Growing up in the 80s, I remember watching TV and hearing a lot of music in the background of shows. Later in life, I realize that a lot of them were by Herb Alpert and Lani Hall bring their inimitable fusion of jazz, world and pop music for the duo’s first ever concert with a full orchestra
Legendary trumpet-and-voice duo Herb Alpert and Lani Hall bring their unique mix of jazz, world and American pop music to Pacific Symphony for the final concert of the 2014-15 Pops Series. Joining musical forces in 2006, each half of this musical power couple brings an impressive résumé to the table. As a solo artist and leader of the Tijuana Brass, Alpert has sold more than 72 million records and placed 28 albums on the Billboard charts, including five at No. 1. His 2014 album, “Steppin’ Out,” earned him his ninth Grammy Award, and in 2013, he was honored with the National Medal of Arts.
His wife and music partner, Hall, rose to fame in 1966 as the lead singer of Sergio Mendes’ group, Brasil ’66. The two met and became friends when Brasil ’66 was signed to A&M records by its co-founder, Alpert. Hall has the distinction of recording more than 22 albums in three different languages, four alongside her husband, and she earned a Grammy for her album, “Es Facil Amar.”
Alpert and Hall will be performing a diverse array of standards and originals from their many albums, backed by the lush sounds of the full symphony orchestra led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Thursday June 4th to Saturday June 6th, at 8pm
Tickets are $35-160; Box Circle is $185.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.