The 29th season of the Lee University Presidential Concert Series opens with the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra on Thursday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Pangle Hall.
âWe are delighted to begin this series with the Glenn Miller Orchestra,â said Darlia Conn, President of the Presidential Concert Series. âOf the many things we have missed because of the pandemic, live performances and presidential concerts are high on our list. “
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the world’s most popular and sought-after big band. During the WWII years and throughout the 1940s, the original group popularized âChattanooga Choo Choo,â âMoonlight Serenade,â and dozens of other swing and jazz favorites. The current edition of the Glenn Miller Orchestra travels with a full complement of 18 musicians, performing annually sold out around the world.
The orchestra is musical, disciplined and visually entertaining, having its own distinctive âsoundâ. This sound is created by the clarinet holding the melodic line, doubled or coupled to the tenor sax playing the same notes, and the harmonies produced by three other saxophones, accompanied by trombones and trumpets.
They have performed in all 50 United States, as well as in Australia, Europe, Guam, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, and South and Central America. They are “on the road” longer and more continuously than any other orchestra in the world, traveling over 100,000 miles per year and performing to audiences totaling over half a million people per year. .
Tickets for the Presidential Concert cost $ 15 for adults and $ 5 for students and seniors and are available for purchase at the Lee University box office at the Dixon Center or by contacting (423) 614-8343 , between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., from August 26. .
Lee University remains dedicated to the health and safety of the campus community and guests. COVID-19 protocols will be observed based on CDC recommendations at the time of each performance. As of Wednesday, August 11, masks are mandatory inside Lee’s campus.
For more information on the Presidential Concert Series, visit leeuniversity.edu/pcs/ or call the School of Music at (423) 614-8240.