October 14, 2017|7:30 pm
Combine the enchantment of classical masterworks with one of the country’s up and coming masters of illusion and you get Symphonic Magic! Join magician Landon Swank of America’s Got Talent fame and Maestro Jeffrey Sean Dokken with the RSO for an unforgettable night of Music and Magic!
Online tickets no longer available. Advance tickets may still be purchased at Kroger, Living & Giving, Merry Bee Gallery and the Rome Visitors Center.
Referred to by celebrity illusionist Chris Angel as “The Future of Magic,” Landon Swank is one of the youngest Master Magicians in the country. Landon, at age 7, discovered what some spend a lifetime looking for, his passion! Now, in his early 30s, He is captivated by creating a unique realm of magic and sharing it with others. At age 20, after moving to Las Vegas from his home in Alaska, Landon was of two magicians honored to represent the United States in the World Magic Seminar’s International Stage Competition. He still holds the title of the youngest magician ever to compete in Las Vegas’ “longest -running and most renowned magic convention.”
His first television concept show entitled “Landon Swank’s Alaska” featured several original illusions including Swank’s walk across the water of King’s Lake. In 2011, Landon competed in the world’s largest television talent show, “America’s Got Talent” and was featured on 10 episodes and placed higher than any other stage illusionist in the show’s history.
In 2012, Landon took his talents to the global stage with his new stage show, “Reality Bent.” He performed on five continents, including over 30 countries, and coast to coast across the U.S. Currently, he is producing and starring in his own television series which will feature over 100 original illusions, and he is also the illusionist and feature performer in “The Supernaturalist,” a show filled with an all-star cast of magicians who were hand-selected from around the world. Swank is credited with giving performances that transcend demographics, and appeal to both the young, and the young at heart!
Maestro Jeffery S. Dokken
Maestro Dokken is one of today’s most exciting and vibrant conductors, composers, and tenors. Having conducted for symphonies the world over, he recently returned from conducting tours in Italy and South America. He is the Conductor and Music Director for the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA) and has appeared in concert at; The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and in 2012 -2014 he had the distinct honor of conducting at the White House as part of the “Holidays at the White House” event. In 2013 and 2014 he conducted Handel’s Messiah at the Kennedy Center with a 250-voice combined choir.
Maestro Dokken received his BA in Vocal Performance form the prestigious University of Redlands School of Music, and pursued Graduate degrees in Music Education and Conducting at California Lutheran University and Shenandoah Conservatory. Besides an active conducting schedule with SONOVA, he is in high demand as a vocalist having performed with David Archuleta, Kelli O’Hara, and Andrea Boccelli. Dokken is also the Musical consultant and Composer in Residence for the Kaiser Permanente Health Corporation.