Friday, December 16, 2016

George Benson to perform for
Sheldon gala on Friday, May 12

Guitarist and singer George Benson (pictured) will be the featured performer for the Sheldon Concert Hall's annual fundraising gala to be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 12 at The Sheldon.

Benson's most recent recording, Love Songs in Concert, was released in November and is his first album since 2013's Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole. He last played St. Louis in October, 2011 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.

Patron tickets for the event, which include pre-concert cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, preferred concert seating, complimentary valet parking and a tax deduction, are $500 each and are available for purchase now by calling The Sheldon at 314-533-9900.

Concert-only tickets will be priced at $65 orchestra, $55 balcony 1, $45 balcony 2, and will go on sale go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 7 via MetroTix outlets and The Sheldon's website.

Proceeds from the gala benefit the concerts, gallery exhibitions and educational programs at the Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries.

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