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Frank and Ella

About This Concert

The artistry of 20th-century legends Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra takes center stage for an evening celebrating the talent and tenacity of two great American singers.

Driven by passion, grit and captivating musical talent, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald’s live collaborations revealed real warmth, wit and sophistication. Award-winning vocalists Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins beautifully recreate Frank and Ella’s friendship, onstage rapport and sparkling harmonies in a performance that truly shines.

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Program Notes PDF

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Tony DeSare, piano and vocals
  • Capathia Jenkins, vocals

Fun Facts

  • Sinatra and Fitzgerald appeared together on stage and on television, but they never made an album together because of contractual obligations to their respective record labels.
  • Frank Sinatra is one of the best-selling artists ever and sold more than 150 million albums worldwide.
  • This performance includes favorites such as “Get Happy,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Body and Soul,” “Sing, Sing, Sing” and many more.
  • Fitzgerald’s career took off in 1934, after she won Amateur Night honors at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403

Save up to 15% when you purchase this concert as part of a Create Your Own Series (minimum of 3 concerts) subscription package.

Live at Orchestra Hall

Frank and Ella

starring Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins

Tickets

1593395348

1581213600

1625536148

SAT FEB 8 2020 8pm

Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins | Photo © Brandon Marshall, Colorady Symphony

Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins | Photo © Brandon Marshall, Colorady Symphony

Save up to 15% when you purchase this concert as part of a Create Your Own Series (minimum of 3 concerts) subscription package.

Plan your visit

Pre-pay Valet Parking (Save $3)


Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm

Pre-Concert Jazz with Walker|West

Concert Preview with Robert Baca


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About This Concert

The artistry of 20th-century legends Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra takes center stage for an evening celebrating the talent and tenacity of two great American singers.

Driven by passion, grit and captivating musical talent, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald’s live collaborations revealed real warmth, wit and sophistication. Award-winning vocalists Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins beautifully recreate Frank and Ella’s friendship, onstage rapport and sparkling harmonies in a performance that truly shines.

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Tony DeSare, piano and vocals
  • Capathia Jenkins, vocals

Fun Facts

  • Sinatra and Fitzgerald appeared together on stage and on television, but they never made an album together because of contractual obligations to their respective record labels.
  • Frank Sinatra is one of the best-selling artists ever and sold more than 150 million albums worldwide.
  • This performance includes favorites such as “Get Happy,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Body and Soul,” “Sing, Sing, Sing” and many more.
  • Fitzgerald’s career took off in 1934, after she won Amateur Night honors at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

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Pre- and Post-Concert Experiences on Saturday February 8 / SEE ALL UPCOMING EXPERIENCES

Pre-Concert Jazz with Walker|West

Pre-Concert Jazz with Walker|West

When: 7:00pm-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
Join the talented students of the Walker|West Music Academy Youth Jazz Ensemble for a set of pre-concert tunes to start off your evening!

Concert Preview with Robert Baca

Concert Preview with Robert Baca

When: 7:15pm-7:45pm
Where: N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine
A distinguished performer and educator, Robert Baca has toured with Frank Sinatra and will share insights and memories about this influential musician!