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The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Reviews

Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB (Long Beach, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

19 ratings
4.9 average rating
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406 events
329 reviews
506 stars
attended May 19 2013

Great experience, from the friendly staff, comfortable seats, energetic performances and fun musicians.

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406 events
329 reviews
506 stars
20 events
12 reviews
8 stars
attended May 19 2013

Very enjoyable program of Big Band music - very professional and very talented musicians. Ticket table at Will Call was well organized - no hassle whatsoever. Venue is very nice - cozy and excellent acoustics.

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9 events
5 reviews
4 stars
attended May 19 2013

First of all, the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at CSULB is a beautiful venue; there's not a bad seat in the house. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra lived up to their reputation! My dad, a musician for 75 years, went along to the show, and saw many...continued

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40 events
20 reviews
22 stars
attended May 19 2013

It was fabulous! My friend and I couldn't hold still - we wanted to dance! The sound and the arrangements were so good - just wanted them to keep playing and playing. Please bring them back again!

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47 events
19 reviews
11 stars
attended May 19 2013

Very small venue which was great. Difficult for older adults to get to seats if they have a wheel chair or walker. The sound of the band was fantastic. I would recommend this concert and this venue to anyone.

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40 events
18 reviews
9 stars
attended May 19 2013

I never knew I would like Big Bands since it was before my time but my friend got me going on it. All the old favs were played. Good fun and the tickets were cheap.

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15 events
12 reviews
5 stars
attended May 19 2013

Great music and sound! The Big Band sounded great! At first the audio was a bit too loud and tinny but the sound-man soon adjusted it. The "boy singer" Brian Anthony was great...he wasn't trying to mimic Sinatra or copy others, but used his own...continued

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24 events
8 reviews
4 stars
attended May 19 2013

It was a wonderful show. Hope to see them again soon. Thanks for the comp tickets.

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11 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended May 19 2013

Experiencing the orchestra was truly exhilarating...so professional and well-rehearsed. Completely worth the time and money, especially if, like me, you've never seen a well known swing band...and they don't get any better than Tommy Dorsey.

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7 events
3 reviews
43 stars
attended May 19 2013

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Very Talented, I'm so glad I was able to see them at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. This venue was excellent in my opinion, as I have seen a few other Big Band Orchestras. The parking was easy to get into, and the...continued

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Tracey
8 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 19 2013

Awesome music! Big swingin' bands are never out of style!

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 19 2013

The orchestra and the bandleader were terrific. It was a lovely trip down memory lane.

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2 events
1 review
2 stars
attended May 19 2013

From parking to performance, I took my wheelchair bound Aunt and we both enjoyed the experience! I will always remember the great smile on my Aunts face that day and to this day when she reminisces, there's that awesome smile.
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2 events
1 review
1 stars
attended May 19 2013

I surprised my baby brother with tickets to this concert, since we're both HUGE fans of the big-band era. We were both grinning from ear to ear all the way through the concert. We were some of the youngest people in attendance, but it was truly...continued

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