WPA: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 8pm
The Music Center
Washington Performing Arts
On the Air:
A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration
The music of one of the most popular artists in American history—played by the band he created—in a free anniversary concert.
2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the passing of Alton Glenn Miller, by some measures the most popular American recording artist of all time. With a band capable of playing both “sweet” and “hot,” he also revolutionized military music during World War II, creating the U.S. Army Air Forces Band. The USAF Airmen of Note carry on the tradition, playing his hits with stellar musicianship. Washington Performing Arts Artist In Residence (and host of WAMU’s The Big Broadcast) Murray Horwitz emcees the concert—staged as a radio broadcast—with guest soloists.
STAND-BY LINE: For individuals unable to secure advanced tickets, a stand-by line will begin at 7:15pm outside the Music Center. No lines may form before the designated time. At 7:45pm, all tickets are null and void, and patrons in the stand-by line will be allowed entry, subject to available seating.
This performance is made possible through the generous support of Lyn and Barry Chasen and Altria Group, Inc.
*Free, but tickets are required.
This performance is not presented by Strathmore.
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