Home > Centennial Sinatra- Celebrating the Music of Ol' Blue Eyes (review)
Centennial Sinatra- Celebrating the Music of Ol' Blue Eyes (review)

Short Description of Centennial Sinatra- Celebrating the Music of Ol' Blue Eyes (review)

Centennial Sinatra- Celebrating the Music of Ol' Blue Eyes

Springfield Symphony Hall

(www.springfieldsymphony.org) Springfield, MA

2-13-16

by Eric Sutter

The celebration of the music of Ol' Blue Eyes was a huge success. Sharp dressed vocalist Steve Lippia treated a fun audience to the music of Frank Sinatra under the direction of guest conductor Steve Sigmund. A dramatic instrumental overture of Sinatra classics set the mood. The prelude of strings, woodwinds and the horn section built a triad of sound to create a relaxed ambience. This brought forth Lippia in fine form on "All or Nothing at All."

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra was up to the task of accompaniment for "I'll Be Seeing You" and "I'll Never Smile Again." "Without A Song" had a galvanic effect as the horn section gave it a blast. Lippia possessed a smooth flow and cool mannerism while he shared interesting tidbits of information about Sinatra along the way. His deep baritone commandeered mightily on "One For My Baby" with the genteel piano of Jeff Holmes played strongly in enlivening compliment. A beautiful rendition of "Old Man River" showcased the string section which produced a swelling layered effect of string sound staggered in succession of each other. Nice job! Act 2 began with the familiar "I've Got You Under My Skin" with a crescendo of string sound gusto.

The audience swooned to "Summer Wind" and "Strangers In The Night" with Lippia's spot on vocals. The moody "Softly As I Leave You" served as a harmonic connection. Shifting sound, the horn section hit hard in the middle section of "Fly Me To The Moon" as the woodwinds and percussion competed to show their stuff. A suave treatment of Billy Joel's masterpiece "Just the Way You Are" was met with approval with nice shifts in tempo and timbre. Conductor Sigmund conjured up perfectly timed horn blasts for "Luck Be A Lady" with noticeable audience satisfaction. The obligatory "My Way" was alive with Sinatra magic. They encored with a robust "New York, New York" for a light playful finale.

Contact Information

Address: Springfield, MA, USA

Other Photos:

No Result.

Average Rating:

You Might Also Like:

view map