On Sunday, new Dallas Symphony Orchestra pops conductor Jeff Tyzik brings the sounds of Harlem to downtown Dallas for an afternoon of suspender-snapping, skirt-swinging entertainment. Classic blues, jazz and swing standards by Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, George Gershwin, Louis Armstrong and others round out the program for the orchestra’s “Night at the Cotton Club” concert. The orchestra, with help from tap dancer Ted Louis Levy, trumpeter and singer Byron Stripling, vocalist Carmen Bradford and drummer Bob Breithaupt, brings the iconic Prohibition-era club back to life. Newsboy caps aren’t required, but you might want to dress the part. Classics like “Bill Bailey” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing” swing a little more authentically when you’re wearing wool pants and a vest. Tickets range in price from $19 to $184 and seating for the Sunday matinee is limited. The concert starts at 2:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center (2301 Flora St.). Visit dallassymphony.com.
Sun., Nov. 10, 2013