Ring in the New Year with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra

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Ring in the New Year with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra

Celebrate the New Year with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Peter Rubardt, presenting a swing, soul and blues-inspired performance on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre. The evening will feature guest vocalist Dee Daniels singing the music of the great ladies of swing, including Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.

“New Year’s Eve in downtown Pensacola has become quite the festive affair,” said Rubardt. “With a 7 p.m. starting time (and finished by 9 p.m.), the concert can dovetail into the rest of the party as much or as little as you like. However you plan it, the Pensacola Symphony concert is a great way to start the year.”

Whether accompanying herself at the piano, fronting a trio, big band or symphony, Dee Daniels has a career that is as varied as her four-octave vocal range is thrilling. She is a unique talent who transcends musical borders when she brings her jazz styling, infused with gospel and blues flavoring, to the stage. Her career highlights include teaching at Queens College in New York, receiving the 2003 Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and performing in the 2009 premiere of choreographer Twyla Tharp’s musical, “Come Fly Away.”

Tickets to Celebrate the New Year! start at $23 and may be purchased online at, by phone at 850-435-2533 or in person at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, 22 E. Intendencia St., Pensacola, Fla. 32502. Season subscriptions are also available.

For more information, visit or call the Symphony office, 850-435-2533.