The Motor City Symphony joins with renowned Sinatra tribute artist Mark Randisi, guest conductor Kerry Stratton and Karen Newman on December 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the holidays and Sinatra’s 100th Birthday! This unique concert offers patrons the option to purchase a “Dinner & Concert” ticket that will include a four-course meal catered by Andiamo Ristorante. The meal will consist of: soup/salad, pasta, chicken with potato, and dessert. Ticket price including dinner: $60, concert only: $30. Tickets may be purchased through the Andiamo Showroom via Ticketmaster or the Motor City Symphony Orchestra office. Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. and the performance at 6:30 p.m.
Raised in an Italian family in Detroit, Mark was surrounded by a passion for music. His father was a trumpet player and his grandfather an opera singer. After working in a family-owned painting business- As Casey Kasem would say, Mark “put down his paint brush and picked up a microphone.” Mark has appeared on stage with diverse performers and celebrities such as Ray Charles, James Darrin, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Debbie Reynolds, Fabian, Connie Stevens, Rich Little and more. He receives lavish praise from other performers and observers; some kudos are especially interesting – for example, Paul Rosenberg, producer/manager for rap star Eminem, wanted Sinatra music at his wedding. Mark was the only “Live” entertainer considered for this star-studded event. He was hired and was an instant hit! For more information and videos please visit www.MarkRandisi.com.
Concert conducted by Kerry Stratton
Kerry Stratton is currently conductor of the Toronto Concert Orchestra as well as Wish Opera. In the course of his international career, Stratton has conducted orchestras in Europe, North America and Asia. Having earned a degree in conducting from McGill University, Stratton later completed graduate studies at the Vienna Conservatory under Sir Charles Mackerras, Academia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and L’Ecole Pierre Monteux with Charles Bruck. Stratton’s engagements have included, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, The Czech Philharmonic, Budapest Concert Orchestra, Hungarian Chamber Soloists, Prague Chamber Philharmonic, Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Prague Radio Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic, Janacek Philharmonic. In January 2001, he became the first Canadian to conduct the St. Petersburg Camerata in the Hermitage Theatre at the Winter Palace. In December of 2004 he made his debut with the Beijing Symphony in a concert at the Forbidden City.
We are pleased to announce that Detroit’s own Karen Newman, “voice” of the Detroit Red Wings, will be joining Mark Randisi & the Motor City Symphony on in the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom!