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Wednesday, February 15, 2012


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Hilarie Ashton | Public Relations Manager
hashton@usuo.org | (801)869-9027

SALT LAKE CITY— Utah Symphony audiences can revisit the swing era with renowned vocal interpreter Steve Lippia in his tribute to the “Chairman of the Board,” Frank Sinatra.

Principal Pops Conductor Jerry Steichen and the orchestra will join the lively Steve Lippia in this performance featuring the swing king’s “Come Fly with Me,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “That’s Life,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “The Best is Yet to Come,” “Fly Me to the Moon” and many other Sinatra chart toppers, Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25 at 8 p.m. in Abravanel Hall.

Steve Lippia has become a symphony sensation, headlining and selling out concert halls with major symphonies across North America. He has gained a prominent reputation and has been deemed one of the most in-demand vocal interpreters today.

Tickets for the evening performances range from $27 to $85 and can be purchased by calling (801) 355-ARTS (2787), in person at the Abravanel Hall ticket office or by visiting www.usuo.org. Students can purchase discounted tickets with a student ID. Season ticket holders and those desiring group discounts should call (801) 533-NOTE (6683). Ticket prices and available sections are subject to change. Ticket prices will increase $5 when purchased on the day of the performance.

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About Steve Lippia
Steve Lippia has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of “standards” and traditional pop music in the nation. Steve’s youthful, energetic talent and powerful show creates a perfect blend of “classic” with “today”. His show introduces a new generation to this timeless music, while appealing to long-time listeners.

Steve has headlined in highly successful, extended engagements at the Rio Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, where SRO audiences lined up more than two hours before show time to vie for seating. He has performed in multiple engagements for Hilton Atlantic City and Casino Windsor, among others.

Steve has recently performed to sold-out audiences with many major symphonies across North America, to name just a few, Peter Nero and The Philly Pops, Toronto, Rochester Philharmonic, Palm Beach Pops, Indianapolis, Oregon, Irving, Austin, Calgary, Naples, Tacoma, Alabama, Greensboro, Hilton Head, North Carolina, Winnipeg, Tucson, Duluth-Superior, Allentown, Lexington, Grand Rapids, Louisiana, Colorado, York, Jacksonville, Edmonton, Vancouver, Charlotte, Bowling Green, Danville, Virginia, Fort Worth, Shreveport, North Arkansas, Corpus Christi, Kansas City, Cleveland Pops, Mississippi, Chattanooga, Missouri, Southwest Michigan and Brampton-Ontario, Amarillo, Great Falls, Columbus Indiana, New Haven, Las Cruces, Dayton, Boulder Philharmonic, Huntsville, Signature-Tulsa, West Michigan, New Jersey Hartford, Akron, Quad City, Saint Louis, Phoenix Fresno, Napa, Evansville Knoxville, Richmond, Buffalo, Lafayette, Cape Cod, Portland ME and Ocean City Pops.

He currently has signed contracts with symphonies for the 2010-2011and 2011-2012 seasons with San Antonio, Tucson, Louisville, West Michigan, Harrisburg, Winston-Salem, Battle Creek, Stockton, Omaha, Orchestra Kentucky, Kansas City, Elgin, Utah, Rockford, Kingston, San Angelo, Toledo, North Carolina, Albany and Indianapolis.
Arlen/Riddle                                     “I’ve Got the World on a String”                                     
Coleman & Leigh/Jones                   “The Best Is Yet To Come”
Cahn & Van Heusen                        “All the Way”
Berlin & May                                   “Cheek To Cheek”                                      
Leigh & Coleman/Riddle                  “Witchcraft”
Drake/Vanacore                              “It Was a Very Good Year”
Porter/Riddle                                   “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
Kerns & Fields/Riddle                      “The Way You Look, Tonight”
Sondheim                                       “Send in the Clowns”                                                
Kay & Gordon                                 “That’s Life”                                                                            - Intermission -
Rodgers & Hart/Riddle                     “The Lady Is a Tramp”
Distel & Reardon/Friedlander           “The Good Life”
Cahn & Van Heusen/May                 “Come Fly With Me”
Rodgers & Hammerstein/Riddle        “I Have Dreamed”
Howard/Riddle                                   “Fly Me to the Moon”
Cahn & Styne/Stordahl                      “Saturday Night”                                                    
Mann & Hilliard                                   “In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning”               
Loesser/May/Friedlander                   “Luck Be a Lady”                                                  
Anka/Cahn                                         “Let Me Try, Again”
Anka/Francois/Revaux/Costa            “My Way”                                                                           

Hilarie Ashton
Public Relations Manager
801.869.9027 office
801.335.9387 cell

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