NSO Pops: An Unforgettable Tribute to Nat King Cole with George Benson
Friday, November 25, 2011 - Saturday, November 26, 2011
Ten-time Grammy Award–winning guitarist and vocalist George Benson performs in tribute to Nat King Cole with conductors Randy Waldman and Steven Reineke and the NSO Pops as part of Swing, Swing, Swing.
Legendary entertainer Nat "King" Cole visited the households of America every week through his groundbreaking television program. Now the swing and charm of Nat come to the NSO Pops audience in this very special Thanksgiving weekend Pops event. Ten-time Grammy Award–winning guitarist and vocalist George Benson brings audiences the music that made Cole's show so special, including "Mona Lisa," "Route 66," "Looking Back," and "Nature Boy." Led by conductor Randy Waldman and new NSO Principal Pops Conductor StevenReineke, the program also features Benson's own blistering hits as part of the Kennedy Center's Swing, Swing, Swing jazz festival.