Needham's Great Hall Concert Series will welcome the New York Voices on September 14 at 8:00 p.m.
The New York Voices (NYV) are Kim Nazarian, Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan, and Darmon Meader. 2019 marks the New York Voices' 31st anniversary, and they show no signs of slowing down. This internationally-acclaimed vocal group has refined its musical story to a high art. They are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to setting, be it orchestral, big band or the intimate trio lineup. They are first-call from great arrangers and conductors like Bob Mintzer, Don Sebesky, Michael Abene, Keith Lockhart, and Rob Fisher, who all know and admire the complexity of what they do and are looking for something out of the ordinary when developing new projects.
The Boston Pops knocked first and commissioned an orchestral expansion on the big band. NYV has added to these programs over the years, allowing them to dive into the gorgeous landscape of symphonic settings and build a new following of music appreciators and programmers. Individually, the four members are also involved in a variety of projects, including solo performances and recordings, teaching, writing and arranging.
“This is our eighth season. Last year, all but one concert sold out. We are thrilled by the support and response of our sponsors,” said Michael Greis, Co- President of the Great Hall Performance Foundation. “Thanks to our sponsors and our loyal season-ticket holders, we are able to bring these terrific acts to Needham at a reasonable price."
The goal of the Needham Bank Great Hall Concert Series is to provide great professional concerts close to home, while promoting the preservation of a cherished Needham landmark, driving economic growth in Needham, and elevating the stature and awareness of the Needham High School Music Program. Students are involved in all facets of concert series planning, production and performance; Needham High School musicians open for the featured performers.
Season tickets are available at www.greathallperformance.org.