December 31, 2012
Westover Church - 8:00pm
Steve Lippia in Simply Swingin' with Sinatra and Friends!
Steve Lippia, vocals
Nathaniel Beversluis, conductor
Prepare to be wowed, captivated and mesmerized as POPS sensation Steve Lippia treats you to an evening of greats in“Simply Swingin” featuring hits by Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Vic Damone, such as The Good Life, What Kind of Fool Am I, I left My Heart in San Francisco and more!
Non-perishable food items and donations will be collected for the benefit of Greensboro Urban Ministry.
About the guest artist:
STEVE LIPPIA has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of “standards” and traditional pop music in the nation. STEVE’s youthful, energetic talent and powerful show creates a perfect blend of “classic” with “today”. His show introduces a new generation to this timeless music, while appealing to long-time listeners.
STEVE has headlined in highly successful, extended engagements at the RIO SUITES HOTEL AND CASINO in Las Vegas and RESORTS HOTEL AND CASINO in Atlantic City, where SRO audiences lined up more than two hours before show time to vie for seating. He has performed in multiple engagements for Hilton Atlantic City and Casino Windsor, among others. STEVE has recently performed to sold-out audiences with many major symphonies across North America.
In testimonials, directors write:
“…the best POPS concert they had ever seen anywhere in the country.”
“We are still receiving calls from our POPS subscribers…”
“Almost a year before the date, a fan called to purchase tickets.”
“…we were able to cut marketing and advertising during the last two weeks because we had already sold out!”
“…extremely well run show that brought the audience to its feet for two sold-out performances.”
“Steve is an excellent singer and entertainer and the quality of his performance was first-rate. The crowd loved him…”
“…Steve was a knockout. His show was everything advertised and much more.”
STEVE has headlined to SRO crowds at the legendary “BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB” in New York City, backed by the NELSON RIDDLE and WOODY HERMAN ORCHESTRAS. He performed in a highly successful EUROPEAN JAZZ FESTIVAL TOUR that resulted in a nationally televised special on FINNISH TV2.
STEVE has performed at numerous prestigious special events:
- A $1,000 per plate gala event for the world-renowned JazzAspen Festival
- Special event at the estate of producer Irwin Winkler in Beverly Hills
- Special event at the estate of Aaron Spelling in Beverly Hills
- Gala fundraiser honoring Mrs. Betty Ford in Vail, Colorado
- Multiple events for the Walton Family, the Crown Family, Donald Trump and Michael Dell
STEVE’s TV appearances include “EXTRA”, FOX’s “Good Day New York”, CNN’s “Showbiz Today”, ABC and the BBC.
STEVE’s much acclaimed, self-titled CD was recorded at WARNER BROTHERS’ STUDIOS in Los Angeles with a 41-piece symphony. In addition, Steve has recorded “Steve Lippia Live”, a collection of some of his live performances. His much anticipated third CD, titled “Steve Lippia in Concert”, was released June 16, 2009.
STEVE is a native of Southington Connecticut. He makes his home in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife and 2 miniature German Schnauzers.
About the conductor:
Nathaniel Beversluis is theResident Conductor of the Greensboro Symphony and the Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra. A native of Indianapolis, Nathaniel began writing music and playing piano and violin at a young age. He refused to practice Hanon exercises, hymns, or anything by Edward MacDowell. Confounding one piano teacher after another, he began learning music by reading and playing from scores, listening to records, composing, and staying hours after school to extract wisdom from his school orchestra conductor, Dick Dennis.
He holds a Bachelor of Music from the Indiana University School of Music and Masters of Music in Orchestral Conducting from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He studied conducting with Mark Gibson, Xian Zhang and Roger Grodsky, and served as pianist and Associate Conductor for CCM Musical Theater. He has worked for the Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca (Lucca, Italy), University of Central Florida Conservatory Theatre (Orlando and Daytona Beach, FL), Seaside Music Theater(Daytona Beach, FL), and Tri-Cities Opera (Binghamton, NY).
He received two composition fellowships to the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles and recently conducted the Netherlands Metropole Orchestra (Hilversum, NL) on a radio broadcast as part of a conductor's workshop. He has studied piano with Phil DeGreg, Lynne Arriale, Mike Lucas and Luke Gillespie, and his compositions have won awards from ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) and BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.). His interests as a composer involve combining the traditions and approaches of classical with jazz musicians.
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