Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to Dover Downs

The Glenn Miller Orchestra will play Dover Downs' Rollins Center Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. (Submitted photo)

The Glenn Miller Orchestra will play Dover Downs’ Rollins Center Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. (Submitted photo)

DOVER — The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will bring their classic, big-band favorites back to Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Friday, Oct. 28. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting VIP Services at (800) 711-5882. Prices range from $13 to $18.

First formed in 1937 by Glenn Miller, the orchestra continues to thrill crowds worldwide, playing almost 300 shows per year in front of more than 500,000 people annually.

With a repertoire of more than 1,700 compositions, the Glenn Miller Orchestra’s list of favorites include “Moonlight Serenade,” “In The Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “St. Louis Blues March,” “Sunrise Serenade,” “Little Brown Jug,” and “Rhapsody in Blue.”

The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been led by music director and vocalist Nick Hilscher since January 2012. Mr. Hilscher, who began his professional career in the 1990s as a teenager, has been featured on several albums with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, including “On The Air” and “Steppin’ Out.”

Mr. Hilscher released his latest solo album “Young and Foolish,” in 2010, which features the music of Nat “King” Cole, Buddy Holly, Roger Miller, Cole Porter, Elvis Presley and Hank Williams Sr.

Reach features editor Craig Horleman at chorl@newszap.com

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