Big-band sound comes to the Farris April 18

Band leader Tommy Dorsey

Band leader Tommy Dorsey

By Sara Seidel-For The Richmond News

If you could step into a time machine, you might ask it to take you back to a place where you could cut a rug listening to one of the great orchestras of the Big Band era.

Next best thing: Come to the Farris Theatre in April to hear the One and Only Tommy Dorsey Orchestra,

With its emphasis on swing and ballads, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra wraps up the fourth Farris Concert Season on April 18 at 7 p.m.

In Big Band history, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognized as one of the best all-around dance bands.

Tommy Dorsey, known as “The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing,” created warm, sentimental moods at superb dancing and listening tempos.

The complete story is in the Monday, April 1, 2013 Richmond News.

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