The Harry James Orchestra Holiday Concert: Seasonal Swing MusicCarpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB (6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815)
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- $10.00 - $18.50*
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The last date listed for The Harry James Orchestra Holiday Concert was Sunday December 4, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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Business casual was fine as well as Christmas attire colors
Just had water
24 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Jul 16 2012
We took our neighbors with us-both in their 70's. Bob had to bring his portable oxygen and the staff at the Carpenter center were so kind and accommodating for him. It was so easy getting to our seats and we all enjoyed an afternoon of beautiful music.
Written on Dec 18 2011
Fred Radke was simply amazing on the trumpet and his entire band was excellent. The seats were even better than we expected.
Written on Dec 15 2011
The Harry James Orchestra and their big band sounds were phenomenal! Much as it was advertised as a holiday concert, I hoped they would play a few non holiday big band tunes as well. They did. As a matter of fact, it shouldn't have been billed as a holiday concert due to the lack of holiday music! This was ok with me, with one big exception, the band leader's wife came out to sing with the band....um, nicely put, she NEEDS to retire. She was so off key much of the time that it was excruciating to sit through. And, I do not think that a big band should be playing show tunes to accompany the band leader's wife. Show tunes from Sound of Music were not meant to be played by big bands!
If it's not truly a holiday concert, then advertise it as a big band concert with some holiday music added as a bonus. That would have been better to know. As for this woman singing, I'm sure she is a nice lady, I'll bet she had a great voice back in the day, but please don't subject us inferior musicality when we are paying money to see the events!
Written on Dec 07 2011
The vocalist was out of sync with the orchestra. I did not like a medley of tunes from the sound of music in this venue. There are too many really great tunes from the big band era that she could have sung instead.
More Information About The Harry James Orchestra Holiday Concert
The holidays will be in full swing, as the inimitable style of the Harry James Orchestra delivers Yule-time favorites along with classic tracks like “I’ll Get By,” “I Don’t Want to Walk Without You,” “I Cried for You,” “I Had the Craziest Dream” and “I’ve Heard That Song Before” — all under the direction of lead trumpet virtuoso Fred Radke — a bravura performance!