Byron Stripling What a Wonderful World: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong


Saturday, February 11, 2017 7:30PM
Boettcher Concert Hall

Byron Stripling What a Wonderful World: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong
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Andres Lopera, conductor
Byron Stripling, trumpet/vocals

Byron Stripling’s electrifying and heartfelt tribute to Louis Armstrong has become America’s most popular orchestral Pops program. With his engaging rapport, smooth vocals and virtuosic trumpet technique, Byron dazzles audiences across the globe. Musical hits from the Armstrong songbook include, “What A Wonderful World,” “Mack the Knife,” “Ain’t Misbehavin,” “Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans,” “Hello Dolly,” and “Basin Street Blues.” With his signature version of “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In” to close the show, Byron celebrates the spirit of the great Louis Armstrong and leaves ’em dancing in the aisles!

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Musician picks!
Why some of our very own think you should see this performance!

Jason Lichtenwalter – English Horn and Oboe
"I once did a research project on jazz and was daunted by Louis Armstrong's formidable influence on the art form. I also remember honking out "When the Saints Go Marching In" on a plastic oboe and store-bought reed in the bleachers at a cold football game with my junior-high band (somehow I doubt my performance rivaled Satchmo's famous 1938 recording)."

Phillip Hembree – Assistant Principal Trumpet
"Anyone who loves jazz will not want to miss this concert. I had the pleasure of meeting Bryan Stripling when I was in school at Rice University and, in addition to being a wonderful person, he is an inspiring musician and entertainer. Hearing Louis’ music brought to life on a live stage will be a wonderful experience."

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