Renowned Tenor David Miller of Il Divo

December 18, 2007 10:57:59 AM PST
Operatic pop singer David Miller of multiplatinum pop quartet Il Divo will perform his first Chicagoland solo concert with the acclaimed Chicagoland Pops Orchestra, conducted by Grammy winning artist and Chicago resident Arnie Roth, at The Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, on Friday, December 21 at 8 pm.

Miller is one of the most recognized and successful young American singers in the world, fueled by his fame as an acclaimed tenor in Il Divo, the international operatic pop group created by pop impresario Simon Cowell. The quartet's multiplatinum albums have launched him into international superstardom and allowed him to once again showcase his smooth operatic tenor voice. Previously, Miller has worked with some the top opera companies in the world through numerous starring roles with the Los Angeles Opera, Pacific Opera, Australian Opera and Baz Luhrmann's Tony-award winning Broadway version of Puccini's La Boheme. He performed for President Bill Clinton at the White House; TV appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Night with David Letterman and The Today Show. The concert combines Miller's stellar vocals with the award-winning instrumentals of the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra.

The first half of the concert will feature a special performance by The American Girl Ambassadors, a group selected from the cast of young performers working at the Theater at American Girl Place Chicago. They will sing a repertoire of songs selected from the full-length musical productions, The American Girls Revue and Circle of Friends: An American Girl Musical, as well as classic carols from The American Girls® Holiday Celebration. The performances are inspired by the beloved characters and stories from American Girl's popular historical line.

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 Chicago's 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 area's finest musicians. This season the Chicagoland Pops plans upcoming concerts featuring nationally known world-class artists. "The synergy between Chicagoland's 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 Friday, December 21 performance at 8 pm are priced at $55 and $40 and are available by visiting The Rosemont Theatre box office, calling Ticketmaster at 312.559.1212 or visiting For more information, visit

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