Annual Benefit: Big Band Meets Broadway
March 24, 2012
The Arsenal Center for the Arts will be swingin’ when a 16-piece big band meets Broadway favorites on March 24, 2012.
In the grand tradition of the Big Band, a.k.a. the Swing Era, the program will feature original jazz arrangements of tunes adapted from their Broadway context. The arrangements have been written by bandleader Larry Monroe and played only once before at the San Juan Jazz Festival in Puerto Rico. This concert is the Arsenal Center for the Arts’ annual benefit featuring the music of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Rodgers, Kern and others in a program led by celebrated saxophonist Larry Monroe, with veteran vocalist Donna McElroy.
The evening begins at 6:45 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception, followed by the concert at 8 p.m.
The Charles Mosesian Award for Support of the Arts will be presented by Joyce Kulhawik to brothers Bruce A. Beal and Robert L. Beal of the Beal Companies.