Stuttgart Music Festival in the Mercedes-Benz Museum: “A Tribute to Glenn Miller”
The voice quartet “The Skylarks” and the Swing Dance Orchestra under Andrej Hermlin will performat the Mercedes-Benz Museum on Friday, 7 September 2018 at 7.00 p.m. The concert is part of the Stuttgart Music Festival organised by the International Bach Academy Stuttgart. This year it will take place from 25 August to 9 September 2018, under the motto “War and Peace”. Companies in Stuttgart and the surroundings are providing special venues for some of the concerts. The performance in the Mercedes-Benz Museum will take place in the atrium.
Stuttgart. Glenn Miller taught people to swing with his music, both in times of war and peace. In December 1944, as a musical entertainer for the US Army and the most popular American musician of the Second World War, his plane crashed into the English Channel in circumstances that have never been fully explained. The biography of the famous band leader reflects this year’s motto for the Stuttgart Music Festival – “War and Peace”. On 7 September 2018 his music can be heard in the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
“In the Mood”, “Moonlight Serenade”, “Chattanooga Choo Choo”: Everybody has heard the swing compositions and arrangements of Glenn Miller. And we can all recall their unmistakable sound. The voice quartet “The Skylarks” and the Swing Dance Orchestra under Andrej Hermlin have dedicated themselves to a revival of the unique Glenn Miller sound, and found international success. They perform in the same outfits as the original band, with the same casual elegance and infectious virtuosity.
“Modern architecture and classic vehicles are the right backdrop for this musical programme,” says Alexandra Süß, a member of the management team at the Mercedes-Benz Museum. “Music plays an important part in our event calendar. We see ourselves as a cultural venue, and are open to different musical genres.”
Every year the Stuttgart Music Festival is organised by the International Bach Academy Stuttgart. In 2016 the Museum hosted a concert by the Gershwin Piano Quartet. In 2017 this was followed by the wind ensemble “Federspiel”.
Entrance tickets for the concert “A Tribute to Glenn Miller” on 7 September 2018 each cost 35 euros, 26 euros or 17 euros depending on category. Tickets are available from the International Bach Academy Stuttgart by phone on +49 (0)711 6192161, from all Easy Ticket Service outlets and online at http://www.easyticket.de/.