What do four performers do when they finish their stint as the Four Seasons in Broadway’s Jersey Boys? They create their own band to tour all the great hits of the era! With the mantra “Retro never sounded so now!”, the dreamy voices of the four lead singers of Under the Streetlamp are poised to bring the American Radio Songbook of the ‘50’s, ‘60’s and ‘70’s to a whole new audience! Individually, all four have been featured on Broadway, in film, and showcased on The Tonight Show, the Emmy® Awards and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Their program features doo-wop, old time rock ‘n’ roll, Motown-era soul classics, seasonal hits, and exquisite harmonies, including all of your favorite songs from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Four Seasons, and many more.
With two incredible PBS specials, critics have called Under the Streetlamp “a sure-fire sellout!” filled with tight harmonies, sing-along songs, and slick dance moves that will take you back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars, and martini shakers.
Performance Date: April 9, 2016 and December 6, 2019
“The President’s Own” Marine Band’s mission is to perform for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Today, “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances, which total more than 500 annually.`
Performance Dates: October 5, 2004; October 4, 1994; October 5, 1989
For two centuries, the United States Marine Band has been present for those events which have shaped our national heritage. Its omnipresent role in events of national importance has made it part of the fabric of American life. Established by an act of Congress on July 11, 1798, the Marine Band’s primary mission has remained to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. As the only musical organization with that mission, the Marine Band looks to the future, viewing its history and traditions as foundations on which to build into its third century of bringing music to the White House and to America. The Marine Band travels across the country each year during its fall concert tour, a tradition that began in 1891 under its most famous director, composer John Philip Sousa.
Performance Date: October 5, 2004; October 4, 1994; October 5, 1989
The Uptown String Quartet really began as part of the Max Roach Double Quartet. Their 1985 joint recording had John Williams and Cecelia Hobbs on violins, Maxine Roach (Max’s daughter) on viola, and cellist Eileen Folson. By 1986, the string quartet had its name and the personnel of violinists Diana Monroe and Lesa Terry, Maxine Roach, and cellist Zela Terry. By the time they debuted in 1989 on record as a separate entity of their own, Monroe, Lesa Terry, and Roach were joined by Eileen Folson; the personnel would remain the same. One of the very first string quartets to improvise (they were preceded by Turtle Island), the group’s repertoire on their two releases (for Philips and Bluemoon) ranges from bop standards and traditional folk songs to new advanced originals.
Performance Date: February 25, 1993