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
Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall Sarah Hicks with pops conductor laureate Doc Severinsen
Celebrating Doc's 90th Birthday
Principal Trumpet Manny Laureano, Doc Severinsen, and Charles Lazarus
Byron Stripling and Doc Severinsen after a swinging performance of "Mack the Knife"
Doc Severinsen and guest violinist Charlie Bisharat performing Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia" with the big band
Conductor Jeff Tyzik conducts the Minnesota Orchestra in a Gershwin medley featuring trumpets Byron Stripling, Allen Vizzutti, and Doc Severinsen
Trumpets Byron Stripling, Allen Vizzutti, and Doc Severinsen
Doc Severinsen conducts
Doc conducts an encore of Puccini's "Nessun dorma" featuring tenor Joesph Wolverton and vocalist Vanessa Thomas
Doc Severinsen and all the evening's guest performers take a bow with the Minnesota Orchestra
Sarah Hicks and her pup Pinkerton
An audience member checks out Doc's flashy wardrobe on display in the Orchestra Hall lobby
Doc thanks the audience post-concert