Be There Opening Night!
October 13, 1998

Excitement. Energy. A festive and rousing season opener featuring the powerful Lay Family Concert Organ.

Michael Glinka / arr. Mark Hindsley: Overture to Russlan & Ludmilla
John Philip Sousa: Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
Giacomo Puccini / arr. Merlin Patterson: Love Music from La Boheme
George Gershwin: Second Prelude
Donald Grantham: Fantasy Variations on Gershwin’s Prelude II for Piano
Norman Dello Joio:
 Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn
Tchesnokoff: Salvation is Created
Michael Daugherty: Niagara Falls
Giacomo Puccini / arr. Merlin Patterson: Nessun Dorma from “Turandot”
John Philip Sousa: King Cotton (encore)

Barbara ConradExplore the Great American Spiritual
November 17, 1998

An evening of love, faith and inspiration.  Discover the superb voice of Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Barbara Conrad.

Morton Gould: American Salute
Aaron Copland: Variations on a Shaker Melody
Charles Ives: Variations on “America”
Traditional / arr. Mark Spede: Amazing Grace
Barbara Conrad, mezzo-soprano
Aaron Copland: Emblems
Richard Wagner / arr. Frank Erickson: Prelude to Act III of “Lohengrin”
Gustav Mahler / trans. Howard Bowlin: Songs of a Wayfarer
Barbara Conrad, mezzo-soprano
Traditional / arr. Mark Spede: Ride On, King Jesus (encore)
     Barbara Conrad, mezzo-soprano
Richard Wagner / arr. John Burgeois: Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral
Mary Preston, organ
John Philip Sousa: Solid Men to the Front! (encore)

XMASCelebrate Christmas at the Meyerson
December 22, 1998

Wrap yourself in the Christmas spirit with the Dickens Singers, the Lay Family Concert Organ and, of course, an old-fashioned carol sing-a-long.

Leroy Anderson: A Christmas Festival
Tchaikovsky: Themes from The Nutcracker
Chip Davis: The Holly and The Ivy
arr. Mike Loveless & David Lovrien: A Christmas Fantasy for Saxophone Quartet and Band
arr. David Lovrien: Chistmas Sing-Along
…and many more holiday favorites!

FennellHear the Godfather of Windbands!
January 26, 1999

The legendary Frederick Fennell.  He’s the George Burns of the American windband.  Show up and find out what keeps him so young.

Paul Creston: Celebration Overture
Rodrigo: Adagio
Rossini: Soirees Musicales
Chance: Elegy
 Suite from “The Firebird”

Jazz Up Your Life!
February 23, 1999

Standards – popular songs that have been with us and will stay with us, forever. He plays ’em, she sings ’em.

George Gershwin: Strike Up the Band, I Got Rhythm, Summertime
Cole Porter: I Love Paris in the Springtime
Lowe: Almost Like Being in Love
…and many more!

Close Your Eyes and See Dancers.
March 16, 1999

Music that sets your imagination free. A show to awaken the dancer in all of us.

Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Stravinsky: Circus Polka
Mahr: When I Close My Eyes, I See Dancers
Tchaikovsky: Neapolitan Dance & Hungarian Dance from Swan Lake
Aaron Copland: Symphony #3: Finale
????: Marimba Spiritual
     Drew Lang (marimba), Michael McNicholas, Roland Musquiz (percussion)
Ron Nelson: Rocky Point Holiday
Rossini/trans. Patrick Dunnigan: Passo a sei from “William Tell”
Warren Benson: Solitary Dancer
Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Swan Lake
Sousa: El Capitan March (encore)

Catch a Bouquet of Musical Wildflowers.
April 13, 1999

Entertaining folk songs, fantasies and fanfares. It’s a special preview concert of our upcoming “All Grainger” CD.

Percy Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy
Percy Grainger: Colonial Song
Percy Grainger: Molly on the Shore
Percy Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry / Shepherd’s Hey
Percy Grainger: The “Gumsucker’s” March
Percy Grainger: Handel in the Strand
Franz Liszt/Percy Grainger: Hungarian Fantasy
(Adam Wodnicki, piano)
Percy Grainger: Country Gardens

flagsA Star-Spangled Spectacular
July 4, 1999

In addition to the seven season concerts, subscribers can be first in line for the Sousa concert and save up to 10%. It’s an all new red, white and blue extravaganza. The hottest ticket in town on the 4th. Always a sellout! Shows at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.