Free SWINGIN' ON A STAR Celebration of '40s Music Set for Lincoln Center Library Today, 6/23
Today - Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, at 2:30 p.m at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Lincoln Center), The Philhallmonic Society present "Swingin' On A Star"--a musical celebration of the 1940s at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center (entrance on 65th and Amsterdam Avenue). The concert is free with general seating.
Get on board the A-train as The Philhallmonic Society delight you with the magical songs of the era that still captivates with such song classics as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “The Fleet’s In,” “Jukebox Saturday Night,” “In The Mood,” “Laura,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and "La Vie En Rose.”
For additional information, visit www.thephilhallmonicsociety.org or on Facebook--The Philhallmonic Society.
The Philhallmonic Society is made up of professional Broadway, cabaret and classical singers including Karen Arlington, Mary Lou Barber, Dolly Ellen Friedman, Lenore Fuerstman, Jani Gerard, Valerie Lemon, Linda Sue Moshier, Rachael Robbins and Diana Silva. The production is musically staged by Broadway dancer and choreographer Sharon Halley. Musicians Phil Hall (arranger and pianist), Keith Crupi (drums) and Paul Nowinski (bass) will raise the roof with this exuberant music.
Under the leadership of Phil Hall, The Philhallmonic Society is a bevy of beautiful Broadway, cabaret and classical singers who contribute their talents to support humanitarian causes. They sing their hearts out to send a message which is all too often forgotten: it is never too late to follow your passion, and, by doing so, find fulfillment and help others. For over the past year, these multi-talented ladies have been performing free of charge at various charitable organizations from The Actors Fund Home to The Salvation Army residence. The Philhallmonic Society's ensemble of alluring ladies will inspire you with their rich feminine energy and dynamic performances.
Phil Hall for the better part of his career has been a conductor and musical director. He composed the score for “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (Paper Mill Playhouse, Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera, Kansas City Starlight Theatre and North Shore Music Theatre). He vocally arranged SophisticatEd Ellington, at Carnegie Hall for Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops. He was a vocal arranger for “Some Enchanted Evening”—a revue of Rodgers and Hammerstein songs. His arrangements have been published by Warner Brothers' Music and others. On Broadway, he conducted “Play Me A Country Song” and was associate conductor for the Broadway revival of “Mame”, starring Angela Lansbury. Phil has been a conductor/musical director, at The Kennedy Center, St. Louis MUNY, Michigan Opera Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Atlanta’s Theater of the Stars, Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars, Seattle’s Fifth Avenue Theatre, Kansas City Starlight and Indianapolis’ Starlight Theatre in projects as varied as the Yeston/Kopit “Phantom”; “Side By Side By Sondheim”; “Sayonara”; “The Wizard of Oz”; “The Merry Widow”; “42nd Street” and “The Desert Song”. He appeared in “Show Boat”, which aired on PBS' Great Performances series. He appeared in the Mira Sorvino-produced, Griffin Dunne-directed film, “Lisa Picard Is Famous”. Phil has worked with Lily Tomlin, Tommy Tune, Nanette Fabray, Phyllis Diller, Nancy Marchand, Madeline Kahn, Judy Kaye, Donna McKechnie, Gregory Hines, Nancy Dussault, and Teri Hatcher to name a few.
The Philhallmonic Society depends on the generosity of others who believe in their efforts to sing so others can soar. They are a 501(c)(3) organization so the donations are tax deductible.