World famous Glenn Miller Orchestra to perform in Naha

The Glenn Miller Orchestra celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first performance in Japan with a concert at Naha Civic Hall on Oct. 5th.

This is the 50th anniversary of the Glenn Miller Orchestra’s first time in Japan, and will celebrate Oct. 5th with a single show at the Naha Civic Hall.

Advance tickets are now on sale. The S Tickets are ¥7,000 and A seats ¥6,000. Tickets purchased at the door will be an additional ¥500 in each seating category.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been the standard against whom all other big bands are compared since its establishment back in 1937.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with the concert beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Naha Civic Hall is located at 1-2-1 Yosemiya in Naha City.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed by Glenn Miller in 1937.  The composition of five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, and a three-man rhythm section is the typical big band style that Miller first made up, and added a clarinet lead to the sax section. This rendition style is also the orchestra’s original. After Miller died, various musicians continued the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

The Orchestra still pleases fans all over the world, and is one of the world’s most popular big bands. People can enjoy their rendition somewhere in the world at least one time a year.  Their striking performance while playing instruments amuses people.  This is exactly the big band for entertaining.

The concert will feature all well-known favorites including Little Brown Jug, String of Pearls, Tuxedo Junction, American Patrol and Moonlight Serenade.