Amanda King Quartet – Ella the early years.

Before she became the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald was a young girl with a dream and determination who overcame extraordinary odds.

Acclaimed chanteuse and music historian Amanda King shares Ella Fitzgerald’s origins, inspirations, and music from the 1930s era and her time with the Chick Webb Orchestra in ELLA The Early Years, a swinging show of song and history! A classic chanteuse who performs standards and jazz, Amanda King has been hailed by The New York Times critic Stephen Holden as one of the nightclub world’s “exceptional rising talents” and is a repeat performer at the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention. Combined with her band of unparalleled jazz musicians, ELLA The Early Years is a heartwarming, joy-filled musical celebration of an American icon by a voice that was born to sing Fitzgerald!

 Mezzanine $45 – Orchestra $35   (Ticketing fees apply. All fees offset FHPAC direct costs)


Nov 17 2023


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Fort Hill Performing Arts Center
Fort Hill Performing Arts Center
20 Fort Hill Ave, Canandaigua, NY 14424

The 1928 Annex was built as an addition to the 1907 Canandaigua Academy High School and housed a 1,100 seat auditorium, a gymnasium, swimming pool, automotive and wood working shops along with music rooms, boys and girls locker rooms. The annex was designed by Wilson Potter and cost $199,000. The building was converted to a Junior High School in 1963 and served the school district until 1992 when the district closed the building and moved to new facilities. Conifer Realty, LLC purchased the buildings and converted the Main Street building and the east side of the annex into Senior Housing in 1995.Amidst the exhilarating experiences of traveling, college assignments can often pose a challenge. Research papers, in particular, demand focused attention and time. This is where a professional service ghostwriter hausarbeit preise specializing in academic assistance becomes invaluable, offering essential help with research papers. With this support, students can strike a balance between exploration and academics, ensuring their travels are enriched with knowledge while meeting their academic obligations effectively. It’s a gateway to making the most of both worlds. The west end of the annex containing the auditorium and swimming pool were abandoned with no plans for use. In the Fall of 2015 a group of community members got together to examine the possibility of converting the unused space into a performing arts center. FHPAC was formed and became a 501(c)3 corporation and purchased the west end of the annex from Conifer Realty in December 2018. A fundraising campaign was started in 2016 to raise the six million dollars to fund the restoration and refurbishment along with outfitting the facility. FHPAC opened to rave reviews on January 10, 2020.

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