Beantown Swing Orchestra: Upcoming Shows
Beantown Swing Orchestra
Friday, April 6, 2012
Monday, December 31, 2012
April 6 presents a great opporunity to see the Beantown Swing Orchestra in action, as they are performing at the Boston Swing Central in Charlestown.
The 18-piece Beantown Swing Orchestra represents the future of big band swing, one of the most sophisticated forms of American music ever created. Unlike a classical orchestra where many instrumentalists play the same part, each of our seventeen instrumentalists' parts are unique and when integrated into the ensemble results in the distinct big band sound recognized by generations worldwide. That's one of the reasons why it remains a classic even today - there is so much involved with the music that you can listen to it over and over and still hear something new each time. It's the opposite of the "dumbing down" of popular music to appeal to the masses. Instead, we are "smartening" it up because we feel the general public is capable of understanding and appreciating music that is more complex, and they deserve a chance to hear and experience it in a modern context.