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Our Love is Here to Stay: Charles Lazarus and The Steeles

About This Concert:

Join Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Charles Lazarus and Minneapolis family quintet The Steeles for an era-spanning journey through the New American Songbook from Gershwin and Ellington to Stevie Wonder and Prince.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Roderick Cox, conductor
  • Charles Lazarus, trumpet / The Steeles, vocalists
  • Tommy Barbarella, keyboards, arranger and producer
  • Cory Wong, guitar
  • Jeff Bailey, bass
  • David Schmalenberger, drums
  • Ken Chastain, percussion

Download program notes (pdf)

Fun Facts:

  • This show brings audiences through the "New American Songbook" of 20th century popular music. Journey from the musical kaleidoscope of New York City to New Orleans—the birthplace of jazz—with highlights from Philly soul, Motown hits, Chicago blues, and West Coast cool.
  • Opening with the music of Gershwin and closing with an encore of Prince’s Purple Rain as performed before 65,000 roaring fans at the Minnesota Vikings 2016 season opener, this is a can’t-miss performance.
  • The Steeles appeared on 5 albums with Prince (Graffiti Bridge, Diamonds and Pearls, 1-800-New Funk, The Gold Experience and The Love Symbol Album) and starred in the Broadway hit The Gospel at Colonus.
  • A Minnesota Orchestra member since 2000, Charles Lazarus has helmed original productions for the Orchestra as soloist, composer and bandleader. A versatile virtuoso, he was a member of the Canadian Brass, opened for Tony Bennett, and has performed with Barry White and Joe Williams.
  • New York Newsday hails Lazarus's "bedazzling technique and refined sense of musicianship," and the Washington Post says, "Lazarus could have tumbled the walls of Jericho."
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Symphony Ball 2018
Live at Orchestra Hall

Our Love is Here to Stay: Charles Lazarus and The Steeles

with the Minnesota Orchestra

Tickets

125371731788

1523062800

125403872588

Fri Apr 6 2018 8pm

Charles Lazarus | Photo © Travis Anderson

Charles Lazarus | Photo © Travis Anderson

About This Concert:

Join Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Charles Lazarus and Minneapolis family quintet The Steeles for an era-spanning journey through the New American Songbook from Gershwin and Ellington to Stevie Wonder and Prince.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Roderick Cox, conductor
  • Charles Lazarus, trumpet / The Steeles, vocalists
  • Tommy Barbarella, keyboards, arranger and producer
  • Cory Wong, guitar
  • Jeff Bailey, bass
  • David Schmalenberger, drums
  • Ken Chastain, percussion

Download program notes (pdf)

Fun Facts:

  • This show brings audiences through the "New American Songbook" of 20th century popular music. Journey from the musical kaleidoscope of New York City to New Orleans—the birthplace of jazz—with highlights from Philly soul, Motown hits, Chicago blues, and West Coast cool.
  • Opening with the music of Gershwin and closing with an encore of Prince’s Purple Rain as performed before 65,000 roaring fans at the Minnesota Vikings 2016 season opener, this is a can’t-miss performance.
  • The Steeles appeared on 5 albums with Prince (Graffiti Bridge, Diamonds and Pearls, 1-800-New Funk, The Gold Experience and The Love Symbol Album) and starred in the Broadway hit The Gospel at Colonus.
  • A Minnesota Orchestra member since 2000, Charles Lazarus has helmed original productions for the Orchestra as soloist, composer and bandleader. A versatile virtuoso, he was a member of the Canadian Brass, opened for Tony Bennett, and has performed with Barry White and Joe Williams.
  • New York Newsday hails Lazarus's "bedazzling technique and refined sense of musicianship," and the Washington Post says, "Lazarus could have tumbled the walls of Jericho."

OH+ Concert activities on Friday April 6 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Vote for Your Favorite Movie Soundtrack

Vote for Your Favorite Movie Soundtrack

When: Pre-concert & Intermission
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Visit the Symphony Ball table to enjoy a free popcorn sample (while supplies last) and cast your vote for a chance to win a pair of Partier tickets to our annual gala ($150 value).

Harvest Network of Schools/MacPhail

Harvest Network of Schools/MacPhail

When: 7-7:30pm
Where: Target Atrium
Started in 2013, the Harvest/MacPhail Strings Program provides violin and cello lessons for students in grades 5-8. Teaching artists Jenny Asparro, Katherine Canon, and Makayla Ferraro work with students to develop playing skills and a positive attitude toward music making and learning. The program includes guest visits from Minnesota Orchestra musicians.