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The Glenn Miller Orchestra performs at Bennington College next week. The event is sponsored by the Vermont Arts Exchange.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra performs at Bennington College  next week. The event is sponsored by the Vermont Arts Exchange.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra performs at Bennington College next week. The event is sponsored by the Vermont Arts Exchange.

BENNINGTON -- Vermont Arts Exchange's Basement Music Series welcomes the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra in a special concert on Sunday, September 8, beginning at 7 p.m. in Bennington College's Greenwall Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Among the most popular big bands in the world, the orchestra is renowned for its unique jazz sound. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the only official swing group that authentically revives the music of jazzman and chart-topper Glenn Miller, performing his classic hits, including "Moonlight Serenade," "In the Mood," "Tuxedo Junction," "Pennsylvania 6-5000," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "A String of Pearls," "At Last," and "(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo."

Miller mysteriously disappeared on a World War II transport plane, but his music was destined to live on. Formed in 1956, the Glenn Miller Orchestra has recorded and performed under various leaders, and plays an average of 300 concerts across the globe each year. Today, the 18-piece orchestra is led by Nick Hilscher and features a 13-piece horn section; vocals are by Hilscher and Laura Hart.

Tickets for this concert are $20, or $10 for students, through Brown Paper Tickets, the first and only fair-trade ticketing company. Visit brownpapertickets.com or vtartxchange.org/bms.php, or call (toll free) 800-838-3006 -- a small processing fee will be charged.

Greenwall Auditorium is located in Bennington College's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VAPA), on College Drive in Bennington. It is a fully handicapped-accessible facility.

For more information about Vermont Arts Exchange, contact VAE at 802-442-5549 or visit vtartxchange.org.