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.

According to Wikipedia, Mercer won four Academy Awards on eighteen nominations for Best Original Song. Do you know any of these songs?

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!

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