Tickets are selling fast for a special Valentine’s concert guaranteed to leave you swooning. Due to popular demand, a performance has been added for Come Fly With Me on Wednesday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m.
A tribute to the world’s greatest crooners, this romantic concert is the sixth collaboration between Drayton Entertainment and the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra. Backed by the revered community orchestra, singer Michael Vanhevel will take audiences on a sentimental journey through a hit parade of crooner classics including songs like “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Mona Lisa,” “Moon River,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “Come Fly With Me,” and other love songs arranged by the late great Howard Cable.
The complete schedule includes performances on Tuesday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
“Howard Cable played a dominant role in keeping this extraordinary style of music alive through remarkable collaborations with such stars as Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, Bob Hope and others,” says Alex Mustakas, Artistic Director of Drayton Entertainment. “His arrangements will stand the test of time.”
Michael Vanhevel has become a familiar name to Drayton Entertainment audiences, as he is a rising star with a voice that rivals great talents like Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra. At only 20 years old, Vanhevel was discovered on YouTube by Mustakas and Cable after he posted videos of himself singing various Sinatra tunes. He was chosen to appear as a featured vocalist in the successful production of Big Band Legends in 2013. The Grand Bend native quickly became a sought after talent, performing in various theatrical productions as well as a variety of symphony concerts with Cable, before he passed away in 2016.
“We are so pleased to be working with a vocalist of Michael’s calibre on this very special Valentine’s concert,” says Sabatino Vacca, Music Director for the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra. “Audiences are in for a real treat.”
The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra continues to grow and develop, attracting both talented young musicians as well as seasoned veterans. The orchestra has performed with notable soloists such as Ben Heppner, Valerie Tryon, and Richard Margison, among others. The group offers a wide variety of concerts and outreach events making them one of Canada’s busiest community orchestras.
“Cambridge is blessed with a vibrant arts scene, and this concert is a great way to showcase the many positive collaborative partnerships that are being developed in the community,” says Mustakas.
The two organizations previously worked together on A Salute to Broadway in 2013, The Magic of Gilbert & Sullivan in 2014, The Music of Disney in 2015, Strike Up The Band in 2016, and All You Need is Love in 2017. Come Fly With Me continues the proud tradition for a sixth consecutive year, and based on past history, the event will sell out quickly.
Tickets are $35.00 for adults and $25.00 for youth under 20 years of age. Tickets for groups of 20 or more are $30.00 each. HST is applicable to all ticket prices. All proceeds go to charitable programs for Drayton Entertainment and the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.draytonentertainment.com/come-fly-with-me, in person at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge (formerly Dunfield Theatre Cambridge) Box Office, or by calling (519) 621-8000 or toll free 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866).