Radlett Centre in the mood for Miller
PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 August 2010
SOUNDS of the big bands will be recreated when the Nick Ross Orchestra comes to the Radlett Centre next Saturday, September 4.
Marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the orchestra will be appearing at 7.30pm with a full line-up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, a rhythm section and top singers.
The music from the big bands such as those led by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Harry James and Tommy Dorsey will include numbers like Moonlight Serenade, In the Mood, A String of Pearls, Begin the Beguine and A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.
It will encapsulate all the emotions of the times – comradeship, doubt, fear, loss and love – with particular emphasis on Glenn Miller who not only felt instinctively for the mood of the time but almost single-handedly created the spirit with which the public faced it.
The Nick Ross Orchestra uses arrangements exactly as recorded in the Great Swing Era of the forties and tickets for the show are £18 with concessions £17, available from the box office on 01923 859291.