Salute to musicals

The Palm Court Light Orchestra celebrates Hollywood’s MGM musicals at its April 16 7:30 p.m. concert at the University Centre, Farquhar Auditorium. With mezzo soprano soloist Kathryn Whitney and conductor Charles Job, the orchestra embarks on a musical journey that includes some of the greatest songs ever written.

The MGM musical was a creation of producer Arthur Freed who developed lavish film sets, wonderful musical scores and combined them with the talents of Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Frank Sinatra, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.

From the War Years to the mid 1950s the MGM musical brought joy to thousands around the world. Starting with classics such as Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade, Silk Stockings and Singin’ in the Rain, MGM musicals were a top box office draw.

Tickets for The Palm Court Light Orchestra’s Over the Rainbow are available at the UVic Centre box office 250-721-8480. Go to palmcourtorchestra.com for more information.



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