Friday, June 10, 2011

RVSB Pops Concert 2011

The Raritan Valley Symphonic Band presents its spring 2011 pops concert America: The Story of "U.S." this Sunday, June 12th at 3 p.m. at Bridgewater-Raritan High School.

According to the RVSB press release:

"...The concert will take the audience on a musical journey through the history of the United States. The music will begin with “Chester,” William Schuman’s tribute to the Revolutionary War, and follow with “Gettysburg” by Randy Edelman, from the score to the 1993 movie that chronicled the Civil War. “Shenandoah” by Frank Ticheli will evoke images of the serene and beautiful hills and valleys of Virginia.

A pair of tunes by John Williams, “Cowboys” (from the 1972 film starring John Wayne) and “Liberty Fanfare,” salute the American west and the Statue of Liberty, respectively. “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite March” by Karl King, will showcase one of the most well-known circus marches (also known as “screamers”) ever composed.

Moving to the twentieth century, the concert will include “New York 1927” by Warren Barker; Leroy Anderson’s 1950 classic “Blue Tango,” the first instrumental to sell one million records; and an arrangement of tunes popularized by “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” Frank Sinatra. There will be some musical surprises included in the concert as well, including a choral accompaniment and some guest conductors..."

There is no admission fee although donations are always welcome.

For more information about the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band go here.

"A nation creates music - the composer only arranges it." - Mikhail Glinka (1804 - 1857)

"I must study politics and war, that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, and naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain."
- John Adams (1735-1826)

"The truest expression of a people is in its dance and music." - Agnes de Mile (1905-93)

"[An intellectual] is someone who can listen to the "William Tell Overture" without thinking of the Lone Ranger." - John Chesson

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