The Glenn Miller Orchestra led by the renowned Dutch pianist Will Salden returns to Zagreb to perform in the city’s Lisinski Concert Hall next month (January 13, 2012).
The concert in Zagreb is part of the orchestra’s regional tour “In the Miller Mood” which will see them performing in Lendava, Mostar, Podgorica, Sarajevo and Belgrade. Glenn Miller Orchestra performed in Zagreb last time in 2008.
Glen Miller was an American jazz musician, composer and bandleader of one of the best known “big bands” in the swing era. He left behind many memorable compositions including "Moonlight Serenade", "In the Mood", "Tuxedo Junction" and "Little Brown Jug".
Glenn Miller Orchestra is led by the renowned Dutch pianist Will Salden from Netherlands. Salden studied piano and accordion at the conservatory in Maastricht between 1968 and 1973, and began to study Miller's music in 1978.
Since 1985, Salden has been touring with his orchestra throughout Europe to sold-out audiences. In 1990, the president of Glenn Miller Productions, Inc., Mr. David Mackay, Jr., appointed Wil Salden as leader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra for Europe.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra's repertoire includes all of Miller's most popular tunes, including "In the Mood," "Chattanooga Choo-Choo," "Pennsylvania 6-5000," "A String of Pearls," "Moonlight Serenade" and "Tuxedo Junction."
Besides Miller's classics, the orchestra also incorporates music from the swing era, including songs by Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Irving Berlin and Doris Day.