Mannheim Steamroller Portland OR Tickets
The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall is becoming host to upcoming performances by the dynamic music ensemble, Mannheim Steamroller. The performing arts center that is located in Portland, Oregon is inviting residents to witness the band perform its most celebrated hits. With a seating capacity that can cater to as much as 2800 spectators, the facility was inaugurated back in 1928. Over the years, the vicinity has served as home to prestigious performing arts institutions such as Oregon Symphony, Metropolitan Youth Symphony and Portland Youth Philharmonic. It has also served as a movie house from 1930 till 1972 under a contract from Paramount Theater, after which it started hosting concerts. This time the popular entertainment venue is announcing forthcoming concerts where the new age group will be performing live. Buy Mannheim Steamroller Portland tickets.
The seventies ensemble, the Mannheim Steamroller has been actively performing for almost four decades now. Established back in 1974, the group that is known to perform holiday music will be making its way to Portland this season. Popular for their modern Christmas music recordings, the Mannheim Steamroller has successfully sold over a massive amount of twenty eight million albums, that too only in America. Currently signed on with American Grammaphone, the band has released thirty eight studio albums and twelve Christmas albums. Amongst these albums include their "Fresh Aire Series" that comprise of nine albums, all of which have received gold certifications by the RIAA. Albums that have been certified platinum include Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, A Fresh Aire Christmas, Christmas in the Aire, The Christmas Angel, Christmas Extraordinaire, Christmas Celebration, Christmas Song and Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Live.
Currently the group, Mannheim Steamroller consists of nine members namely Chip Davis, Bobby Jenkins, Jackson Berkey, Almeda Berkey, Roxanne Layton, Ron Cooley, Arnie Roth, Chuck Penington and Tom Sharpe. The group named itself after a German musical technique from the 18th century called "Mannheim Roller". It was formed as an alias for Chip Davis but soon expanded into a full fledged music ensemble with its first album release coming forth in 1975. To release their album, Davis created his own independent record label company, American Grammaphone. Over the years, the record label has worked with artists and bands namely Ron Cooley, America and Checkfield. Fans of the ensemble should free up their schedule and grab Mannheim Steamroller Portland tickets now.