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The Savannah Philharmonic with Jeremy Davis & the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra present an evening of Big Band Pops Thursday, November 21, 2013

Savannah, Ga. – The Savannah Philharmonic with Jeremy Davis & the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra bring big band rhythm to town on Thursday, November 21 at 7:30pm in the exquisite, historic setting of the historic Lucas Theatre for the Arts. The evening will feature some of the most popular hits from the “rat pack” era including Come Fly With Me, Georgia, and Luck Be a Lady. The Presenting Concert Sponsor is Enmark, Supporting Concert Sponsor is Audi of Hilton Head and Contributing Concert Sponsor is Wells Fargo – A Private Bank.

“It’s a first time collaboration for the Savannah Philharmonic,” says Peter Shannon, Artistic Director & Conductor. “I’m excited to join the big band sound of the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra with the Philharmonic. It’s a new genre for the orchestra, but I’m looking forward to hearing a new sound. We were really lucky to have Daniel Jamieson arrange the repertoire to fit the combined ensembles, as well.”

The evening highlights the greats from the growing American Songbook – Sinatra, Mercer, Mancini, Loewe, Adler and more. “The Big Band with strings is the ultimate musical vehicle. It was Sinatra’s instrumentation of choice after all!” states Jeremy Davis,  “We are beyond excited about this musical partnership. Combining the best of our big band talent with Peter Shannon and the Savannah Philharmonic will make this a very special night. The arrangements have all been written for our own vocalist extraordinaire, Clay Johnson and the lovely and talented Annie Sellick from Nashville, Tennessee.  There is a timeless nature about the great American songbook. This pops audience will see and hear that special recipe”

Tickets range from $16 to $70. Visit www.savannahphilharmonic.org or call the box office directly at 912.525.5050.

ABOUT SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC:

The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) is a professional orchestra presenting a full range of concerts each season (September to May) from classics to pops. The Savannah Philharmonic Chorus is a community-based auditioned ensemble that performs regularly with the orchestra in an oratorio and opera setting, as well as performing a wide range of music from a cappella, baroque to rock and pop standards. Both are 501©3 nonprofit organizations.

The SPO’s mission is to provide the highest level of musical performances and educational programs featuring the highest caliber of professional musicians, a volunteer chorus and internationally acclaimed soloists. The SPO aims to exhilarate, educate and enrich a large and diverse audience in the greater Savannah community. For more information please visit www.savannahphilharmonic.org.  Season subscription packages, as well as individual tickets for single concerts, are now on sale and may be purchased by calling the Savannah Box Office at (912) 525-5050.

If you would like more information about the Savannah Philharmonic, or to schedule an interview with Artistic Director Peter Shannon, please call Mary Catherine Mousourakis/660-2654 or email at info@savannahphilharmonic.org

UPCOMING SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC EVENTS:

Chamber Concert No. 2: The American Influence; Sunday, November 24, 2013  5pm Telfair Academy

20th Century celebration featuring chamber music from celebrated composers including William Grant Still and Arnold Cooke. Tickets are $20.

Holiday Pops; December 13 & 14, 2013  7:30pm Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Sing-along carols, Sleigh RideO Holy Night, and Hallelujah Chorus; its all here! Savannah’s favorite holiday concerts at the beautiful Cathedral. Book early! Tickets $36, $60, & $100

ABOUT JEREMY DAVIS & THE FABULOUS EQUINOX ORCHESTRA:

Live from Savannah, GA , raised in the Louisiana Delta and now performing across the nation, Jeremy Davis is proud to present his Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Don’t expect a concert or a jazz recital, but a one-of-a kind, high-energy stage show featuring some of the best entertainers and musicians the industry has to offer. Their fresh approach to the Great-American Big-Band revival developing across the nation is revolutionary.  Their shows include such a wide array of classic American music ranging from The Rat Pack, Michael Buble and Andy Williams to Ray Charles, Elvis and Johnny Cash.  In his own words, Jeremy describes the band as, “The Dean Martin Variety Show with a touch of A Prairie Home Companion. It’s plain to see that we love what we do, and we love our fans. We’re not your grandfather’s big band.”