Mar 12, 2014

2014 Torggler Summer Concert Series Announced

(Newport News, Va.) - Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts announced today the 2014 Torggler Summer Concert Series featuring acclaimed operatic baritone Nathan Gunn (accompanied on piano by Julie Jordan Gunn), Broadway legend and Tony Award winner Patti LuPone, jazz luminary Spider Saloff, and powerhouse a cappella group Straight No Chaser.
 
Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Monday, March 24, at 10 a.m., at the Ferguson Center Ticket Office, online at fergusoncenter.org, or by calling (757) 594-8752. Ticket Office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
 
Nathan Gunn, Baritone/Julie Jordan Gunn, Piano
Wednesday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m.
CNU’s Ferguson Center Music & Theatre Hall
Tickets starting at $32
Baritone Nathan Gunn has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and in-­demand baritones today. He's performed in internationally renowned opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Paris Opera. A versatile singer, he's performed many of the great operatic baritone roles including the title roles in "Billy Budd," "Eugene Onegin," "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" and "Hamlet," as well as the lead roles in the musical theater classics "Carousel," "Showboat" and "Camelot." A frequent recitalist, Gunn has been presented in recital at Alice Tully Hall and by Carnegie Hall in Zankel Hall. He is also a distinguished concert performer, having appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra.   
   
Patti LuPone in "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda"
Saturday, July 12, at 8 p.m.
CNU’s Ferguson Center Music & Theatre Hall
Tickets starting at $42
Patti LuPone's talent cuts across all genres. As a stage, film and television actress, and author, she continues to cement her standing as one of our generation's top performers. She is a two-time, Tony Award winner for her legendary performances as Eva Peron in "Evita" and Madame Rose in "Gypsy." Perhaps best known to TV audiences for her portrayal of Libby Thatcher on the ABC series "Life Goes On," LuPone's most recent TV appearances include guest starring roles on the hit HBO series "Girls," "American Horror Story: Coven," "30 Rock," and "Glee." Her film credits include roles in "Witness" and "Driving Miss Daisy." In addition, she is a favorite on concert stages across the country and internationally, and is the author of the New York Times best-selling book "Patti LuPone: A Memoir.” In “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda” LuPone performs songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played (had she been asked) or shoulda played.

Spider Saloff Sings Gershwin
Wednesday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. 
CNU’s Ferguson Center Music & Theatre Hall
Tickets starting at $27
Multi-award winner Spider Saloff's depth of talent has led leading music writers to declare her "One of the finest jazz singers working." She was recently featured with the prestigious Chicago Jazz Orchestra in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, and also had the honor of performing the American premiere of a newly discovered song by the great Billy Strayhorn, "So This Is Love." The concert she will perform, "Spider Saloff Sings Gershwin," is one of the rare officially sanctioned acts of the Gershwin Centennial. Her CD release, "Like Glass," not only received wide-spread praise, but Saloff's original songs have charmed the critics. Saloff has recorded and performed with such jazz luminaries as Les Paul, Tom Harrell, Nick Brignola and Ray Drummond.
 
STRAIGHT NO CHASER Summer of Influence 2014
Saturday, July 19, at 8 p.m. 
CNU’s Ferguson Center Concert Hall
Tickets starting at $42 
If the phrase "male a cappella group" conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses ... think again. Straight No Chaser are neither straight-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. They're performing on the heels of the release of "Under The Influence," their fourth album release through Atlantic Records. The album features contributions from superstars Jason Mraz, Rob Thomas, Phil Collins, Dolly Parton and more. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of 10 unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense ... and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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1394629200000Newport News, Va.The Ferguson Center for the Arts announced today the 2014 Torggler Summer Concert Series featuring acclaimed operatic baritone Nathan Gunn (accompanied on piano by Julie Jordan Gunn); Broadway legend and Tony Award winner Patti LuPone; jazz luminary Spider Saloff; and powerhouse a cappella group Straight No Chaser.Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts announced today the 2014 Torggler Summer Concert Series featuring acclaimed operatic baritone Nathan Gunn (accompanied on piano by Julie Jordan Gunn), Broadway legend and Tony Award winner Patti LuPone, jazz luminary Spider Saloff, and powerhouse a cappella group Straight No Chaser.
 
Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Monday, March 24, at 10 a.m., at the Ferguson Center Ticket Office, online at fergusoncenter.org, or by calling (757) 594-8752. Ticket Office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
 
Nathan Gunn, Baritone/Julie Jordan Gunn, Piano
Wednesday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m.
CNU’s Ferguson Center Music & Theatre Hall
Tickets starting at $32
Baritone Nathan Gunn has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and in-­demand baritones today. He's performed in internationally renowned opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Paris Opera. A versatile singer, he's performed many of the great operatic baritone roles including the title roles in "Billy Budd," "Eugene Onegin," "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" and "Hamlet," as well as the lead roles in the musical theater classics "Carousel," "Showboat" and "Camelot." A frequent recitalist, Gunn has been presented in recital at Alice Tully Hall and by Carnegie Hall in Zankel Hall. He is also a distinguished concert performer, having appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra.   
   
Patti LuPone in "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda"
Saturday, July 12, at 8 p.m.
CNU’s Ferguson Center Music & Theatre Hall
Tickets starting at $42
Patti LuPone's talent cuts across all genres. As a stage, film and television actress, and author, she continues to cement her standing as one of our generation's top performers. She is a two-time, Tony Award winner for her legendary performances as Eva Peron in "Evita" and Madame Rose in "Gypsy." Perhaps best known to TV audiences for her portrayal of Libby Thatcher on the ABC series "Life Goes On," LuPone's most recent TV appearances include guest starring roles on the hit HBO series "Girls," "American Horror Story: Coven," "30 Rock," and "Glee." Her film credits include roles in "Witness" and "Driving Miss Daisy." In addition, she is a favorite on concert stages across the country and internationally, and is the author of the New York Times best-selling book "Patti LuPone: A Memoir.” In “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda” LuPone performs songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played (had she been asked) or shoulda played.

Spider Saloff Sings Gershwin
Wednesday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. 
CNU’s Ferguson Center Music & Theatre Hall
Tickets starting at $27
Multi-award winner Spider Saloff's depth of talent has led leading music writers to declare her "One of the finest jazz singers working." She was recently featured with the prestigious Chicago Jazz Orchestra in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, and also had the honor of performing the American premiere of a newly discovered song by the great Billy Strayhorn, "So This Is Love." The concert she will perform, "Spider Saloff Sings Gershwin," is one of the rare officially sanctioned acts of the Gershwin Centennial. Her CD release, "Like Glass," not only received wide-spread praise, but Saloff's original songs have charmed the critics. Saloff has recorded and performed with such jazz luminaries as Les Paul, Tom Harrell, Nick Brignola and Ray Drummond.
 
STRAIGHT NO CHASER Summer of Influence 2014
Saturday, July 19, at 8 p.m. 
CNU’s Ferguson Center Concert Hall
Tickets starting at $42 
If the phrase "male a cappella group" conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses ... think again. Straight No Chaser are neither straight-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. They're performing on the heels of the release of "Under The Influence," their fourth album release through Atlantic Records. The album features contributions from superstars Jason Mraz, Rob Thomas, Phil Collins, Dolly Parton and more. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of 10 unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense ... and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.

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1394629200000Newport News, Va.The Ferguson Center for the Arts announced today the 2014 Torggler Summer Concert Series featuring acclaimed operatic baritone Nathan Gunn (accompanied on piano by Julie Jordan Gunn); Broadway legend and Tony Award winner Patti LuPone; jazz luminary Spider Saloff; and powerhouse a cappella group Straight No Chaser.Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts announced today the 2014 Torggler Summer Concert Series featuring acclaimed operatic baritone Nathan Gunn (accompanied on piano by Julie Jordan Gunn), Broadway legend and Tony Award winner Patti LuPone, jazz luminary Spider Saloff, and powerhouse a cappella group Straight No Chaser.
 
Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Monday, March 24, at 10 a.m., at the Ferguson Center Ticket Office, online at fergusoncenter.org, or by calling (757) 594-8752. Ticket Office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
 
Nathan Gunn, Baritone/Julie Jordan Gunn, Piano
Wednesday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m.
CNU’s Ferguson Center Music & Theatre Hall
Tickets starting at $32
Baritone Nathan Gunn has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and in-­demand baritones today. He's performed in internationally renowned opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Paris Opera. A versatile singer, he's performed many of the great operatic baritone roles including the title roles in "Billy Budd," "Eugene Onegin," "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" and "Hamlet," as well as the lead roles in the musical theater classics "Carousel," "Showboat" and "Camelot." A frequent recitalist, Gunn has been presented in recital at Alice Tully Hall and by Carnegie Hall in Zankel Hall. He is also a distinguished concert performer, having appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra.   
   
Patti LuPone in "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda"
Saturday, July 12, at 8 p.m.
CNU’s Ferguson Center Music & Theatre Hall
Tickets starting at $42
Patti LuPone's talent cuts across all genres. As a stage, film and television actress, and author, she continues to cement her standing as one of our generation's top performers. She is a two-time, Tony Award winner for her legendary performances as Eva Peron in "Evita" and Madame Rose in "Gypsy." Perhaps best known to TV audiences for her portrayal of Libby Thatcher on the ABC series "Life Goes On," LuPone's most recent TV appearances include guest starring roles on the hit HBO series "Girls," "American Horror Story: Coven," "30 Rock," and "Glee." Her film credits include roles in "Witness" and "Driving Miss Daisy." In addition, she is a favorite on concert stages across the country and internationally, and is the author of the New York Times best-selling book "Patti LuPone: A Memoir.” In “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda” LuPone performs songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played (had she been asked) or shoulda played.

Spider Saloff Sings Gershwin
Wednesday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. 
CNU’s Ferguson Center Music & Theatre Hall
Tickets starting at $27
Multi-award winner Spider Saloff's depth of talent has led leading music writers to declare her "One of the finest jazz singers working." She was recently featured with the prestigious Chicago Jazz Orchestra in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, and also had the honor of performing the American premiere of a newly discovered song by the great Billy Strayhorn, "So This Is Love." The concert she will perform, "Spider Saloff Sings Gershwin," is one of the rare officially sanctioned acts of the Gershwin Centennial. Her CD release, "Like Glass," not only received wide-spread praise, but Saloff's original songs have charmed the critics. Saloff has recorded and performed with such jazz luminaries as Les Paul, Tom Harrell, Nick Brignola and Ray Drummond.
 
STRAIGHT NO CHASER Summer of Influence 2014
Saturday, July 19, at 8 p.m. 
CNU’s Ferguson Center Concert Hall
Tickets starting at $42 
If the phrase "male a cappella group" conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses ... think again. Straight No Chaser are neither straight-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. They're performing on the heels of the release of "Under The Influence," their fourth album release through Atlantic Records. The album features contributions from superstars Jason Mraz, Rob Thomas, Phil Collins, Dolly Parton and more. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of 10 unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense ... and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.

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