Feelin' Groovy! NHSO Pops Series to Open with Songs of the 70s

Wednesday • September 16, 2015

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) 2015-2016 Pops Series will open with Feelin Groovy! Songs of the Seventies on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm at Hamden Middle School and Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Shelton Intermediate School. Featuring vocalists Jayne Kelli and AJ Sweringen, NHSO Principal Pops Conductor Chelsea Tipton will lead this intimate acoustic show of heartfelt classics by Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, and more.

Chelsea Tipton says, “There was more variety of music in the 70s than ever before. Of course I loved my vinyl records and bell bottoms! This was a musical era that I grew up in and I am truly excited to share this concert with this community.”

AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli, singer-songwriters and producers, have been performing their signature vocal blend across the United States in theaters and opera houses since 2012. Their silky rich vocal harmonies, balanced on top of beautifully arranged soaring string melodies and brilliant brass lines, echo the classic artists of the past. In 2014, with several solo albums under their belt, the artists produced and released their self-titled album, Swearingen & Kelli.

American conductor Chelsea Tipton, II has won over audiences and critics alike with his vibrant musicality, accessibility, versatility and extraordinary commitment to education. As a sought after guest conductor, Chelsea has appeared with numerous major orchestras in the U.S., including Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburg, Houston and Atlanta, among others. During the summer of 2011, he was part of an extensive European tour with pop artist Sting that took him to 15 countries with 19 different European orchestras.

Tickets: Single Tickets are $35 or $49. Student tickets are $10 with ID. KidTix (children ages 7-17) are free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Blue Star Tickets for active military personnel and their immediate families are free. To purchase tickets or for more information contact the NHSO Box Office at 203.865.0831 x20 or visit www.NewHavenSymphony.org.

The 2015-2016 Hamden Pops Series is sponsored by Whitney Center. The 2015- 2016 Shelton Pops Series is sponsored by RD Scinto, Inc. KidTix and Blue Star Tickets are sponsored by Frontier Communications.