5400 N River Rd
Rosemont, Illinois 60018

Internationally celebrated singer Johnny Mathis will perform with the acclaimed 62-piece Chicagoland Pops Orchestra, conducted by Grammy winning artist and Chicago resident Arnie Roth, at The Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road on Saturday, December 16 at 8 pm.

Legendary Johnny Mathis will headline this not-to-be-missed holiday concert. Mathis, who is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first recording, is known for his smooth vocal skills and celebrated ballads such as Chances Are, Wonderful, Wonderful, Too Much, Too Little, Too Late, Misty, and Its Not for Me to Say. He is one of Americas most popular recording artists and has played to sold-out crowds around the world. After establishing a name for himself in the world renowned jazz clubs of New York in the mid-1950s, Mathis appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and became a household name. His Greatest Hits collection spent almost 10 years on the Billboard Top Albums Chart, a feat recorded in The Guinness Book of World Records. He has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame two times, received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has performed for several U.S. presidents.

Arnie Roth, Music Director and Principal Conductor, is known for his work with performers including Diana Ross, Charlotte Church, Peter Cetera, Art Garfunkel, Mannheim Steamroller, and Dennis DeYoung. He has conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the BBC Symphony and Ravinia Festival Orchestra. Roth has produced dozens of best-selling CDs as well as concerts for WTTW.

The Chicagoland Pops is Chicagos only resident pop orchestra, a professional symphonic ensemble presenting an innovative blend of popular music, classical works and a variety of contemporary genres rock, pop and jazz. The orchestra is made up of the areas finest musicians. This season the Chicagoland Pops plans upcoming concerts featuring nationally known world-class artists. The synergy between Chicagolands top musicians and these guest artists will provide audiences with an unbeatable entertainment experience, said Rhoda A. Pierce, Executive Director of the Chicagoland Pops.

Tickets to the Saturday, December 16, 8 pm performance are priced at $79.50, $59.50, and $39.50, and are available by calling Ticketmaster at 312.559.1212 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

Event submitted by Eventful.com on behalf of ajaniszewski.

Added by ajaniszewski on December 1, 2006

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