Capital University's Big Band will transport its audience from the brilliant lights of the Broadway stage to the glamour of the Hollywood silver screen Friday, November 9, in Mees Hall.
During its annual fall concert, the Big Band will present East to West: From Broadway to Hollywood, featuring songs from the Great American Songbook, originally written for Broadway. The show is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Seating begins at 7:30 pm, and the show starts at 8.
The songbook includes many classics from the 20th century and boasts composers and pieces such as Irving Berlin's God Bless America, Puttin’ on the Ritz, and There’s No Business Like Showbusiness, Duke Ellington's It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), Mood Indigo, and Jimmy Van Heusen's Come Fly With Me, Here’s That Rainy Day, and Imagination — just to name a few.
Under the direction of Dr. Lou Fischer since 1994, the Capital University Big Band is an 18-piece,
undergraduate, award-winning jazz ensemble that performs both
standard/traditional and contemporary repertoire. The band appears in
concert often, on and off campus, and at various regional, national and
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