Tuesday 16th April 7.30 pm
The Kings Church
With an unparalleled reputation across the UK, Europe and beyond, for 50 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra has been recreating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s to widespread acclaim.
The orchestra has played in most of the major concert houses in Europe, including the Musikhalle in Hamburg, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the National Concert House in Dublin and the Doelen in Rotterdam.
It has toured the USA four times, recorded more than forty albums, the latest releases as CDs (available here). The Orchestra has provided music for films, such as ‘Comedian Harmonists’ (Josef Vilsmaier) and completed a soundtrack for ‘Just a Gigolo’ 1980 with David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich (her last film). It has appeared at Buckingham Palace (Christmas party 2010), and its soundtracks have been used in numerous advertising campaigns.
The Orchestra presents an unbeatable live concert at theatres across Europe presenting the songs of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, and orchestrations from Duke Ellington, Ray Noble and Fletcher Henderson. The show also includes songs that were sung by Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby and Al Bowlly, all served up with a liberal dash of ‘British humour’. As one critic put it, ‘Unbeatable, pure Champagne!’
"It is said that if some Pasadena Roof Orchestra tunes are floating past her window, the Queen is not displeased."
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
"An evening of rare musical entertainment."
THE FINANCIAL TIMES
Tickets: £25 (adults) Students Free
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