Published Friday, February 9, 2018 2:00 pm
Rock Star: Supernova finalist, one of the lead vocalists of the Portland, Oregon group Pink Martini, and Carnegie Hall sensation Storm Large will be in Toledo for two separate performances with the Toledo Symphony—Storm Large & The Crazy Arc of Love (February 17) and Seven Deadly Sins (February 23 & 24).
On February 17, backed by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Storm and her band Le Bonheur will perform classics from the Great American Songbook, some in genre-crossing arrangements. The set list includes songs like I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Hopelessly Devoted to You, and Somebody to Love.
One week later, on February 23 & 24, Storm Large will join the TSO again—this time with Toledo native Nicholas Adamski as poetic performer and master of ceremonies and the male-singing group Hudson Shad Quartet—in a provocative show all inspired by sin. This show features Kurt Weill’s 1930s ballet chanté Seven Deadly Sins.
Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins tells a story of Anna represented by two distinct personalities—her sensible side (Anna I) and her daring, impulsive side (Anna II). Leaving everything she knows behind, Anna sets out on a journey to seven American cities on a quest to earn money for her family, which is represented by the male quartet in the show. In each city, Anna II succumbs to a different sin (pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed, and sloth) and Anna I must rein her in. Storm Large will perform the role of Anna I and Anna II.
“We look forward to performing with Storm Large in two different shows that will showcase her incredible voice in really unique ways. She’s a rare talent—one of few singers who can belt out a rock version of Cole Porter’s I’ve Got You Under My Skin one night and then completely switch gears to sing more classical repertoire the next—and she’s a pro at both,” said Felecia Kanney, Director of Marketing for the Toledo Symphony.
In 2006, Storm Large gained national prominence as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova. Despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm Large built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. She made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She has also performed with Grammy-winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton. In 2013, Storm made her Carnegie Hall debut singing Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the Detroit Symphony as part of the Spring for Music Festival, and in February 2015, Storm debuted with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra in Rhapsody in Blue & America, performing two sold out shows at the Peristyle Theater.
Storm Large & The Crazy Arc of Love will take place February 17, at 8 p.m. at the Stranahan Theater. Seven Deadly Sins will take place February 23 & 24, at 8 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater. Tickets are available at toledosymphony.com or by calling the Toledo Symphony Box Office at 419-246-8000.
For more information, please contact Felecia Kanney, Director of Marketing for the Toledo Symphony at firstname.lastname@example.org.