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Journey Across Time and Continents

$5 – $25


May 17, 2019
8:00 pm
$5 – $25
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St Paul’s United Methodist        Church
620 Romeo Rd
Rochester, MI 48307 United States
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Rochester Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Journey Across Time and Continents’, featuring the winner of the young artist competition, with a special guest appearance by Dave Bennett Quintet.

St. Pauls United Methodist Church

620 Romeo Street
Rochester, Michigan 48307


National Anthem Smith / Arr. Daniels
Carnaval Romain (Roman Carnival) Hector Berlioz
Shuheng Zhang
Winner of the Young Artist Competition
Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
Essay No. 1, Op. 12 Samuel Barber
Die leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry) Franz von Suppé
David Bennet Quintet
Dave Bennett Clarinet, Leader
Jeff Kressler Piano
Jeff Pedra Bass
Pete Siers Drums
Julie Mulady Vocal


  • Bugle Call Rag
  • Swing Medley
  • How Great Thou Art
  • Duke Ellington Medley
  • Why Don’t You Do Right
    – Vocals by Julie Mulady
  • These Foolish Things
    – Vocals by Julie Mulady
  • Blood Moon
    – Original composition by Dave Bennett
  • When the Saints Go Marching In

Our Special Guest:

Dave Bennett doesn’t fit the mold.

For starters, you don’t find many jazz clarinet players who name Alice Cooper, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Chris Isaak among their influences. You also won’t find many musicians who are equally conversant with the music of Benny Goodman (the “King of Swing”) and Roy Orbison (“The Soul of Rock and Roll”).

Bennett is a clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, drums, AND vocalizes. Saluting Swing to Rock: covering music from the Swing Era to early Rockabilly and Country, to Elvis Presley and more. Leading His Tribute to Benny Goodman, Dave has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops (2013) and has played the show with 35 other US and Canadian orchestras including Nashville, Detroit, Rochester, Omaha, Toronto, Vancouver, Orlando, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Portland, OR and Portland, ME, and Houston. Fifty performing arts centers across the USA have had success with his presentations.

An annual fixture at several American music festivals, Dave’s “Rockin the ‘50s” show always brings down the house! Dave pays tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis (piano and vocals), and Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley (electric guitar and vocals). Dave’s original compositions are influenced by the style of Roy Orbison, the “Soul of Rock and Roll”. Some of his annual “roots music” presenters include The Elkhart Jazz Festival, The Suncoast Classic Jazz Festival, The Arizona Classic Jazz Festival, The Southeast Clambake Music Festival, and The Redwood Coast Music Festival.

Dave has been featured on NPR Radio’s “Jazz at Riverwalk.” He made his European debut in 2008 at the The Bern Jazz Festival (Switzerland) in a combo with jazz legends and Benny Goodman band alumni guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and vibraphonist, the late Peter Appleyard.

Dave is a Mack Avenue Records artist. His 2013 CD “Don’t Be That Way” met with critical acclaim. His second release, Blood Moon, which features five originals and six pop/jazz covers, hit the No 24 on the Billboard Jazz chart in 2018.