The Nylons perform live! with the Victoria SymphonyTuesday, October 19th, 2010
October 21, 2010 – October 23, 2010
A Cappella Meets Orchestra –
The Nylons Perform with the Victoria Symphony.
Victoria, BC – The Victoria Symphony welcomes JUNO Award winning quartet The Nylons to the Royal Theatre on October 21, 22 and 23rd for three unforgettable shows. Led by conductor Charles T. Cozens, The Nylons Putting It Together is the second concert in the 10/11 Beltone Pops Series.
The Victoria Symphony, together with the legendary a cappella quartet The Nylons, puts some star power into their Beltone Pops series this season. The second of six shows in this series, “The Nylons Putting It Together” brings the legendary group back to Victoria and will showcase the smooth arrangements of Claude Morrison (tenor), Gavin Hope (baritone), Garth Mosbaugh (tenor) and Tyrone Gabriel (bass). Audience members will hear hits like, “Time of the Season”, “Eli’s Coming”, “Kiss Him Goodbye”, “Rock n’ Roll Lullaby” and many more.
“It’s always interesting to see the results when the realm of a cappella meets the world of symphonic music. Since we always perform without a band, it will send chills up and down my spine when the Victoria Symphony adds their awesome sound to The Nylons classic songs. This is a great way for the group to return to Victoria with a fresh and unique presentation. For Nylons fans, this is a not-to-be-missed event!” says Claude Morrison, founding member of the group.
The Nylons are undeniably unique, and performing with a Canadian Orchestra will not only showcase their musical talents, but will also reveal just what it is that makes them a Canadian favorite. As a cappella singers The Nylons are accustomed to creating their own “global sound”, and adding an orchestra to the mix comes as a delightful challenge. Putting It Together is a new show that brings in elements of the old, and marks a turning point for the iconic Nylons as they are coming off a four year hiatus to release their 15th album; a collection of soulful jazz songs delivered in the groups unique a cappella style, featuring their dazzling harmonies and smooth arrangements. Things will not be slowing down for the group, as they gear up for a 6 date tour with the Palm Beach Orchestra in November, and an 8 show Christmas tour in Canada and the USA.
Internationally renowned conductor, Charles T. Cozens is the man behind the music in this show, credited with arranging all the orchestral pieces for Putting It Together. Not only does Cozens direct the show’s two extensive sets while giving the show over to the critically acclaimed a cappella quartet, Cozens also delivers a fantastic rendition of how a musical arrangement is conceived and developed. Through witty and humorous dialogue, and Cozens as a foil, the audience will see The Nylons work out an arrangement through trial and error, finally coming together for a flawless performance.
Not much has changed for The Nylons over the years. They still love performing their music and the inspiration for their shows has always come out of the need to demonstrate how great music is timeless. Putting It Together brings the unlikely combination of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, with Charles T. Cozens and The Nylons to present a witty, poignant, flawlessly inspiring show for all ages.
Going back to their roots, The Nylons have a long storied history that began when four out-of-work actors got together in the back room of a Toronto deli in the late 70’s to jam just for kicks. Fast from the early days of free gigs,
to performances at Carnegie Hall, to their reinvention and unprecedented fame today, The Nylons world-wide notoriety has earned them many accolades and awards, including seven gold and platinum albums, a JUNO Award, Disney movie credits and performances on “The Tonight Show” and “Good Morning America”.
Visit www.thenylons.com to learn more about the legendary Nylons and watch clips of their music.
The Victoria Symphony celebrates its 70th season this year and continues to be Vancouver Island’s largest and most active arts organization offering audiences high-quality concerts in six diverse series, a commitment to fostering new music and a dedication to community involvement through music education. More than 125,000 people hear the Symphony each year, including 10,000 schoolchildren. Showcasing the outstanding talents of its musicians and guest artists, the Victoria Symphony’s 2010-2011 season offers a diverse and exciting line-up of over 50 concerts led by its vibrant Music Director Tania Miller.
The Victoria Symphony wishes to acknowledge the generous support of series sponsor Beltone Better Hearing Centre.
For complete programming details of the 2010-2011 season please visit www.victoriasymphony.ca.
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