Let the exhilarating sounds of Black Tie Gala Orchestra sweep you off your feet. Twenty-two* distinguished instrumentalists and singers have joined forces to create an electrifying, high-energy live musical stage show hailed as “the Texas entertainment highlight of the year.” With superb scores and musical arrangements, Black Tie Gala Orchestra recreates the authentic style and sound of the original artists. Whether it’s Big-Band Swing, Rock and Roll, Disco or Top-40, Swing Serenade keeps joyous celebrants groovin’ to the music.

2012 season highlights include The Black Tie Gala Orchestra on stage with The Houston Ballet at Wortham, the "Jackie Evancho" and "Bugs Bunny at The Symphony" shows at Symphony Center, and backing up Rod Sterwart at The Woodlands Pavilion. In May, the swingin’ ensemble led the festivities at The Hobby Center Grand Foyer for Theater Under The Stars Annual Gala Ball.

Husband and wife for 25 years, Band leaders Danny Strba and Marsha Sterling bring a wealth of talent and experience to Black Tie Gala Orchestra. Native Chicagoans, their early years began as stage musicians with show business legends Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr., Burt Bacharach & Dionne Warwick, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Peggy Lee, Dinah Shore, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Sheri Lewis, and George Benson. In 1989 their already flourishing careers were elevated to new heights when they joined The Frank Sinatra Orchestra. The years touring with the ‘Chairman of the Board’ still provide the inspiration to preserve the living tradition of this great American musical legacy.

With abounding energy and dedication to artistic excellence Danny, Violist with The Houston Symphony, serves Black Tie Gala Orchestra in many capacities. His multi-tasking offerings include conducting, singing, arranging, and playing piano, Vocalist, Violinist, Comedienne Marsha Sterling is best known for her dazzling performances and innovative programming with the popular Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas. Her unbridled enthusiasm lights up the stage and infuses Black Tie Gala Orchestra with style and panache. Together this dynamic duo inspires new innovations that keep their performances vibrant and engaging. Their continued dedication to providing the highest standard of professional excellence has earned them meritorious recognition and national acclaim.

Discover for yourself why so many hail Black Tie Gala Orchestra as “the life of the party”.

*smaller combos available

Sample 1 Sing, Sing, Sing
Benny Goodman
Sample 2 Morning Dance
Spyro Gyra
Sample 3 Pick Up The Pieces
Average White Band
Sample 4 L-O-V-E
Nat King Cole
Sample 5 Unforgettable
Nat & Natalie Cole
Sample 6 At Last
Etta James
Sample 7 From This Moment
Shania Twain
Sample 8 Brick House
Lionel Richie
Sample 9 What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
Sample 10 Moon Dance
Van Morrison
Sample 11 Soul Man
Sam & Dave
Sample 12 Pink Cadillac
Natalie Cole
Sample 13 R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Aretha Franklin
Sample 14 My Cherie Amore
Stevie Wonder
Sample 15 Dancin' In The Street
Martha & The Vandellas
Sample 16 Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder
Sample 17 Come Fly With Me
Frank Sinatra
Sample 18 When I'm 64
The Beatles
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Black Tie Music Productions
7823 Albin Lane
Houston Texas 77071
(713) 771-0899
(800) 332-0689
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