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Swing On! Doc's Big Band Birthday Bash

About this Concert:

Celebrate the 90th Birthday of the world’s most beloved trumpeter whose showmanship is as white-hot as ever.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Doc Severinsen, trumpet, conductor and guest of honor
  • Jeff Tyzik, trumpet and conductor
  • Byron Stripling, trumpet
  • Allen Vizzutti, trumpet
  • Vanessa Thomas, vocals
  • Joseph Wolverton, vocals
  • Mary Louise Knutson, piano
  • Kevin Thomas, bass
  • Stockton Helbing, drums

Download program notes » (pdf)

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Doc's Classical Playlist: A Severinsen Celebration, Jul 21, 2017 »

Fun Facts:

  • Write Doc a birthday note, snap a photo with a life-sized Doc cutout or walk down memory lane with a display showcasing stories from Doc’s impressive career. Post-concert festivities will include complimentary cake and coffee!
  • Feeling festive? Audience members are invited to dress like Doc.
  • Doc’s Big Band will play those Severinsen-selected standards we know and love.
  • Carl H. Severinsen, Jr., is a native of Arlington, in rural north-central Oregon, population 586, “Home of the Honkers.”
  • Severinsen and his band were the musical anchor for 30 years (1962-92) of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Doc was famous not just for his titanium chops but for his fashion-crashing outfits.
  • After a Severinsen concert last fall in Maryland, a D.C. critic gave the concert five brass stars and raved that Doc “…has still got an incredible set of lungs.”
  • Severinsen, who rides horses and works out several times a week, is already planning his 100th birthday, which he says will include an all-day trail ride and music: “If I’m not playing, I get no fun out of that. Playing and a good cigar is what will get your through the day.”
  • Attention Jingle Bell Doc fans! Please note that Doc will not be performing here in December 2017—so if Doc is part of your annual concert-going tradition, then you won’t want to miss seeing him on the Orchestra Hall stage during Sommerfest.

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Sommerfest

Swing On! Doc's Big Band Birthday Bash

Tickets

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1532399413

Sat Jul 22 8pm

Doc Severinsen

Doc Severinsen

About this Concert:

Celebrate the 90th Birthday of the world’s most beloved trumpeter whose showmanship is as white-hot as ever.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Doc Severinsen, trumpet, conductor and guest of honor
  • Jeff Tyzik, trumpet and conductor
  • Byron Stripling, trumpet
  • Allen Vizzutti, trumpet
  • Vanessa Thomas, vocals
  • Joseph Wolverton, vocals
  • Mary Louise Knutson, piano
  • Kevin Thomas, bass
  • Stockton Helbing, drums

Download program notes » (pdf)

You may also like:

Doc's Classical Playlist: A Severinsen Celebration, Jul 21, 2017 »

Fun Facts:

  • Write Doc a birthday note, snap a photo with a life-sized Doc cutout or walk down memory lane with a display showcasing stories from Doc’s impressive career. Post-concert festivities will include complimentary cake and coffee!
  • Feeling festive? Audience members are invited to dress like Doc.
  • Doc’s Big Band will play those Severinsen-selected standards we know and love.
  • Carl H. Severinsen, Jr., is a native of Arlington, in rural north-central Oregon, population 586, “Home of the Honkers.”
  • Severinsen and his band were the musical anchor for 30 years (1962-92) of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Doc was famous not just for his titanium chops but for his fashion-crashing outfits.
  • After a Severinsen concert last fall in Maryland, a D.C. critic gave the concert five brass stars and raved that Doc “…has still got an incredible set of lungs.”
  • Severinsen, who rides horses and works out several times a week, is already planning his 100th birthday, which he says will include an all-day trail ride and music: “If I’m not playing, I get no fun out of that. Playing and a good cigar is what will get your through the day.”
  • Attention Jingle Bell Doc fans! Please note that Doc will not be performing here in December 2017—so if Doc is part of your annual concert-going tradition, then you won’t want to miss seeing him on the Orchestra Hall stage during Sommerfest.

OH+ Concert activities on Saturday July 22 / see all upcoming OH+ events

$5 Early Happy Hour

$5 Early Happy Hour

When: 6-7pm
Where: All lobby and patio bars
Cheers! All wine, beer and Sommerfest Craft Cocktails are just $5 during the first hour that our lobby is open.

Free Music: Ruckus Hip Hop

Free Music: Ruckus Hip Hop

When: 6-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
Ruckus Hip Hop Jazz melds the styles of hip-hop and jazz into one, creating an experience like no other. No ticket required! Free and open to the public.

Celebrate Doc!

Celebrate Doc!

When: Pre- & post-concert
Where: Throughout lobby
Write Doc a birthday note, snap a photo with a life-sized Doc cutout or walk down memory lane with a display showcasing stories from Doc’s impressive career. Post-concert festivities will include complimentary cake and coffee!

Play, Explore, Enjoy!

Play, Explore, Enjoy!

When: Pre- and Post-concert
Where: Throughout Orchestra Hall
It's all about fun and games this year. Challenge your friends to a giant game of Scrabble or chess, play the smartphone augmented reality scavenger hunt to find Osmo Vänskä, experience the USS Enterprise in virtual reality, listen to vinyl records and more! Details »