Monday, July 28, 2014

Chris Botti returning next June to Powell Hall

Trumpeter Chris Botti is coming back to St. Louis next year to perform with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on Friday, June 5 at Powell Symphony Hall.

The show is part of the SLSO's just-announced "Live at Powell Hall" series of pops concerts for next season. The series also includes at least one more performance that may be of interest to jazz fans, as singer Cary Hoffman will present his show "My Sinatra" with the SLSO on Sunday, June 21.

Other "Live at Powell Hall" programs will include tributes to the music of rock bands including the Beatles, U2, Eagles, and Journey and to folk-rockers Simon & Garfunkel; an evening of music from the video game "Final Fantasy"; and "Lost in Space," featuring theme music from a number of science fiction and fantasy films and TV series.

Botti (pictured) was in St. Louis last in February, 2012 to play at the Peabody Opera House, and he previously performed with the SLSO in February 2011 as part of what then was called "SLSO Presents". This time around, he'll be playing mostly selections from his 2012 album Impressions, for which he received the 2013 Grammy Award for "Best Pop Instrumental Album."

Single tickets for Chris Botti and the rest of the "Live at Powell Hall series are priced from $25 to $99, and will go on sale Monday, August 11 by phone at 314-534-1700, online at http://stlsymphony.org/, and at the Powell Hall box office.

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