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Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. Harry Connick Jr. In Concert on Broadway

(Rochester, NY) – Twenty years after dazzling audiences in his first solo Broadway concert early in his career, three-time Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick, Jr. returned to the Main Stem in a roster of favorites, performed in his trademark New Orleans style.  Taped in July of 2010 at New York’s Neil Simon Theater, Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert On Broadway features Connick’s big band and a 12 piece string section, with the star on both a Steinway grand and upright honky-tonk piano.  Variety raved, “Connick, in concert, packs such dynamite that those ‘Jersey Boys’ across the street seem positively sedate.” Harry Connick Jr. In Concert on Broadway, a Great Performances presenation, airs Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 2 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

Connick is no stranger to Great Performances. In 1990, the series produced and presented Connick’s first primetime solo special Harry Connick Jr. and His Orchestra: Swinging Out With Harry, followed by 2004’s Only You, which garnered an Emmy.

Backed by a cadre of top-flight musicians, including trombonist Lucien Barbarin, Connick performs an infectious mix of evergreen standards, original compositions, and New Orleans street music, all arranged and orchestrated by Connick. Stephen Holden in The New York Times enthused about the “joyful noise that had the audience stomping and cheering. It was the next best thing to Mardi Gras…”

Pictured: Harry Connick, Jr.
Credit: Courtesy of Nicole Rivelli

 

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