The swingin’ sounds of classic Frank Sinatra — from his early days as a teen idol to his ring-a-ding-dingin’ years in the 1960s — will be backed by the lush sounds of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, with the BSO’s four annual pops concert, “Simply Sinatra.”
“Simply Sinatra” features renowned Sinatra vocalist Steve Lippia, as he takes audience members on a tour of the Chairman of the Board’s whole career. Lippia has performed in nearly every state in the union, in both a Sinatra tribute show and a program of jazz standards. Lippia combines his own musical interpretation and with the influence of the greatest singers of an incredible era in American music. In “Simply Sinatra,” he expertly delivers standards permanently engraved in music history, including “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” “Mack the Knife,” “Just the Way You Are,” and “That’s Life.”
Tickets for Saturday’s 8 p.m. performance at the Collins Center for the Arts are $53-$63 and are available online at collinscenterforthearts.com, or at the CCA box office, or by calling 581-1755.
The following day, the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra will give its 2013 spring concert, set for 4 p.m. at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University. The concert, led by BSO conductor Lucas Richman and BSYO director Gina Provenzano, is free and open to the public.
For information on all upcoming BSO performances, visit bangorsymphony.org.