Tribute to America’s Rock Band Chicago at Garden Theatre

WINTER GARDEN, FL (February 21, 2017) – The Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street) is pleased to announce a concert performance featuring Grammy Award-winning conductor Matt Catingub and vocalist Michelle Amato as they are joined by top symphonic musicians in a Tribute to the Music of Chicago. The concert event will be Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3pm. The tribute is sponsored by Orlando Health, and the Orchestra Sponsor is Dr. Phillips Charities.
 
America’s Rock Band, Chicago, was formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, with the founding members interested in weaving musical diversity to create a new sound of rock ‘n’ roll with horns. This year the band is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Having never missed a year of touring, this makes Chicago the band with the most longevity in history. They have recorded 36 albums and sold over 100 million records. Their songs are immediately recognizable for that unique sound, and their history includes 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. 
 
Renowned conductor, musician and vocalist Matt Catingub, dynamic vocalist Michelle Amato and an orchestra of top musicians bring that incredible sound in a tribute that will have audience members on their feet and singing along with these well-known hits.  
 
Tickets are $35 per guest and may be purchased by calling the Garden Theatre Box Office at 407-877-GRDN (4736) x0 or online at gardentheatre.org/concerts. 
 
Media photos may be downloaded at http://bit.ly/2mfKbom.
 
About Matt Catingub
Multi-talented Matt Catingub is a Grammy Award-winning composer, arranger, conductor, vocalist, saxophonist, woodwind artist and pianist who has traveled the world, working with and arranging music for artists such as Diana Krall, Kenny Loggins, Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, Michael McDonald, and numerous others. He has guest conducted for some of the most significant symphony orchestras in the country and throughout Canada and Japan. Mr. Catingub has served as the Artistic Director and Founder of Pops orchestras in Honolulu, HI, Macon, GA and Los Angeles, CA, and as a guest artist at festivals and clubs throughout the country. He wrote and performed the music for the George Clooney film, Good Night, and Good Luck, which won a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Today, Mr. Catingub is at the forefront of a new and innovative movement to reinvent Pops into a more fun, accessible and contemporary format.
 
About Michelle Amato
Michelle Amato is a dynamic vocalist who has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists, including Liza Minelli, Al Green, Sandi Patty, Jon Secada, Donna Summer, Michael McDonald, Ira Sullivan, world-renowned composer Yanni, and many others. Her solo work can be heard on Yanni’s Ethnicity CD and Yanni Live DVD. Michelle is currently the on-call vocal soloist for Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba in Orlando, FL. She is also the featured female soloist with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, recently performing with that exciting group in New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, and across the Atlantic on Crystal Cruise Line. Michelle performs regularly at Eddie V's and Pilars in Central Florida, as well as music and jazz festivals around the country. She continues to love her orchestral work, and has been a featured soloist with The Orlando Philharmonic, The Memphis Symphony, The Sunrise Pops Orchestra, The Charlotte Symphony, The Baton Rouge and Macon Pops. Michelle’s Master’s Degree from the prestigious University of Miami School of Music has also created great demand for her expertise as an educator and clinician.
 
About the Garden Theatre 
Located in the heart of historic downtown Winter Garden on Plant Street, the Garden Theatre is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching, engaging and entertaining through creative experiences. The 299-seat theatre, which re-opened in 2008, is a historic, atmospheric, professional performing arts venue in a Mediterranean Revival style. The Garden Theatre hosts live plays, concerts, movies and more to the residents of and visitors to the city of Winter Garden. For tickets or additional information, contact the Garden Theatre Box Office at 407-877-GRDN (4736) or visit the Garden Theatre website at gardentheatre.org. 
 
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