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Kirkland Performance Center—The Four Freshmen
Date: March 12, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Ave
Kirkland, WA

Kirkland Performance Center
Kirkland Performance Center
(425) 893-9900

Kirkland Performance Center presents… The Four Freshmen

Choice: $24 | Prime: $27

CONTEMPORARY/POPULAR • AMERICAN STANDARDS • 40s & 50s MUSIC

Now in their 62nd year of performance The Four Freshmen continue to bring their unique brand of vocal harmony to audiences worldwide. The legendary sound that began in 1948 with Bob, Don, Ross and Hal continues on in the 21st century… Whether performing with a full symphonic orchestra, in front of a big band, or playing self-contained, their unmistakable sound continues to thrill audiences all over the world.

Artist Bio
The Four Freshmen were one of the top vocal groups of the 1950s, and formed the bridge between ’40s ensembles like Mel-Tones and harmony-based rock & roll bands such as the Beach Boys as well as groups like Spanky & Our Gang and the Manhattan Transfer. The group’s roots go back to the end of the 1940s and a barbershop quartet-influenced outfit called Hal’s Harmonizers, organized at the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Butler University in Indiana by two brothers, Ross and Don Barbour. Their repertoire centered on standards such as "Moonglow" and "The Christmas Song," though they showed an unusually free, improvisational approach to their harmony singing. Bob Flanigan, the last original member, he retired in 1992 but new lineups of the group have continued to perform into the 21st century.

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