Hal McIntyre Orchestra

By Greater Middletown Concerts Association (other events)

Saturday, April 27 2019 7:30 PM 10:00 PM


       On Saturday evening, April 27, the internationally renowned Hal McIntyre Orchestra, a celebrated 13-piece “big band” jazz orchestra, will come to Middletown’s Performing  Arts Center, Santo Fragilio Auditorium, 200 LaRosa Lane, at 7:30 p.m.  It is being brought by the Greater Middletown Concert Association which is marking its 50 year anniversary of bringing  concert series consisting of 4 or 5 performances annually on April 27th.

    , The Hal McIntyre Orchestra performs throughout the United States and abroad. It is now under the direction of Don Pentleton, but it was originally founded and directed by Hal McIntyre, saxophonist and clarinetist. Born in nearby Cromwell, he grew up in that town, forming his own jazz octet in 1935 when he was 21 years old, and he followed it by membership in the Benny Goodman Band. Glenn Miller noticed this talented musician and hired him as a founding member of the Glenn Miller Band. Later in 1941, Miller encouraged him to form his own band which became the world famous Hal McIntyre Orchestra. His career ended when he died in a tragic fire at the age of 45.

     The Hal McIntyre Orchestra lives on and will bring the best of sounds and selections in its performance on April 27th. Added to some of the band’s instrumental numbers will be two vocalists singing a tribute to Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee.

    All tickets for this concert will be a special price of $30, front and rear seats.