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Nat “King” Cole and Me, starring Gregory Porter

About This Concert

With a richly textured baritone voice, award-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter brings unique interpretation and lyric soulfulness to original works and classic songs by Nat "King" Cole such as "Mona Lisa" and "Nature Boy" plus Holiday favorites like "The Christmas Song."

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Program Notes PDF

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Gregory Porter, vocals
  • Vincent Mendoza, conductor and arranger

Fun Facts

  • Porter played linebacker for San Diego State University, but a shoulder injury kept him from going pro.
  • He was a cast member of It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, the 1999 Tony Award-winning musical, but he didn’t officially launch his recording career until age 40.
  • This program is part of Minnesota Orchestra’s season-long exploration and celebration of American music.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Premium ticketholders: Please bring your Premium ticket(s) to the Box Office on the day of the concert to pick up your benefit packet.
Live at Orchestra Hall

Nat “King” Cole and Me, starring Gregory Porter

with the Minnesota Orchestra

Tickets

1541538776

1543716000

1573679576

Sat Dec 1 8pm Buy

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter

Premium ticketholders: Please bring your Premium ticket(s) to the Box Office on the day of the concert to pick up your benefit packet.
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Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm

Simpson Housing Services Hats & Mittens Drive

Solomon Parham Jazz Mentorship Quintet


All upcoming OH+ Activities

About This Concert

With a richly textured baritone voice, award-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter brings unique interpretation and lyric soulfulness to original works and classic songs by Nat "King" Cole such as "Mona Lisa" and "Nature Boy" plus Holiday favorites like "The Christmas Song."

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Gregory Porter, vocals
  • Vincent Mendoza, conductor and arranger

Fun Facts

  • Porter played linebacker for San Diego State University, but a shoulder injury kept him from going pro.
  • He was a cast member of It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, the 1999 Tony Award-winning musical, but he didn’t officially launch his recording career until age 40.
  • This program is part of Minnesota Orchestra’s season-long exploration and celebration of American music.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

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OH+ Concert activities on Saturday December 1 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Simpson Housing Services Hats & Mittens Drive

Simpson Housing Services Hats & Mittens Drive

When: Pre-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Donate new or gently used wind and water resistant winter hats and mittens to support Simpson Housing Services, a local nonprofit that helps thousands of people experiencing homelessness find the housing, support, and shelter they need in a time of personal crisis. Look for collection bins near the Christmas tree in the lobby.

Solomon Parham Jazz Mentorship Quintet

Solomon Parham Jazz Mentorship Quintet

When: 6:45pm-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
The Solomon Parham Jazz Mentorship Quintet is a group composed of students from Eden Prairie to St. Paul currently being taught and mentored by Jazz Trumpeter, Solomon Parham.