Chris Botti - Lutcher Theater

Chris Botti - Lutcher Theater

Grammy Award winner Chris Botti, backed by his incredible band and the Symphony of Southeast Texas, will perform at the Lutcher Theater (707 Main Ave.) in Orange on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45-$65 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org or at the Lutcher Theater box office.

“Mr. Botti’s previous show at the Lutcher Theater drew patrons from across the Gulf Coast, and having the opportunity to add the Symphony of Southeast Texas to his performance makes for an exciting evening of incredible music,” said Jim Clark, managing director of the Lutcher.

Botti, from Portland, Oregon, has performed with Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and Sting, among many others. Now a major artist in his own right, performing worldwide, selling more than 3 million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. In 2013, Botti’s album Impressions won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album category.

In addition to the Symphony of Southeast Texas, Botti will be joined onstage by Lee Pearson on drums, Richie Goods on bass, Ben Butler on guitar, Geoffrey Keezer on piano and Sandy Cameron on violin. Sy Smith and Chad Johnson will add vocals.

The Symphony of Southeast Texas, under the direction of Maestro Chelsea Tipton II, is comprised of musicians from communities throughout Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, and has a 60-year history of providing outstanding music and grand performances in Beaumont.

Lutcher Theater Inc. was awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the concert.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to nurturing artists and the arts in communities across the country,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Supporting projects from organizations like Lutcher Theater Inc. represents a wise investment in both Orange, Texas, and the creative vitality of the nation.”

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