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Modesto Symphony offers ‘Classic Crooning’ March 9

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POSTED February 21, 2012 6:36 p.m.

MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) led by Principal Pops conductor Steven Reineke, will present the concert “Classic Crooning with Tony DeSare” featuring pianist and vocalist Tony DeSare performing jazz and lounge standards from Frank Sinatra, and more on Friday, March 9, at 8 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts.

Named a “Rising Star” Male Vocalist in the 2009 Downbeat Critics Poll, Tony DeSare has won critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout the United States as well as in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong.

“With his dark hair, bright brown eyes and toothpaste smile that rarely fades,” raved The New York Times, “DeSare is one of the most promising young male performers. He is a Sinatra acolyte in his early 30s who sings Prince as well as Johnny Mercer.”

DeSare’s noted versatility enables him to headline a variety of venues. He has performed at major jazz rooms like Birdland and the Blue Note with his quartet; posh nightclubs like the Café Carlyle and Feinstein’s at the Regency; with his big band in concert halls like Jazz at Lincoln Center; or with a 60-piece orchestra.

Tickets start at $15 and are available through the Gallo box office at (209) 338-2100, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays noon to 6 p.m. or at www.modestosymphony.org

DeSare will also be performing at a special event, Crooning at the Club, at the Del Rio Country Club on Wednesday, March 7, 6 p.m. together with a jazz combo and hosted by Steven Reineke. Seating is limited. Tickets for this special event are $75 and include finger food and wine. For reservations, please contact Cathy Mendoza at the Modesto Symphony Orchestra at 209-523-4156 ext. 107 or cmendoza@modestosymphony.org

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