Archive for Saturday, June 1, 2002

City band concerts begin Wednesday night

June 1, 2002


The Lawrence City Band will perform eight concerts this summer in the William L. Kelly Band Stand in South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets. The concerts begin at 8 p.m. and are free.

The lineup includes:

 Wednesday: "The 2002 Season's Grand Opening," with music by Henry Mancini, John Philip Sousa, Leroy Anderson and Johannes Strauss and "Arioso" by Darren Jenkins, performed as a memorial to flutist Diane Burton Hammersky.

 June 12: "Around the World in 60 Minutes," with music from Austria, Italy, Spain, England, France, Japan, Mexico, Ireland, Russia, Czechoslovakia and the United States.

 June 19: "Big Bands and Broadway," with guest conductor retired U.S. Marines Col. John R. Bourgeosis, and musical and big-band era classics.

 June 26: "A Concert Showcase," conducted by retired U.S. Air Force Col. Arnald Gabriel and composer David Holsinger, with music featuring different sections of the band.

 July 3: "Our Own Fourth of July Concert," with traditional and patriotic music by Irving Berlin, Claude T. Smith, Carmen Dragon, Sousa and others.

 July 10: "Annual Children's Concert," featuring soloist Chris Lair, narrator Bob Newton and a children's march through the park.

 July 17: "Fantasy," music from "Fantasia," "Lord of the Rings" and other selections.

 July 24: "The Grand Finale Concert," with alto saxophone soloist Vince Gnojek and such annual favorites as "The Stars and Stripes Forever" and the "1812 Overture" with cannon and fireworks.

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