February performances at Chandler Center for the Arts

Tobin Ernst

California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio

Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket Pricing: $22, $26 and $32

The universe of guitar knows no boundaries for The California Guitar Trio. Since 1991, Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards have enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. The trio’s questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music.

Described by the Canadian Broadcasting Company as “the hottest guitar ensemble in Canada,” the Montreal Guitar Trio is composed of guitarists Marc Morin, Sébastien Dufour and Glenn Lévesque. When both ensembles join forces, they give an unforgettable concert and brilliantly perform some of the greatest rock classics from Queen and The Beatles, as well as spaghetti western themes by Ennio Morricone and some of their original compositions.

Pump Boys and Dinettes

Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket Pricing: $44, $54 and $64

Drive a ways outta town, somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, North Carolina, and you’ll come to a filling station run by L. M. and Jim. Across the blacktop is the Double Cupp Diner, operated by Rhetta and Prudie Cupp. To look at it, you wouldn’t know that this little stop on Highway 57 is where all the action is, but trust us—once the boys get that guitar and bass fiddle revved up, you won’t want to be anywhere else. Pump Boys and Dinettes is a countrified musical packed with highly entertaining toe-tappers such as “Drinkin’ Shoes,” “Farmer Tan” and “The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine!”

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Sunday, February 26,2017, at 3:00 p.m.

Ticket Pricing: $30, $36 and $40

Back by popular demand! This show features over 40 hit songs from four decades of jukebox chart toppers! “Tuxedo Junction,” “In The Mood,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and “Moonlight Seranade” were all major hit records. Miller played to sell-out crowds, and his music constantly dominated the airwaves from 1938-1942. Just prior to going into the army, he had disbanded his famous orchestra and eventually formed the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band to entertain the servicemen. On December 15, Major Miller took off in an ancient, single-engine plane from London to precede his band to Paris. The weather was foreboding. Not very confident, he said to the pilot, “Maybe we ought to call this off.” The flight officer ribbed him about his fear of flying, “Do you want to live forever?” Glenn Miller disappeared on December 15, 1944. The bandleader went down over the English Channel at the height of his popularity.

Now, over 60 years since the public first embraced the successful Miller Sound, both the legend and the music live on. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most sought-after big band in the world today for both concert and dance engagements. Still considered the greatest band of all time, its unique sound is loved by almost anybody that cares for dance music.

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Venue: Chandler Center for the Arts

Venue Address: 250 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ 85225

Venue Website: www.chandlercenter.org

Box Office Phone: 480-782-2680