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Thu, Aug. 18 at 8:30pm - Chris Botti & The Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Trumpeter Chris Botti.
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Trumpeter Chris Botti.

Jazz trumpeter and multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner Chris Botti joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for an evening of jazz, pop, and well-loved standards in this new concert special. Recorded live at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, Botti and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO), conducted by Albert-George Schram, are joined by vocalists Veronica Swift and Sy Smith, violinist Caroline Campbell, guitarist Leo Amuedo and saxophonist Chad Lefkowitz-Brown.

CHRIS BOTTI & THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations. Tune in Thu, Aug. 18 at 8:30pm on the WSIU stations: WSIU 8.1, WUSI 16.1, WSEC 14.1, WQEC 27.1 and WMEC 22.2 or access the WSIU local broadcast livestream online at pbs.org or via the PBS Video app. Watch with WSIU Passport.

Songs featured in the program include “Sevdah,” “When I Fall in Love,” “There Will Never Be Another You,” “Moanin,’” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “In the Wee Small Hours,” “Embraceable You,” “Hallelujah,” “You Don’t Know What Love Is” and “Shining Star.”

Veronica Swift on vocals, Lee Pearson on drums and Chris Botti on trumpet.
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PBS Pressroom
Left to right: Veronica Swift on vocals, Lee Pearson on drums and Chris Botti on trumpet.

About Chris Botti
Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and GRAMMY® Awards. Most recently, his latest album, Impressions, won the GRAMMY® for Best Pop Instrumental. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.

Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and even Frank Sinatra. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter has also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to the Sydney Opera House and the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Italy.

With Impressions and the albums that preceded it, Chris Botti has thoroughly established himself as one of the important, innovative figures of the contemporary music world.

About The Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Fabio Luisi, presents world-class orchestral music at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, one of the world’s top-rated concert halls. As the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, the DSO is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with distinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts and innovative multi-media presentations. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the orchestra reaches more than 243,000 adults and children annually through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives.

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