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Summer Concert Series- Radio King Orchestra
July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Radio King Orchestra (RKO) isn’t just another big band… RKO is a complete entertainment package – a fun and entertaining musical experience encompassing the rich sophistication of a 1940’s New York Supper Club with the cool elegance and carefree nature of Frank Sinatra and the cherished Rat Pak. With the addition of Radio King Orchestra’s Fabulous Pincurl Girls, it’s all in the family as these charming ladies who are actually related blend their voices beautifully just as Maxine, Laverne and Patty did – delighting audiences with their tight vocals, cute choreography and playful quirky antics. Imagine The Andrew Sisters, Bette Midler and Lucille Ball all mixed into one Fabulous musical cocktail!
As the orchestra adds their own dynamic flair to classic musical arrangements made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin, Glenn Miller and more…audiences are thoroughly entertained, danced, and romanced back to an era when radios and supper clubs were king.
Radio King Orchestra’s animated and heartfelt performance, elegant stage presence and abundance of warm vocals make this exciting swing orchestra a truly fun, unique and nostalgic experience for audiences in this day and age. Fans in The Greatest Generation say, “Wow, I haven’t heard this music performed so well and with so much energy since the 1940’s!”…and Baby Boomers can’t get enough of this nostalgic music they heard in their own homes as they were growing up. As Radio King Orchestra’s fan base continues to grow globally and within all generations, their mission to keep the legacy of this enchanting art form alive is being realized as kids of the newest generations continue to say, “This is such ‘classy’ music, I love it!”
In 2003 the orchestra was selected by Warmer Brothers to be President Bartlett’s Inaugural band on NBC’s The West Wing. In “real life” Radio King Orchestra has participated in each inaugural season since 2000 for our country’s real Presidential Inaugurals and for the recent 2013 season, captured the bipartisan Illinois State Society Inaugural Gala.
Come join us in welcoming this spectacular swing band at the Baker Park Bandshell on July 7, 2019.