra famous. This show is sponsored by the HFAC and supported by the Milwaukee Marriott West Hotel. Tickets are for reserved seating. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (55+) and $15 for students.
Don’t miss out on the other exciting shows in the HFAC’s performing arts season:
Daryl Stuermer – Genesis Rewired – Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Lead guitarist Daryl Stuermer has been a touring member of the super-group Genesis since 1978, performing for sold-out audiences all over the world. In between tours Stuermer has recorded eight solo albums of original music and covered his favorite Genesis tunes along the way. His new band, Daryl Stuermer-Genesis Rewired, is an exciting fusion of Stuermer’’s unique Genesis renditions and the soulful Collins-like voice of French-Canadian Martin Levac. Together they create an unforgettable evening that reinvents the Genesis experience. Destined to become this year’s most requested concert, this five-piece band with a sensational light show presents the music of Genesis with pure abundant authenticity. The concert is sponsored by the Hamilton Fine Arts Center. Tickets are for reserved seating. For more information, visit the Web site at www.urbanisland.com/genesis_rewired. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (55+) and $15 for students.
UW-Madison Varsity Band Show – Feb. 28 at 2 p.m.
Under the direction of legendary Michael Leckrone, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Varsity Band returns to the HFAC. Badger fans are treated to the familiar strains of “Varsity,” “On Wisconsin,” “Songs to Thee Wisconsin” and “You’ve Said it All” during their traditional Fifth Quarter, as well as this year’s themes of “Sounds of the Beach Boys,” “The Musical Legacy of Michael Jackson,” “The Legend of Benny Goodman” and “Miss Saigon.” The performance is sponsored by the HFAC and supported by the Hamilton High School Band Booster Club. Tickets are for reserved seating. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (55+) and $10 for students.
Special guest performances
The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce special guest performances by the Master Singers of Milwaukee and the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra throughout the 2009-10 performing arts season. Both groups have made a commitment to collaborate with the students of the Hamilton School District to provide musical guidance and performance opportunities
Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra presents “Christmas Holiday Treats” – Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Join the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra as it rings in the Christmas season with some of the most festive and best-loved Christmas carols and holiday tunes. Tickets are for general seating. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (55+) and $6 for students.
Ko-Thi Dancers and Master Singers of Milwaukee – March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Brilliant, colorful African dancing and drumming meet the traditional Latin Mass in an unforgettable work from the Congo entitled MISSA LUBA. With stunning choral pieces by Bobby McFerrin and irresistible, ultra-rhythmic ensemble works for dancers in traditional costume, this world-class production has its premiere at the HFAC! You won’t want to miss it. Tickets are for general seating. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (55+) and $10 for students. For more information, view the website at www.mastersingersofmilwaukee.org.
Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra presents “National Treasures” – May 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Dvorak’s “New World Symphony.” Tickets are for general seating. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (55+) and $6 for students.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.HamiltonFineArtsCenter.com or by visiting the HFAC box office on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is located at W220 N6151 Townline Road, Sussex. No phone orders accepted, please.