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  • Copyright: G.U.Hauth | The voice quartet “The Skylarks” and the Swing Dance Orchestra under Andrej Hermlin will perform at the Mercedes-Benz Museum on Friday, 7 September 2018 at 7.00 p.m.
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    “A Tribute to Glenn Miller.”

    As a part of the Music Festival Stuttgart, the voice quartet “The Skylarks” and the Swing Dance Orchestra under Andrej Hermlin will perform at the Mercedes-Benz Museum on Friday, 7 September 2018.

    Photo: G.U. Hauth

“War and Peace.”

Glenn Miller taught people to swing with his music, both in times of war and peace. In December 1944, as a musical entertainer for the US Army and the most popular American musician of the Second World War, his plane crashed into the English Channel in circumstances that have never been fully explained. The biography of the famous band leader reflects this year’s motto for the Stuttgart Music Festival – “War and Peace”. On 7 September 2018 his music can be heard in the Mercedes-Benz Museum.


Concert by the wind ensemble “Federspiel” at the Mercedes-Benz Museum 2017: look at the atrium.

Concert by the wind ensemble “Federspiel” at the Mercedes-Benz Museum 2017: look at the atrium.


The Swing Dance Orchestra under Andrej Hermlin. Photo: G.U. Hauth

The Swing Dance Orchestra under Andrej Hermlin. Photo: G.U. Hauth


Casual elegance and infectious virtuosity.

“In the Mood”, “Moonlight Serenade”, “Chattanooga Choo Choo”: Everybody has heard the swing compositions and arrangements of Glenn Miller. And we can all recall their unmistakable sound. The voice quartet “The Skylarks” and the Swing Dance Orchestra under Andrej Hermlin have dedicated themselves to a revival of the unique Glenn Miller sound, and found international success. They perform in the same outfits as the original band, with the same casual elegance and infectious virtuosity.


Cultural venue.

“Modern architecture and classic vehicles are the right backdrop for this musical programme,” says Alexandra Süß, a member of the management team at the Mercedes-Benz Museum. “Music plays an important part in our event calendar. We see ourselves as a cultural venue, and are open to different musical genres.”

Every year the Stuttgart Music Festival is organised by the International Bach Academy Stuttgart. In 2016 the Museum hosted a concert by the Gershwin Piano Quartet. In 2017 this was followed by the wind ensemble “Federspiel”.


Concert by the wind ensemble “Federspiel” at the Mercedes-Benz Museum last year.

Concert by the wind ensemble “Federspiel” at the Mercedes-Benz Museum last year.


Tickets.

Entrance tickets for the concert “A Tribute to Glenn Miller” on 7 September 2018 each cost 35 euros, 26 euros or 17 euros depending on the category. Tickets are available from the International Bach Academy Stuttgart by phone on +49 (0)711 6192161, from all Easy Ticket Service outlets and online at www.easyticket.de.