Swing On! Doc's Big Band Birthday Bash

Swing On! Doc's Big Band Birthday Bash

We celebrated legendary trumpeter and pops conductor laureate Doc Seversinen's 90th birthday this Saturday at Orchestra Hall. It was a whirlwind musical adventure featuring big band classics, opera and classical favorites, and stellar guest artists. Happy Birthday, Doc!

Photos by Greg Helgeson

Sarah Hicks and Doc Severinsen
Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall Sarah Hicks with pops conductor laureate Doc Severinsen

Happy Birthday, Doc
Celebrating Doc's 90th Birthday

Manny Laureano, Doc Severinsen, Charles Lazarus
Principal Trumpet Manny Laureano, Doc Severinsen, and Charles Lazarus

Mack The Knife
Byron Stripling and Doc Severinsen after a swinging performance of "Mack the Knife"

Doc and Charlie Bisharat
Doc Severinsen and guest violinist Charlie Bisharat performing Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia" with the big band

Doc Severinsen
Doc Severinsen

Jeff Tyzik, Byron Stripling, Allen Vizzutti, and Doc Severinsen
Conductor Jeff Tyzik conducts the Minnesota Orchestra in a Gershwin medley featuring trumpets Byron Stripling, Allen Vizzutti, and Doc Severinsen

Byron Stripling, Allen Vizzutti, and Doc Severinsen
Trumpets Byron Stripling, Allen Vizzutti, and Doc Severinsen

Doc Severinsen
Doc Severinsen conducts

Doc, Joseph Volverton, Vanessa Thomas
Doc conducts an encore of Puccini's "Nessun dorma" featuring tenor Joesph Wolverton and vocalist Vanessa Thomas

Swing On! Doc's Big Band Birthday Bash
Doc Severinsen and all the evening's guest performers take a bow with the Minnesota Orchestra

Sarah Hicks and her pup Pinkerton
Sarah Hicks and her pup Pinkerton

Doc's coats
An audience member checks out Doc's flashy wardrobe on display in the Orchestra Hall lobby

Minnesota Orchestra
Doc thanks the audience post-concert

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