Radcliff Pitches Launch January 2015 Glenridge Performing Arts Center Series
[Sarasota, FL: January 8, 2015] Just around the corner the Radcliff Pitches will make their Sarasota debut with a program of jazz standards with that intoxicating tight vocal blend that is all the craze these days. Tickets on sale now for their 8 pm, Wednesday, January 14 performance in the intimate theatre setting of the Glenridge Performing Arts Center.
Tickets for the Radcliff Pitches,$15 per person/students $10, can be purchased online at www.GPACTix.com, or by calling the GPAC Box Office at 941-552-5325.
RADCLIFF PITCHES—Wednesday, January 14 at 8:00pm
The Radcliffe Pitches are Harvard’s oldest female a cappella singing group, founded in 1975 at the historic Hasty Pudding Club. Founders Dianne Nabatoff ’78 and Kathy Manning ’78 were undergraduates at Radcliffe College when they created the Pitches as a group for female voices to sing in a close harmony setting. Today, the group is composed of 13 Harvard undergraduate women who love to sing. The Pitches perform a large and varied repertoire of jazz standards, swing and boogie-woogie, and contemporary pieces, drawing upon the musical stylings of inspirational figures such as Ella Fitzgerald, The Andrews Sisters, Peggy Lee, and Nancy Wilson. Every year, the Pitches perform many concerts at Harvard and around the world, with recent tour destinations including New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Bermuda, and more! The Pitches are excited to be celebrating their 40th anniversary with their first-ever tour to Florida in January 2015!
MICHAEL LASSER & FRIENDS
That Stardust Melody: The Songs of Hoagy Carmichael
Saturday, January 24 at 8:00PM
Tickets: $22.50/$17.50 GPAC Family
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Peabody award-winning author and pundit Michael Lasser returns to GPAC with his amazing friends, songstress Cindy Miller and pianist Alan Jones to celebrate the musical genius of the great Hoagy Carmichael.
An attorney-at-law and a composer, Hoagy Carmichael was an intriguing mix of contradictions who, when all was said and done, wrote as many classic American songs as any of his great contemporaries. If he fell just short of Jerome Kern and George Gershwin, he was certainly the equal of Frank Loesser and Harry Warren.
In a thirty-year career, Hoagy emerged as an unlikely mix of the down home and the sophisticated – the young fellow from Bloomington, complete with Hoosier twang, and the New York jazzman at home in the big city. Although he was a composer, he wrote a lot of lyrics for which he never took credit. He also acted and sang in movies, even though he said he sang “flatsy through the nose.” Flatsy or not, such songs as “Star Dust,” “Georgia on My Mind,” and “Rockin’ Chair” are among the great standards that continue to survive, generation after generation.
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
Sunday, January 25 at 2:00PM
Tickets: $35/$38 GPAC FAMILY
The great band leader and trombonist Glenn Miller said, “A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality.” Decades after his disappearance over the English Channel, his band, with its unique jazz sound, is still performs and is considered one of the greatest bands of all time. Re-formed in 1956, the Glenn Miller Orchestra plays an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.
For one foot-stomping, swing in your seat afternoon, they’ll be all yours in the best jazz club in Sarasota – our own intimate GPAC theatre.
I’VE GOT A LITTLE TWIST
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
Saturday, January 31 at 8:00PM
Tickets: $30/$25 GPAC Family
It’s where The Mikado meets The Music Man. Where the HMS Pinafore sets sail for Brigadoon. Where The Pirates of Penzance take shore leave On the Town. It’s I’ve Got a Little Twist—a one-of-a-kind show that proves the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire is as fun, fresh, and full-of-life as, well, three little maids from school! See for yourself as New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players celebrates the legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan in American musical theater, featuring favorites from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Meredith Willson, and Jerry Herman. Life is a cabaret and so is this show—and as we all know, it’s always more entertaining when you add a little twist.
“New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players mission statement is ‘giving vitality to the living legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan.’ I’ve Got a Little Twist does just this and in the process gives one of the freshest and most heartfelt performances that I’ve seen the company do in years.” -Daniel Kelley, nytheatre.com