The Mason Warrington Orchestra, the Southern Tier’s premier big band, returns to the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage in Johnson City for an All-American concert celebrating Veteran’s Day weekend, on Sunday, November 12 at 2pm.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and students, and can be purchased online at goodwilltheatre.net or by calling the Box Office at: (607) 772-2404, ext. 301. The concert will feature music of the popular bands of the WWII era, such as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Les Brown, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, along with vocalists such as Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Vera Lynn and the Andrews Sisters.
“This very talented group of musicians has been performing at the Firehouse for several years,” said Naima Kradjian, Goodwill Theatre CEO. “Their concerts are very popular with our audiences and we’re glad to be able to bring them back for two performances as part of our tenth season.”
The Mason Warrington Orchestra has performed at the Forum Theater, Vestal Memorial Park, the Stage at Little Italy, the Kalurah Temple, and the Vestal American Legion. They performed two sold-out concerts last season at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage.
The band’s musical director is Hank Slechta. The saxophone section includes Al Hamme, Dan Miller, Tim Donlin, Hank Slechta, and Jeremy Corcoran. The trumpet section includes Alan Howell, Corky Klinko, Nate Sodeur, and Larry West. The trombone section includes Mike Rohrbach, Warren Harrold, and Bob Wagner. Jim Ford plays piano, Tom Federowicz plays bass, and Brad Nemcek plays drums. Vocalists Judy Giblin and Ralph Muro will be joined by two guest vocalists, Ethelyn Enos and Debbie Miller.
The Mason Warrington Orchestra will return in the spring to perform a Richard Rodgers tribute concert, which will feature Rodgers’ hit songs, written in collaboration with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II.