JERSEY BOYS Stars to Join Atlanta Symphony for SIXTIES HITS WITH THE MIDTOWN MEN, 4/19-20
Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in "Sixties Hits with The Midtown Men" April 19 and 20 at 8:00 p.m., in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center.
Four stars from the original cast of the critically-acclaimed musical Jersey Boys recapture the magical soundtrack of the 1960s with hits by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, plus other favorites including "So Happy Together," "Up on the Roof," and more.
Much in demand across the United States and Canada, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski is the first to ever hold the title at the Orchestra. Known for his entertaining programs and clever humor, Michael Krajewski also holds the title of principal pops conductor with the Houston and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestras.
As a guest conductor Michael has performed with the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Other guest conducting appearances include the San Francisco, Dallas, Baltimore, Detroit, Indianapolis, Phoenix and National symphonies, as well as many other orchestras across the United States. In Canada he has led the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Edmonton and Winnipeg symphonies. Other international appearances include performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra in concerts in Belfast and Dublin.
Michael is the conductor of the video Silver Screen Serenade with violinist Jenny Oaks Baker that aired worldwide on BYU Broadcasting. On recording he has led the Houston Symphony on two holiday albums: Glad Tidings and Christmas Festival. Michael's collaborative programs have included such artists as flutist James Galway, mezzo Marilyn Horne, guitarist Angel Romero, and pop artists Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Ben Folds, Doc Severinsen, Patti Austin, Sandi Patti, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Pink Martini, Rockapella, Ann Hampton Callaway, Cirque de la Symphonie, Classical Mystery Tour and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
With degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Michael furthered his training at the Pierre Monteux Domaine School for Conductors. He was a Dorati Fellowship Conductor with the Detroit Symphony and later served as that orchestra's assistant conductor. He was resident conductor of the Florida Symphony and for eleven years served as music director of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. Michael lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife Darcy. When not conducting he enjoys travel, photography, jogging, bicycling, and solving the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle.
This special concert tour of The Midtown Men reunites four stars from the Original Cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys. Tony-Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony-Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the 1960s!
During their time in the mega-hit musical Jersey Boys, these four talented artists shared the stage for over a thousand performances. Additionally, they delighted television audiences with appearanceson the Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve, among many others. They also performed at Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, the US OPEN, Yankee Stadium and Broadway on Broadway in Times Square and are featured on the show's Grammy-Award-winning album.
Now these four Broadway Stars are taking their own unique sound and chemistry on the road, singing the hits of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Jackson Five, The Mamas and The Papas, the Four Seasons and more. This electrifying and heartfelt new concert is thrilling audiences from coast-to-coast and is quickly developing an impressive following of all ages.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), currently in its 68th season, is one of America's leading orchestras. It performs great music, presents leading artists, educates and engages music lovers. The ASO serves as the cornerstone for artistic development and music education in the southeast. It performs more than 200 concerts each year for a combined audience of more than a half million in a full schedule of performances. It also reaches more than 67,000 students and underserved members of the community through its education and community outreach programs.
Single tickets for this performance are $24-$60. All single tickets for the 2012-2013 season are on sale now, and available online at atlantasymphony.org, or by calling 404.733.5000. Tickets may also be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, all ticketmaster outlets, and the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office, located in the Woodruff Arts Center at 15th and Peachtree Streets. Box office hours are Monday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.