Friday, October 17, 2008

Glenn Miller Orchestra To Perform Live In Genting Highlands Arena Of Stars

The Glenn Miller Orchestra from the USA will be performing live at the Genting Highlands Arena of Stars on October 31 (Friday) 2008. Based in Beverly Hills, California, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is in the very heart of the movie and television industry and has provided musical entertainment for easy listening and dancing at many social functions, parties, anniversaries and major fund raising events for charities. The Orchestra consists of 17 musicians and 2 vocalists and have participated in hundreds of studio recordings. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently around the world playing an average of 300 live dates a year.

Glenn Miller was born in Clarinda, Iowa, USA on March 1 1904. As a young lad, Miller showed a keen interest in music and learned to play the trombone. Miller entered the University of Colorado in 1923 but dropped out later to concentrate on his career as a professional musician. He toured with many bands and played in Los Angeles before ending up in New York. In 1937 Miller formed his own band called the Glenn Miller Orchestra but found little success initially. It was only a year later in 1938 that the revamped band took America by storm, breaking attendance records in the East Coast. Those were the heydays of the "swing era" when the popularity of swing dancing was at its peak.

During World War 2, Miller asked to be inducted into the army in 1942. After his training he was transferred to the Army Air Corps where he helped set up the Glenn Miller Air Force Band. In 1943 the band was sent to England to entertain the Allied troops there. On December 15 1944, Miller boarded a plane in England bound for Paris to entertain the Allied troops which had liberated France. Miller was never seen again. The plane he was in was believed to have crashed into the English Channel. The remains of Miller and the wreckage of the plane were never found.

Tickets for the show are priced at RM150 (numbered seating) and RM120 (free seating). The show starts at 8.00 pm and ends at 9.30 pm with an intermission halfway. Be entertained with Miller's classic hits like Moonlight Serenade, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Stardust, Rhapsody In Blue, American Patrol and of course his masterpiece In The Mood. There will be general dancing for the audience after the performance. For reservations and enquiries please contact Kelvin Lau at 603-23336692, Jennifer Lee at 603-23336698 or log on to

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