Romance will be in the air when the Long Beach Symphony POPS! orchestra and vocalist Denzal Sinclaire pay tribute to the love songs of American music legend, Nat King Cole, at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18 in the Long Beach Arena (300 E. Ocean Blvd.).
Featuring ten of the biggest hits made famous by Nat, Denzal will also perform stunning versions of popular songs including Amazing Grace and Willie Nelson’s Always On My Mind. This will be a great date-night outing where patrons can dance and snuggle to Sinclaire’s caressing baritone voice and beloved American songs. Diana Krall, with whom he has performed, has referred to Denzal as “one of my favorite singers…” Among other accolades, Mr. Sinclaire is a Juno Award (Canada’s GRAMMY Award) nominee, a recipient of the 2004 National Jazz Award for “Best Album”, four – time consecutive recipient of Jazz Report Magazine Award for Male Jazz Vocalist, and 2007 Choc Jazzman Award (France).
Celebrated conductor, arranger, composer, chamber musician and pianist Stuart Malina, who is now in his 15th season as Music Director and Conductor of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, will lead the orchestra. His accomplishments include music of all genres, from classical and opera to jazz and Broadway. In June 2003, he won the Tony award for orchestration with Billy Joel for the musical Movin’ Out.
“The Symphony is thrilled to bring musicians of this caliber to join those in our orchestra,” said Kelly Lucera, Symphony Executive Director. “Bring a picnic, a sweet wine and a sweeter date to make this concert an “unforgettable” Valentines experience!
Seating options range from 10-top tables to 4-top Bistro area seating to seats in the Loge. Regardless of seating preference, patrons are invited to bring their own picnics and libations or to purchase dinner from a list of preferred local caterers. Doors open at 6:30 pm to allow time for dining and mingling with friends; the concert begins at 8:00 p.m. The POPS! Series is sponsored, in part, by Farmers & Merchants Bank.
Concert tickets start at $25. For more information, or to purchase tickets or tables, please visit the Symphony’s website at www.longbeachsymphony.org or call 562-436-3203.