Capital University Big Band Swings from the Broadway Stage to Silver Screen Friday, Nov. 9

Posted by Nichole Johnson |

Friday, November 02, 2012

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.News-Arts-Big-Band

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 international festivals. 


Located in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley, Capital University is a private, four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school. Capital prepares students for meaningful lives and purposeful careers through a relevant liberal arts core curriculum and deep professional programs. Influenced by its Lutheran heritage, Capital places great emphasis on the free and open exchange of ideas, seeking out diverse perspectives, active participation in society, leadership and service. With a focus on rigor and experiential learning, the University capitalizes on its size, location, and heritage to develop the whole person, both inside and outside the classroom.   

Contact: Nichole Johnson 
Director of media relations and communications 
c: 614-440-9158 

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