Although Oak Ridge students returned to school this week, it is still officially summer, and you are invited to “come on down” to A.K. Bissell Park on Sunday evening, August 5, for the 7 p.m. “Summer” concert performed by the Oak Ridge Community Band. This is the third concert of the summer season, and if you missed the Memorial Day and July 4 concerts, make your plans now to hear the Community Band in Sunday evening’s performance, a press release said.
This is a free event and a great opportunity for family and friends to enjoy a casual evening in the park, the press release said. Bring chairs or blankets for outdoor seating. Refreshments will be available for sale.
This concert will have a variety of music featuring jazz, swing, show tunes, marches, and Broadway hits, the press release said.
“Also making this an interesting performance will be two guest conductors, two vocalists, the band’s own Dixieland Ensemble, and just some downright great music!” the release said.
Directed by Dale Pendley, the Community Band will perform Richard Rodgers’s “Oklahoma,” “Hoagy Carmichael in Concert” featuring some time-honored greats, Joseph Jenkins’s “American Overture,” and Jay Dawson’s arrangement of “Tennessee Salute” with favorites like “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Tennessee Waltz,” “Rocky Top,” and others, the press release said.
The Dixieland Quintet with trombonist Don Batchelor, clarinetist Sandy Hirshman, trumpet player Kim Kasten, tuba player Bruce Keck, and percussionist Dale McBee will be playing a New Orleans style jazz piece, “At a Dixieland Jazz Funeral.” Vocalist Deidre Ford will sing Gershwin’s “Embraceable You,” and Anne Scott will begin the concert with “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Guest conductor Ron Rogers will direct the band in Wagner’s “Under the Double Eagle” and Robert Smith’s “American Flourish, and guest director Shaun Salem will conduct his “Lakeway Tribute” and Henry Fillmore’s “His Honor.”
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release was submitted by Barbara Gritzner.
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