Swing into summer with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in a lively celebration of several great women of song.
The orchestra joins AARP in St. Louis in presenting a Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Ladies of Swing on Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m. at Powell Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd.
AARP members and up to three guests are eligible for a 50 percent discount off the ticket price.
The concert celebrates Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday and pays homage to other notable women of swing, including Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughan. Known as the First Lady of Song, Fitzgerald interpreted much of the Great American Songbook. She recorded more than 200 albums and some 2,000 songs in her lifetime. Her many accolades included 13 Grammy Awards, the NAACP Image Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Vocalist Dee Daniels will perform legendary classics, including “A Tisket, A Tasket,” “Fever,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” “Makin’ Whoopee” and “Mack the Knife.”
Concertgoers are invited to stop by the AARP booth to meet staff and volunteers and to learn about AARP activities in St. Louis.
For tickets, go to stlsymphony.org/possibilities or call 314-534-1700 and use the promo code Possibilities. —John Reinhart