October 3, 2020
Concert Time: 8:00 pm
You'll be dancing with Byron Stripling and his electrifying, heartfelt tribute to Louis Armstrong! Swoon to Stripling's smooth vocals and be dazzled by his virtuosic trumpet technique as he performs hits from the Armstrong songbook and his signature version of When the Saints Go Marchin' In.
The health and safety of our audiences, musicians, staff, and volunteers are of the utmost importance to us. We're continuing to follow the social distancing guidelines recommended by the State of Ohio to ensure the safest environment for all. In-person tickets are sold out. CLICK HERE to learn more about streaming options.
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A powerhouse trumpeter, gifted with a soulful voice and a charismatic onstage swagger, Byron Stripling has delighted audiences internationally. As soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Stripling has performed frequently under the baton of Keith Lockhart, as well as being featured soloist on the PBS television special, “Evening at Pops,” with conductors John Williams and Mr. Lockhart. Currently, Stripling serves as artistic director and conductor of the highly acclaimed, award winning Columbus Jazz Orchestra.
Since his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops, Stripling has emerged as one of America’s most popular symphony pops guest artists, having performed with over 100 orchestras around the world including the Boston Pops, National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Toronto Symphony, and Dallas Symphony, to name a few. He has been a featured soloist at the Hollywood Bowl and performs at jazz festivals throughout the world.
An accomplished actor and singer, Stripling was chosen, following a world wide search, to star in the lead role of the Broadway bound musical, “Satchmo.” Many will remember his featured cameo performance in the television movie, “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” and his critically acclaimed virtuoso trumpet and riotous comedic performance in the 42nd Street production of “From Second Avenue to Broadway.”
Television viewers have enjoyed his work as soloist on the worldwide telecast of The Grammy Awards. Millions have heard his trumpet and voice on television commercials, TV theme songs including “20/20,” CNN, and soundtracks of favorite movies.
Stripling earned his stripes as lead trumpeter and soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Thad Jones and Frank Foster. He has also played and recorded extensively with the bands of Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Dave Brubeck, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, and Buck Clayton in addition to The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and The GRP All Star Big Band.
Stripling enjoys conducting Seminars and Master Classes at colleges, universities, conservatories, and high schools. His informative talks, combined with his incomparable wit and charm, make him a favorite guest speaker to groups of all ages.
Stripling was educated at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. One of his greatest joys is to return, periodically, to Eastman and Interlochen as a special guest lecturer.
A resident of Ohio, Stripling lives in the country with his wife, former dancer, writer and poet, Alexis and their beautiful daughters.
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The Café will open for TSO patrons at 5:30 PM and close at 7:30 PM. Seating capacity has been reduced to comply with the Governor’s COVID-19 guidelines and waiting will not be allowed in the Herrick Lobby for entry to the Café. The following are the Food and Beverage Service policies and procedures, written to adhere to the Governor's order and approved by the Health Department. These obligations will need to be followed by all patrons and will be overseen by staff.
All food and beverage must be consumed while guests are seated at guest tables. This requirement applies in the Café as well as for the bar service available in Herrick Lobby. Patrons will enter the Café wearing masks, order, and then they may remove the masks when seated and actively consuming food and beverage. Any time they get up and leave the table, they must wear a mask.
The Cash Bar will be set up in Herrick Lobby and will have beer, wine, soft drinks, and coffee available for purchase. The beverages will be served in disposable cups with lids. Beverages cannot be consumed on the way to the Peristyle. Patrons must be seated before masks can be removed and beverages are consumed. Masks are required when not actively consuming beverages. We discourage cash as payment, preferring credit cards for the safety of our guests and service staff.
Dine at the Museum Café prior to the performance!
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