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The Legendary Music of Frank Sinatra Coming to the Gracie Theatre

Published on: July 27, 2018

Hal McIntyre Orchestra

BANGOR, MAINE -  A concert featuring the Hal McIntyre Orchestra and Boston-based crooner Steve Marvin will perform the music of the legendary “Chairman of the Board," Frank Sinatra at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Under the direction of Don Pentleton, this musical celebration of “Ol’ Blue Eyes” is sure to delight Sinatra fans for all ages.

“We’re excited that this world-class orchestra is stopping in Bangor and performing their Sinatra tribute,” says Jeri Misler, managing director of the Gracie Theatre. “This concert should be a memorable summer evening at the theatre.”

Singer Steve Marvin is well-versed in performing the jazzy vocals of "The Sultan of Swoon." Over the years, he's headlined countless revues and tributes, belting out Sinatra’s signature songs including, "Luck Be a Lady," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Fly Me to the Moon," and other timeless tunes.

Backed by the world famous Hal McIntyre Orchestra, audience members will hear pitch-perfect renditions of the classic songs originally made popular by one of the most influential musical artists of the 20th century. The orchestra is directed by long-time drummer Don Pentleton, and is considered one of the hottest big band attractions in the business.

Billed as “The Band America Loves,” the original McIntyre Orchestra debuted in New Rochelle, New York in 1941 and headlined such venues as New York’s Commodore Hotel, Hollywood’s Palladium Ballroom and Chicago’s Sherman Hotel. During the war years, the group regularly played overseas for U.S. troops as well. McIntyre continued leading the orchestra well into the 1950s (including an appearance backing the Mills Brothers on their 1952 chart-topper “Glow Worm”.) He died in a house fire at his home in Los Angeles on May 5, 1959.

With permission from the McIntyre family, Don Pentleton kept the band going and serves as the orchestra’s musical director and drummer. He’s a veteran Big Band drummer who has also performed with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Guy Lombardo Orchestra, Skitch Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald and comedians Phyllis Diller, Pat Cooper, Frankie Fontaine, and George Jessel. 

Tickets for the concert range from $17.00-$25.00 and can be purchased by calling the Gracie Theatre Box Office at 207-941-7888. Online tickets can be purchased directly from the Gracie Theatre website http://www.gracietheatre.com.

 

More about the Hal McIntyre Orchestra

The Hal McIntyre Orchestra experience brings the magic of Big Band music to life. The band's first major million-seller was “Sentimental Journey.” This was followed by “The Commando's Serenade” and “The Glow Worm” with The Mills Brothers. The band appeared in four Hollywood movies and McIntyre was featured as an actor in many Glenn Miller Movies. The Hal McIntyre Orchestra has toured worldwide and appeared many times on “The Jackie Gleason Show.” For more information about the Hal McIntyre Orchestra, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/halmcintyreorchestra/.

 

More About the Gracie Theatre and Husson University:

The Gracie’s season is made possible with support from Bangor Savings Bank. The theatre also gratefully acknowledges the generous support provided throughout the season by additional show sponsors including: Downeast Toyota, The Dead River Company, WBRC Architects and Engineers, The Bangor Daily News, and The Maine Edge.

Completed in October of 2009, the Gracie is Husson University's center for the fine and performing arts. This beautiful 500-seat theatre is considered one of Maine’s premier performance venues. In addition, the Gracie also serves as a learning platform for students from the New England School of Communications in digital audio, sound mixing, set design and construction, lighting, acting and electronics. For more information, visit GracieTheatre.com.

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.

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