Nod to the Movies
What’s on the program for Pops?
We’ve got some classical tunes: Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1 and Light Cavalry Overture by Suppé. Grant Anderson, principal clarinet in the orchestra, will play the Rondo from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.
We’ve got some movie music too: Harry Potter theme music by John Williams.
And Broadway: Richard Rodgers’ Slaughter on Tenth Avenue is a ballet choreographed by George Balanchine for Rodgers and Hart’s 1936 Broadway musical comedy On Your Toes.
Friend of the Orchestra composer Bernie Hoffer has done another arrangement of American songs, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, a perfect vehicle for our guest jazz vocalist Maureen McMullan.
- 1946: “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe” (music by Harry Warren) for The Harvey Girls
- 1951: “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening” (music by Hoagy Carmichael) for Here Comes the Groom
- 1961: “Moon River” (music by Henry Mancini) for Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- 1962: “Days of Wine and Roses” (music by Henry Mancini) for Days of Wine and Roses
And the Sing-Along! Continuing with the legacy of Richard Rodgers, you can sing the music of our childhoods, Sound of Music.
We always end with Stars & Stripes Forever by the March King, John Philip Sousa. March, or clap, along with us!