Symphony Pops: What a Wonderful World: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Sat, January 6, 2018, 3:00 pm

A powerhouse trumpeter, gifted with a soulful voice and a charismatic onstage swagger, Byron Stripling joins the Santa Rosa Symphony for a tribute to Louis Armstrong that is both electrifying and heartfelt.

With his engaging rapport, jazzy vocals and virtuosic trumpet sounds, Byron dazzles audiences across the country. Since his Carnegie Hall debut with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops, Stripling has become a Pops orchestra favorite. Currently, Stripling serves as artistic director and conductor of the highly acclaimed Columbus Jazz Orchestra.

Musical hits from the Armstrong songbook and beyond include “What a Wonderful World,” “Saint James Infirmary,” “Royal Garden Blues,” “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans,” “Hello Dolly,” and “Basin Street Blues.” With his signature version of “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In” to close the show, Byron celebrates the spirit of the great Louis Armstrong and is sure to leave you dancing in the aisles!

Join Principal Pops Conductor Michael Berkowitz one hour prior to every concert for a discussion of the afternoon’s concert, along with personal anecdotes and memories from his storied career working on Broadway and with Liza Minelli, Henry Mancini, and Marvin Hamlisch among many others.

Sponsored by Freeman Lexus-Toyota, Gordon Blumenfeld, and Ms. Nikki King.

$37 – $80

Finley Community Center

2060 West College Avenue

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