British bandleader and vocalist Alex Mendham brings the glitz and glamour of the 1920s and ‘30s to OPAS on Valentine’s Day next week.
Essex, England native Alex Mendham and His Orchestra take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, at Festival Hall. Ticket demand has been very strong for the performance. If you do not have your Valentine’s plan made yet, buy them here or call the office for the few remaining seats—cash bar and table seating, dancing, and 1920s-themed dress optional.
The debonair Mendham and his orchestra enjoyed a longstanding residency at London’s famed Savoy Hotel, which led to invitations to perform at other iconic venues, from Belgium’s Kursaal Concert Hall to Los Angeles’ Cicada Club and from Kensington Palace to Highclere Castle. In 2022 and 2023, the big band dazzled guests as featured entertainers on the Queen Mary2’s transatlantic crossings.
Alex Mendham and His Orchestra sweep audiences away with the high style and musical glory of a bygone era, turning a golden age of music into a worldwide concert touring show.
“Something in the music from the 1920s and ‘30s really speaks to me,” explains Mendham. “I love the very high standard the musicians and the orchestras achieved, and many of the very best compositions from this period are still being performed today.”
Founded in 2008, OPAS is one of many worthwhile local nonprofit organizations. In addition to its annual performances by acclaimed artists and ensembles, OPAS provides complimentary tickets to local students to their programs, awards scholarships for college students pursuing a career in the performing arts, pairs music students with world-class faculty, and offers a wide range of educational programs and events at no cost to participating students or schools.