Swing Ladies, Swing!
A Tribute to Singers of the Swing Era
featuring Vocalist Carol Welsman with Pops Symphony Orchestra
Swing Ladies, Swing is an exciting show featuring Carol Welsman with Pops Symphony Orchestra! Carol highlights several singers covering many great popular song hits of the Swing Era. She recounts anecdotes about the songs and her favorite singers, and how they have inspired her. The music is elegant and rich. Carol’s grandfather, Frank S. Welsman, is the founder and first conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. She fulfills her dream and dedicates this show and CD to her grandfather, mixing Swing music with Pops Orchestra in a timeless presentation.
The show can be presented in either of the following two formats:
1) Two sets, each 35 minutes (approx.) in length, preceded by a 10 minute Overture and Entre’acte * provided by the respective Symphony
2) Second Half performance between 55-75 mins. In length (depending on symphony request) featuring Carol Welsman
* Orchestra selections subject to approval (our preference is a choice of repertoire that complements Swing repertoire)
Please Note: Carol is accompanied by her own trio that travels with her – piano, bass, drums, and a saxophone/flute soloist** is featured in many numbers. In the 18 song repertoire, 11 songs are accompanied by symphony orchestra.
**The orchestra is requested to provide a jazz saxophone soloist (preferably who plays both tenor and alto saxophone or flute)
Symphony Concert Highlights include
Toronto, Symphony Orchestra
Tulsa Signature Symphony
South Bend Symphony
The Brass Group – Palermo, Italy
Fort Smith Symphony
Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa)
Symphony Nova Scotia
Burlington Millenium Orchestra
Toronto Philharmonia Orchestra – Carol for Christmas
Edmonton Symphony – Carol for Christmas
Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Carol’s Swing Ladies Swing CD features the symphony arrangements and is available upon request.
Synopsis/Instrumentation/Show PrograM (Word Document) (PDF)
Stage Plot (PDF)
Lighting: (Word Document) (PDF)