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Review: The Glenn Miller Orchester

Friday 19 June 2015
Adelaide Festival Theatre

Yesterday Adelaide welcomed back the The World famous Glenn Miller Orchestra direct from the USA. Returning by popular demand to a full house, The Glenn Miller played in honour the year of the ANZAC Centenary.

While I may have been the youngest in the audience by a good 30 years, the Adelaide Festival Theatre seemed the place to be. People had come here to reminisce about the sentimental 1940’s and what truly delightful way it was to spend the evening. Regardless of age, you were bound to enjoy the foot swinging, top tapping tunes from World War II. And…If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself wanting to don your victory rolls and seamed stockings!

Featuring America’s finest musicians together with the Moonlight Serenade Singers and the Broadway Swing Dancers, the concert paid tribute to the spirit of ANZAC including a special feature of music and songs from the years of the Great War.

All the famous Glenn Miller classics were performed by the Orchestra playing the original music arrangements; timeless icons of American culture such as Chattanooga Choo Choo (or as my generation might know it as “pardon me boys is that a Golden Valley fruit cup), A String of Pearls, Texedo Junction, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug and the greatest Miller hit of all time, In The Mood.

So if you do get the chance to go, sit back and relax to those smooth honey toned voices and unadulterated dulcet tunes of another era…

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