Performing Arts Center
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center for one show only! The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930s and 40s. A matchless string of hit records, the constant impact of radio broadcasts and the drawing power at theatres, hotels and dance pavilion, built and sustained the momentum of popularity. Today, the 18 member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries as well as more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound. Just as it was in Glenn’s day, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is still the most sought after big band in the world.
Chicago is a rock infused, horn driven musical powerhouse that has inspired generations of musicians. Some of the best found their way to Central Florida, and formed Orlando Transit Authority. OTA is a high energy, Chicago tribute made up of A-list players who are, first and foremost, Chicago FANS. Founder Stan Allen and Musical Director Carl Dirkes hand-picked the band based on the degree to which they naturally sound like the original members of Chicago. OTA went one step further by seeking to emulate every vocal and instrumental stylistic nuance of the Chicago sound. The vocal harmonies are right. The solos are right. The guitar sounds are right. EVERYTHING is right. OTA offers a "tribute within a tribute" to the group that was indirectly responsible for Chicago's success: Blood, Sweat, and Tears. The soulful vocals to the technical mastery of the horns, OTA brings the most popular Blood, Sweat, and Tears to life with astonishing accuracy. You will LOVE Orlando Transit Authority!