The Finest Hour
- Mar 4 / Thursday 7:30 PM Buy Tickets
In response to Covid-19, The Finest Hour performance originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, 2020, than postponed to Friday, September 18, 2020 has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 4, 2021.
Tickets for the original performances will be honored for the new date. Simply mark your calendar and your tickets with the new date, and arrive on the new date with the original tickets.
Ticket holders interested in a refund, can email [email protected] to receive information on how to proceed. Refund requests must be received no later than June 15, 2020.
Refunds will be issued using the same method as the original payment. Tickets purchased with cash, check or gift cards/gift certificates will be issued a check from Michigan State University. Please note, tickets purchased through a third-party cannot be refunded by Wharton Center.
If you have any questions, please email the Ticket Office at [email protected]
Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Music That Ended WWII
The music of World War II, anchored by swing, Big Band and jazz, helped define an era when nations clashed around the world. With music focusing on romance and strength, along with the proliferation of the radio, music built morale and provided comfort to soldiers and civilians alike. And for those without access to a radio, the U.S. War Department sent recordings overseas for soldiers. “We’re making these V-Discs just for you,” the Andrews Sisters say on a disc addressing U.S. troops. “And along with them, we wanna send all our love and kisses” in a recording of “The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”
This very special performance joins two spectacular groups: Davina and the Vagabonds, who brought the house down in their debut at Wharton Center in 2018, and the swinging music of the Hot Club of Cowtown. They come together and step into a wondrous musical time machine to cut a rug, celebrate the Greatest Generation, and hear the music that got us through.
“Davina is a modern day, female version of Louis Armstrong.” —Elmore Magazine
“The timing, swing, and chemistry of [Hot Club of Cowtown] is a joy to behold.” —Guitarist
Sponsored by The Doctors Company with additional support from Governmental Consultant Services; and L.O. Eye Care. Media sponsor: Michigan Radio.
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