Kick off the new year with Centennial Sinatra

Steve Lippia joins the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra for one night only for Centennial Sinatra on January 10th at the Avalon Theatre.

On Saturday, January 10th, Centennial Sinatra starring Steve Lippia comes to the Grand Valley for a night of music from ‘Ol Blue Eyes along with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. The concert begins at 7:30pm in the all-new Avalon Theatre. Hits from the evening will include All Or Nothing At All, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Summer Wind, Come Fly With Me, Strangers In The Night, Just The Way You Are, Luck Be A Lady, My Way, New York, New York and many others.

Centennial Sinatra is a celebration of the life and music of the twentieth century’s most remarkable singer of the Great American Songbook – a star of radio, television, movies and countless live performances throughout the world.

Steve Lippia takes the audience on a musical journey from Sinatra’s earliest crooning days with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey to his historic collaborations with great arrangers like Billy May, Nelson Riddle and Don Costa, to his work with the Count Basie Orchestra at the Sands in Las Vegas and his epic concert at Madison Square Garden.

Stripped of the well-reported drama of his life, his marriage to Ava Gardner, his swagger…beneath all of this was “The Voice.” Steve Lippia has perhaps the most naturally similar voice to that of Sinatra’s. Moreover, he sings the music authentically, with a deep understanding of the genre. This is why some of Sinatra’s closest associates got behind Steve when his career broke open on the national scene in Las Vegas.

Steve Lippia has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of “standards” and traditional pop music in the nation. Steve’s youthful, energetic talent and powerful show creates a perfect blend of “classic” with “today”. His show introduces a new generation to this timeless music, while appealing to long-time listeners.

Steve has performed to sold-out Symphony audiences across North America, including: Boston Pops, Boulder Philharmonic, Cleveland Pops, Colorado, Kansas City, Music in the Mountains, Orchestra Kentucky, Oregon, Phoenix, St. Louis, South Dakota, and Utah among numerous others.

Steve’s much acclaimed, self-titled CD was recorded at Warner Bros. in Los Angeles with a 41-piece symphony. In addition, Steve has recorded “Steve Lippia Live”, a collection of some of his live performances. His much anticipated third CD, titled “Steve Lippia in Concert”, was released June 16, 2009 to rave reviews. Steve is a native of Southington, Connecticut. He makes his home in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife and 2 miniature German Schnauzers.

All seating is reserved and tickets are still available and can be purchased online at gjso.org, by calling 970-243-6787, or visiting the Grand Junction Symphony office at 414 Main Street. Ticket prices are $25, $35 and $45 for adults and only $10 for students with ID. Tickets may also be purchased at the Avalon Theatre the night of the concert.

Centennial Sinatra with Steve Lippia is sponsored in-part by the law firm of Hoskin, Farina & Kampf, PC. The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra thanks Hoskin, Farina & Kampf, PC for their unwavering support of symphonic pops music in the Grand Valley.

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