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Back to the ‘80s

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Back to the ‘80s

Sunday, April 28, 2024—3:00pm

Sunday, April 28, 2024—3:00pm
Orchestra Hall
2 hours
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It’s The Power of Love—and superstar vocalists with the DSO. Break out the hairspray and Members Only jackets for the #1 hits of the '80s, including "Time After Time," "Material Girl," "Another One Bites the Dust," "Footloose," "Addicted to Love," and more. This is gonna be totally rad!

Artists

Jeff Tyzik

conductor

Grammy Award-winner Jeff Tyzik is one of America’s most innovative and sought-after pops conductors. Tyzik is recognized for his brilliant arrangements, original programming, and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. In addition to his role as Principal Pops Conductor of the DSO, Tyzik holds The Dot and Paul Mason Principal Pops Conductor’s Podium at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and also serves as principal pops conductor of the Oregon Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Rochester Philharmonic – a post he has held for 23 seasons. 

Frequently invited as a guest conductor, Tyzik has appeared with the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Milwaukee Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In May 2007, the Harmonia Mundi label released his recording of works by Gershwin with pianist Jon Nakamatsu and the RPO, which stayed in the Top 10 on the Billboard classical chart for over three months. Alex Ross of the New Yorker called it “one of the snappiest Gershwin discs in years.” 

Committed to performing music of all genres, Tyzik has collaborated with such diverse artists as Megan Hilty, Chris Botti, Matthew Morrison, Wynonna Judd, Tony Bennett, Art Garfunkel, Dawn Upshaw, Marilyn Horne, Arturo Sandoval, The Chieftains, Mark O’Connor, Doc Severinsen, and John Pizzarelli. He has created numerous original programs that include the greatest music from jazz and classical to Motown, Broadway, film, dance, Latin, and swing. Tyzik holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. For more information, visit jefftyzik.com. 

Brie Cassil

voice

Brie Cassil is a singer and actor based out of NYC, and a proud member of Actors Equity. She is currently playing "Suzy" in the off broadway production of The Marvelous Wonderettes.

Cassil is most recognized as the resident Celine Dion with Marty Thomas Presents DIVA! During her time with DIVA she has had the privilege to perform with great talents, like Christine Dwyer (Wicked, Finding Neverland Tour), Michael Longoria (Jersey Boys), Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked, Newsies), Ruby Lewis (We Will Rock You, Paramour, Jersey Boys), Michelle Dowdy (Hairspray), and many more.

She's the lead singer of the rock band, REBEL.

Some of Cassil's favorite roles include: Mimi (RENT), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Blast (CHIX 6), and Little Sally (Urinetown).

Colin Smith

vocals

Irish-born vocalist Colin Smith has led a musical life as varied as it is impressive. While signed on RCA Records, Smith’s former band, Mrnorth, toured with the likes of The Who, Van Halen, Sheryl Crow, and Journey. As a solo artist, he has collaborated with Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera, and performed on Saturday Night Live.

Paul Loren

voice

Leading a new generation of soulful crooners, Paul Loren is a singer, songwriter, producer and consummate entertainer.

A native New Yorker, Loren was raised on the rich legacy of soul, classic pop, and the Great American Songbook and in those musical idioms he feels most at home. Taking elements from early R&B, jazz, and Brill Building pop, he crafts his music with an ear towards timelessness.

“I started singing at 3 years old along with the little 45rpm records my mom would play and started playing piano at 4 years old. The voices I remember most and identify with are Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Sam Cooke, Sinatra, Aretha, Otis, and Tony Bennett. Growing up in New York, Billy Joel was also a big influence.”

Loren recently completed his first headline tour in 2019, also having performed in the past as a support artist for: The Temptations, as part of Stamford’s Summer Concert Series “Wednesday Night Live,” Brendan James, American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks, David Bromberg, and sold out Joe’s Pub at the Public in NYC multiple times. Loren was also selected by Jennifer Lopez to perform at her Birthday Gala in Las Vegas, showcased at The SoHo House NYC, was a featured artist at the AAA Radio Convention in Boulder Colorado, and shared the stage with Paul Shaffer, Queen Latifah, and Christie Brinkley at Target’s launch event for New York Fashion Week.

Loren’s appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon showcased his talents for millions of viewers, with a winning song and viral video to boot. In addition, Loren landed his first television sync recently on NBC’s Mysteries of Laura, performed on the Nationally Syndicated Radio Show America Weekend with Ed Kalegi, has partnered with The Ryan Seacrest Foundation, showcased at the headquarters of the world-renowned Leo Burnett Ad in Chicago, and had the unique honor of performing at the legendary STAX Museum in Memphis Tennessee. While in Memphis, Loren had the rare opportunity to record in the world-renowned Sun Studio in the same room as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and so many other pioneers of Rock and Roll. Loren was also a finalist in the “Unsigned Only” singer songwriter competition for 2018.

His debut single “All By Myself ” was supported by radio stations Lighting100 in Nashville, SiriusXM’s The Pulse, WCOO Charleston and KPND Spokane, among others. His follow up single, titled “I Know A Place” premiered on Huffington Post and received rave reviews along with over 200K views in its first week.

Loren’s latest single, “We’ll Be Together Again,” written and recorded at home during the early spring of 2020, continues to be a beacon of hope for those affected by the uncertainty of a tumultuous year. All of the proceeds from the song have been sent to a COVID-19 relief charity. During the pandemic’s first wave, Loren’s weekly online music show, “The Leisure Lounge,” was live streamed from his home in NYC and ran for 15 consecutive weeks, broadcasting to thousands of viewers around the world.

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