The Four Freshmen
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Kicking off LCCCA's 84th consecutive season is The Four Freshmen. This show returns to the Lebanon Stage one of our most favorite artists of recent years. Singing with a harmony uniquely their own, The Four Freshmen have enamored listeners world-wide for years, while gaining recognition as one of the most influential vocal groups of all time. Their tight-knit sound inspired The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, The Mamas & The Papas, Frankie Valli and the Manhattan Transfer.
It all started in 1948, when four college freshmen crafted a unique style of vocal harmony that soon caught the ear of the great bandleader Stan Kenton. Kenton was responsible for bringing the Freshmen to Capitol Records, where they would eventually record 23 albums, thrusting them into the national spotlight.
The Freshmen have recorded over 75 albums, 70 top selling singles, and received 6 Grammy Nominations. The four have toured constantly since their inception, continuing to perform to sold out audiences around the globe.
The integrity of the sound created by the original guys has been meticulously maintained. Die-hard fans and former members alike have agreed that the current lineup; Bob Ferreira, Tommy Boynton, Stein Malvey and Jon Gaines, are second to none.
While paying tribute to such classic Freshmen favorites as “Day By Day” and “Blue World,” the current group also continues to bring new arrangements to their live shows and recordings. Their latest endeavor, “Four Freshmen & Friends”, features new audience Favorites like “Day In Day Out”, “Moonglow” and “Stompin' At The Savoy”. In concert The Freshmen shine on brand new arrangements of “Come Fly with Me” and “I Ain’t Got Nobody ”. Within their show you will also hear the body swaying “Girl From Ipanema” and one can’t forget the toe tapping “Route 66”.
The Four Freshmen’s music strives to push past the currently established requirements it takes to succeed as a professionally working group. Most important to The Four Freshmen is what it means to be an individual in a group/band, no matter the size, and what it means to have the flow of music in and amongst other people in order to realize how much your own strength of sound can affect the larger picture.
As four amazing musical talents, their show is one not to be missed! Whether accompanied by a big band, symphony orchestra or self-contained; their youth, vitality, and talent adds a modern twist of elegance to a time-honored sound.
The Four Freshmen are Great Gentlemen of Song and True Masters of harmony.Watch a video preview. Visit The Four Freshmen’s website.