Doc Scantlin and the Imperial Palms Orchestra
Called the “best band in America” by some, these entertainers create an evening of unsurpassed sophistication, excitement, and fun. From royalty to retro dancers, corporations to cotillions, young rockers to world leaders, Doc and his ensemble have crowds on their feet from the first note. From the 1920s speakeasy numbers to the romantic 1930s of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and the swing era of Benny Goodman, there is music for every one and every age. Doc, Chou Chou, and the Coconut Girls entertain even those with two left feet. Don’t miss this! For more info go to docscantlin.com. Open to the public.
Composer Richard Einhorn
The Saturday Awards Banquet will feature a performance of composer Richard Einhorn’s The Origin, his new oratorio based on the life of Charles Darwin. The piece debuts in February 2009 to coincide with the 200th anniversary of this ground-breaking scientist’s birth. Einhorn has received national media attention for his composition Voices of Light: The Passion of Joan of Arc, a vocal and musical accompaniment to Carl Dreyer’s 1927 silent film. The critically-acclaimed event of music theater brought sold-out houses to their feet at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Avery Fisher Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and in dozens of major concert halls across the country. It has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s All Things Considered, and in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Einhorn's unique music has been described as "hauntingly beautiful," and "overwhelming in its emotional power." For more info go to richardeinhorn.com. Open to the public.
*All times, events and programming subject to change at any time.