Barry Manilow Brings the Hits to Florida in a First-Time-Ever Symphony Concert Series
Manilow Concert with 60-Piece Orchestra Set for January 21 at the St. Pete Times Forum
TAMPA BAY –Legendary musician and performer Barry Manilow announces a series of first-ever Florida symphony concerts backed by The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra of Punta Gorda, Florida in January of 2011. Beginning on January 20th, and stretching across five major Florida cities, Manilow will bring his greatest hits to the Sunshine State, including a show at the St. Pete Times Forum on Friday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m.
The Florida concert series is an entirely exclusive and distinct experience from Manilow’s current critically acclaimed Paris Las Vegas residency shows, and features The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra plus Manilow’s Band and Cast from his Las Vegas Show. The concerts, produced in partnership with STILETTO Entertainment and BRE Presents, will mark the first time Manilow has performed with an orchestral accompaniment in Florida.
Recently, Manilow wowed fans in Atlantic City with a one-night-only show backed by the esteemed New York Pops to a sold-out crowd at Caesars Boardwalk Hall. Prior to that, he lit up the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, to rave response.
While in both cities, and in signature Manilow fashion, he was able to raise money and collect instruments for the Manilow Music Project to benefit local school music programs. The Manilow Music Project provides scholarships and musical instruments to secondary and high school music programs throughout the country. More information on the Manilow Music Project can be found at http://www.manilowmusicproject.org/.
“I am thrilled to share the stage with such an impressive collection of musicians and bring some of my greatest hits to Florida fans for this exclusive series,” says Manilow.
VIP and BMIFC advance tickets are presently on sale at Manilow.com. FRONT ROW MANILOW tickets are available only at www.FrontRowManilow.com.
With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records); with no less than 25 consecutive top 40 hits to his credit between 1975 and 1983, on the Billboard Hot 100. Manilow has worked on over 40 albums over the course of his career as a singer, songwriter, arranger and producer. He recently released “The Greatest Love Songs of All Time,” a new album chronicling the most touching love songs ever written.
Manilow is currently performing more than 78 shows a year for two years at the Paris Théâtre at Paris Las Vegas, having added even more dates to this residency due to incredibly high demand. Those shows are produced by STILETTO Entertainment in conjunction with AEG Live and Paris Las Vegas.
Tickets: Tickets for this event go on sale this Friday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum Box Office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at . Tickets are priced at$9.99, $39.99, $69.99, $99.99 and $129.99. Prices do not include some service fees. For dinner reservations at Medallions Restaurant on the day of the event please call . For more information, please call or visit www.sptimesforum.com. Advanced parking passes are available at Ticketmaster.com and the St. Pete Times Forum Box Office.