Join the largest community orchestra in the country – and a few special guests – as we sweep you off your feet at one of our most stylish and fun concerts of the year!
Since the early 20th century, the classical sound of orchestras and the vibrant colors of jazz have influenced one another, evolving and elevating both genres. Gershwin and his contemporaries learned from the early masters of swing to create some of the most compelling instrumental works of all time, and the big band era continued to push popular music in a whole new direction. This June, the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra will merge these styles even more by performing some of the greatest swing and big band hits as well as help you feel the joy and power of works like Rhapsody in Blue.
You don’t want to miss this joyous concert that weaves together the timeless classics of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong with the symphonic stylings of George Gershwin, and the unforgettable songs of Irving Berlin! When performed by over 200 musicians, you’ll experience this music as you’ve never heard it before.
View the Symphonic Swing digital program:
On the Program
In the Mood • Glenn Miller, arr. Julian Bond
Caravan • Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington, arr. Julian Bond
Fascinating Rhythm • George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, arr. John Whitney
What a Wonderful World • Bob Thiele, George Weiss, arr. Julian Bond
Alexander’s Ragtime Band • Irving Berlin, arr. Mike Lewis
Music from CHICAGO • Fred Ebb, John Kander, arr. Ted Ricketts
Rhapsody in Blue • George Gershwin, arr. Jerry Brubaker
La Suerte de los Tontos • Johnny Richards, arr. John Whitney
Pink Panther • Henry Mancini, arr. Calvin Custer
Symphonic Reflections on “La La Land” • Justin Hurwitz, arr. Julian Bond
Sing, Sing, Sing • Louis Prima, arr. Julian Bond
… and more!
Prime Plus $20
Premium Plus $30
Lap-held Children 3 and Under Free
Groups of 8 or more save 20% off regular pricing*
*NEW FOR 2023!
Use code Swing20 when you book online to select seats for your entire group.
We’re happy to help. For questions about group sales, including paying by check or over time, call our Box Office at 407-937-1800 x701.