Winter Dance Party


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Orchestra Hall
Friday, January 25   10:45 AM  
Saturday, January 26   8:00 PM  
Sunday, January 27   3:00 PM  

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Stuart Chafetz

Stuart Chafetz's guest conducting appearances include the orchestras of Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Edmonton, Florida, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisiana, Naples, New Mexico, San Francisco Ballet and Virginia.  He has worked with George Benson, Richard Chamberlain, John Denver, Marvin Hamlisch, Thomas Hampson, Wynonna Judd, Jim Nabors, Randy Newman, Jon Kimura Parker and Bernadette Peters, to name a few. 

Concert Description

Break out the Brylcreem and put on your poodle skirts! Celebrating the pioneers of Rock and Roll, this winter dance party presents the biggest hits of Richie Valens ("La Bamba"), The Big Bopper ("Chantilly Lace"), and the legendary Buddy Holly. "That'll Be the Day," "Words of Love," "Peggy Sue," "True Love Ways," and more. "Oh, baby, you know what you like!"

The only tribute show endorsed by the estates of Valens, Holly, and the Big Bopper, and featuring the Bopper's son Jay Richardson, Winter Dance Party has been called "Flawless!" by the Chicago Tribune.


Stuart Chafetz, conductor  Bio