On Sunday afternoon April 2, the Oak Ridge Wind Ensemble/Community Band will present its last concert of the 2016-2017 “Exploring Our Roots in Wind Band Music” series. The “Music of North America” performance will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center at 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
The April 2 concert promises to be an exceptionally entertaining show featuring music by outstanding American composers such as Gershwin, Leroy Anderson, John Phillip Sousa, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Henry Fillmore, and others presenting a variety of selections ranging from dixieland, classical, gospel, jazz, and cajun two-step to marches, show tunes, and light pop, a press release said.
The Community Band is also pleased to present trumpet soloist Tim Michaels, vocal soloist Deidre Ford, and the band’s own Dixieland ensemble with trombonist Don Batchelor, clarinetist Deidre Ford, trumpet player Tim Ford, tuba player Tim Powers, and percussionist Cindy Redd, the press release said.
Other tunes the band will be performing on April 2 are Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide,” George Allen’s “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” Henry Fillmore’s fast-paced “The Klaxon,” Gershwin’s “Strike Up the Band,” and Frank Ticheli’s “Country Dance” from “Cajun Folk Songs II.” Additional selections include Leroy Anderson’s medley in “Leroy Anderson, A Legacy in Sound,” Sousa’s “El Capitan,” Aaron Copland’s “An Outdoor Overture,” James Burke’s “Danza Allegre,” and Robert Russell Bennett’s “Cake Walk” from “Suite of Old American Dances.”
Admission to the April concert is $5 for adults over age 18; children are free. For more information, visit www.orcb.org or call (865) 482-3568.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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