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The Midtown Men
—four stars from the original Broadway cast of
Jersey Boys
—have vaulted from the heights
of Broadway to concert stages across America, bringing their lively versions of the greatest pop songs of the
1960s to audiences of all ages. Featuring Tony Award winner
Christian Hoff
, Tony Award nominee
J. Robert Spencer
Michael Longoria
Daniel Reichard
, the group has earned praise from critics
and fans as well as many icons of ’60s rock music. Its debut album of ’60s hits was released in 2011.
Last season the Midtown Men appeared together on
Good Morning America
, CBS’
The Chew
; they also sang in front of 25,000 people at
the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House. They collaborated
with Stevie Van Zandt and members of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street
Band on a Christmas single, with proceeds benefitting American Red
Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief; they then performed in New
York City alongside Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Tom Morcello,
Dion and Darlene Love. For more information on the group and
its four members, visit
Sarah Hicks
is principal conductor of the Minnesota
Orchestra’s Live at Orchestra Hall series. Highlights of her
current season, in addition to upcoming Minnesota Orchestra
performances of music from Pixar’s popular animated
films, include return engagements with the San
Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and
Milwaukee Symphony, and debuts with orchestras
including the Pittsburgh Symphony, Cincinnati
Symphony and Alabama Symphony. In 2011 she toured
with British rock icon Sting, leading 31 concerts over
two months in venues throughout Europe. For more
information, visit
june 20
The Midtown Men
Friday, June 20, 2014, 8 pm Orchestra Hall
Tonight’s program will be announced from the stage.
There will be one intermission.
The Midtown Men
with the Minnesota Orchestra
Sarah Hicks
, conductor
Christian Hoff • Michael Longoria • Daniel Reichard • J. Robert Spencer
Live at Orchestra Hall
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