Frank Sinatra could change an ordinary song into a classic and a great song into a moment etched indelibly in your memory. Steven Reineke conducts this tribute to the Chairman of the Board featuring timeless songs. YYYY/MM/DD
The Best Is Yet to Come: Sinatra and Beyond
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre
Steven Reineke, conductor
Tony DeSare & Montego Glover, special guests
Frank Sinatra could change an ordinary song into a classic and a great song into a moment etched indelibly in your memory. Steven Reineke conducts this tribute to the Chairman of the Board featuring timeless songs.
$93 Dress Circle (A)
$83 Terrace (B)
$71 Orchestra (C)
$51 Upper Circle (D)
Tickets subject to applicable service charges.
Bill & Mary Jo Robbins
Steven Reineke has established himself as one of North America's leading conductors of popular music. Mr. Reineke is the Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Pops Conductor Designate of the Houston Symphony. He previously held the posts of Principal Pops Conductor of the Long Beach and Modesto Symphony Orchestras and Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. He is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra and has been on the podium with the Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia. His extensive North American conducting appearances include San Francisco, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Vancouver, Ottawa (National Arts Centre), Detroit, Milwaukee and Calgary.
As the creator of more than one hundred orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Mr. Reineke’s work has been performed worldwide, and can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recordings on the Telarc label. His symphonic works Celebration Fanfare, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Casey at the Bat are performed frequently in North America, including performances by the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic. A native of Ohio, Mr. Reineke is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, where he earned bachelor of music degrees with honors in both trumpet performance and music composition. He currently resides in New York City with his husband Eric Gabbard.
Mr. Reineke last appeared with the ESO in June 2016.
Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness and robust musicality. Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has three top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, the Today Show and his music has been posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei. DeSare has also collaborated with Youtube icons Postmodern Jukebox.
Notwithstanding his critically acclaimed turns as a singer/pianist, DeSare is also an accomplished award-winning composer. He not only won first place in the USA Songwriting Contest, but has written the theme song for the motion picture, My Date With Drew, several broadcast commercials and has composed the full soundtrack for the December 2016 Hallmark Channel film Love Always, Santa. His sound is romantic, swinging and sensual, but what sets DeSare apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh and contemporary, yet pays homage to the Great American Songbook. His compositions include a wide-range of romantic, funny, and soulful sounds that can be found on his top-selling recordings.
DeSare’s forthcoming appearances include the Minnesota Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the American Theatre in Hampton, VA.
DeSare releases new recordings, videos of standards and new originals every few weeks on his YouTube channel, iTunes and Spotify. Follow Tony on Facebook, Twitter and subscribe on YouTube to stay connected.
Tony DeSare is a Yamaha Artist.
Montego Glover created the role of Felicia Farrell in the Broadway hit musical Memphis and received a Tony Award Nomination for Lead Actress in a Musical, as well as a Drama League Nomination and won both the Outer Critics’ Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award for her performance. Other Broadway: Nina in The Royale at Lincoln Center Theater, for which Ms. Glover earned her second Drama Desk Award, Fantine in the latest revival of Les Miserables, Annie Shepard in the new musical It Shoulda Been You. Ms. Glover made her Broadway debut in The Color Purple (original Broadway production) in the roles of Celie & Nettie. Currently, she is creating the role of Xholiswa Khenketha in a new musical Sousatzka coming to Broadway in the Fall of 2017.
While based in New York, Ms. Glover has been privileged to travel to a number of exciting theater companies around the country including: La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Geffen Playhouse, The Huntington Theatre, and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre to name a few. The productions have been as varied as the locations: Aida (four productions in the role of Aida, IRNE Award-Best Actress in a Musical), Ragtime (two productions in the role of Sarah), Dreamgirls (Lorrell), She Loves Me (Ms. Ritter), Oklahoma (Ado Annie), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Westside Story (Anita), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magadelene), Once On This Island (TiMoune, Helen Hayes Award Nomination), and The Royale (Nina, Craig Noel Award Nomination) among others.
Ms. Glover an impressive list of credits in concert work both in New York and around the country. She has been a Guest Artist with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Orchestra, The Houston Symphony, Sun Valley Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Caramoor Music Festival, the Smith Center in Las Vegas, Concordia Conservatory and most recently the Jacksonville Symphony.
While thriving in the theatre and concert work, Ms. Glover also spends time in television, film, and commercials. On television she has appeared on Black Box, The Following, Hostages,Smash, Golden Boy, The Good Wife, White Collar, NYC 22, Law & Order, and Made In Jersey as well as several award winning programs for PBS including Memphis on Broadway. Ms. Glover has just completed work on a new film called Alone. Her numerous commercial campaigns include: Campbell’s Soup, Chase, Samsung, Verizon, Charmin, Subway, Nickelodeon, and McDonald’s, as well as voicing for networks, gaming and animated characters.
Ms. Glover has served on the Artists’ Committee for the Kennedy Center Honors, the Artists' Committee for Lincoln Center Theatre and supports the community efforts of the New York Pops as a PopsEd Ambassador. @montegoglover
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre
#4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
The Francis Winspear Centre for Music is on the corner of 102nd Avenue and 99th Street, in the heart of The Arts District in downtown Edmonton. It is readily accessible by car, Edmonton Transit (bus and LRT), and the Pedway system.
The City of Edmonton provides over 1500 convenient parking stalls within a 5-minute walk from Winspear Centre, The Citadel Theatre and Shaw Conference Centre. The Library, Canada Place and City Hall Parkades provide heated underground parking with pedway connections to the event venues. Parking is also available at on-street meters in the vicinity.
Nearly every level of the Winspear Centre is able to accommodate patrons with wheelchairs. Please advise our Box Office staff when you purchase your tickets that access to wheelchair seating will be necessary.
The Winspear Centre can provide an assistive listening device if you require one. Please visit the concierge desk in the main lobby.
Dining Near the Winspear
The Winspear Centre's downtown location is ideally situated for some of the best dining experiences Edmonton has to offer. Whether you're seeking dinner before the show or a late night treat after, you can find it at one of these restaurants located within a few blocks of the Winspear Centre.
At the Event
What to Wear
For some, an event at a world-class facility like the Winspear Centre is a great excuse to dress to the nines. But it’s hardly necessary. If that’s your style – go for it! If it’s not – hey, you paid for the ticket, so do what makes you feel comfortable. You’ll see a wide range of dress, from casual to pretty classy, depending on the kind of event it is. Business casual is probably a great middle ground for most Edmonton Symphony Orchestra concerts.
Perfume & Scents
In consideration to your fellow patrons who may have sensitivities or allergies to scented products, we ask that you use such products with great discretion. If, as a patron, you experience difficulty due to another patron’s use of fragrance, please alert our front of house staff, who will do everything possible to accommodate you.
Food & Beverage
The Winspear Centre has a number of stations in operation pre-show and during intermission. Bars, coffee bars, dessert stations and a martini bar are waiting for you. A good bet for intermission is to pre-order your drink before the show, and it will be waiting for you, so you can avoid lining up during the break.
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