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Too Marvelous for Words: Music of Frank Sinatra
Boston, Massachusetts
Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 7:30 PM
Conductor: Ken Schaphorst
Contributor: Jack Lawrence (Lyrics)
The NEC Jazz Orchestra and student vocalists will be joined by the NEC Philharmonia string section to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth.

The concert features many of the most famous arrangements associated with Sinatra, including Nelson Riddle’s arrangements of “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “Witchcraft” as well as Quincy Jones’s arrangements of “Fly Me To the Moon,” “The Best is Yet to Come,” and “You Make Me Feel So Young.”

The quest for the charts to these arrangements has led Ken Schaphorst to archives all over the country, with clues provided by his knowledge of the history of Sinatra's bandleaders and arrangers.

Members of the NEC Philharmonia augment the NEC Jazz Orchestra for the second half of the program, beginning with "It Happened in Monterey."

Photo: William P. Gottlieb / Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

Chloe Brisson is recipient of the Beneficent Society Scholarship
Joseph Copeland is recipient of the The Charlotte Cohen Milman Endowed Scholarship
Elly Hoyt is recipient of the Lynne and Frank Wisneski Fund
Robbie Pate is recipient of the Edith R. Stern Scholarship
Liz Tobias is recipient of the Vincent Bajakian Scholarship Fund and the Helena Foundation Presidential Scholarship Fund
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