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Charming vocal sensation—The Tenors—win hearts and deliver romantic evening of music for Valentine’s Day concert with Pacific Symphony Pops
Orange County, Calif. — January 22, 2015
With looks as hot as their voices, The Tenors bring their powerful and diverse vocal talent to Pacific Symphony Pops for a special Valentine’s Day weekend with the orchestra. Admired as Canada’s national treasure, the charming quartet performs a romantic mix of classical and contemporary pop music, perfect for a night out with that special someone. Since the release of their platinum-selling debut album in 2008, vocalists Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray, Remigio Pereira and Fraser Walters have quickly risen to fame, performing with big-name artists such as Paul McCartney, Queen, Neil Young, Sarah McLachlan, Chris Botti, Brian McKnight and Natalie Cole. Singing songs from their newest album, “Lead With Your Heart,” which includes four original works, The Tenors perform favorites such as the title piece, “Ava Maria,” “Anchor Me,” “Lullaby,” “Hallelujah” and others, all backed by the lush sounds of the full symphony orchestra.
“Valentine’s Day with The Tenors” takes place Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 12-14, at 8 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets are $35-$160; Box Circle, $185. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.
Led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, the Symphony opens the concert with familiar love themes from the classical and popular catalogs.
“Love will be in the air on our Valentine’s Day Pops weekend,” expresses Kaufman. “In addition to The Tenors, the orchestra performs music from both the classics and Hollywood, which are all about love and relationships. The sounds of romance include Mozart’s ‘Marriage of Figaro,” the lilting melody of Debussy’s ‘Clair de Lune’ and, from Hollywood, the magical score from the Academy Award-winning film ‘Chocolat,’ as well as one of the most memorable love themes ever written: ‘An Affair to Remember.’ There will be a lot of hand-holding going on during our musical celebration of Valentine’s Day!”
The International Review of Music was overjoyed with The Tenors’ performance in Los Angeles, claiming that “each of the tenors has an individual vocal texture, the solo passages were filled with emotional variation and the ensemble segments came vividly to life via the colorful blending of sounds.” The critic further complimented the group saying, “The evening belonged to The Tenors. To their singing, to their musicality, to their entertaining collection of songs, and to their warm and irresistible amiability.”
Widely admired by critics and fans, The Tenors continue their success with their newest album, “Lead With Your Heart,” which garnered a 2013 JUNO Award for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year. For the group, “Lead With Your Heart” is more than just a cover title, it’s their mantra. On the band’s website, singer Walters explains, “Our music always comes from our hearts and reflects our lives, allowing our sensibilities and our life experiences to shine through.” Murray adds, “Music is the language of the soul.”
The four tenors originate from various cities across Canada, bringing unique experiences and perspectives to their music. In their short time together, they have had the privilege of performing on The Oprah Winfrey Show with Celine Dion, for Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, at the 2011 live broadcast of the Emmy Awards and many major league sports games, as well as at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. They have traveled from Bangkok and New York to London and Israel, sharing their artfully balanced mix of world music, pop, opera and folk with the world.
The Symphony’s Pops series receives support from the official vehicle, Mercedes-Benz, Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel, PBS SoCal and K-Earth 101.
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