Concert Program

89th Season

Piece Composer Notes
Star Spangled Banner John Stafford Smith "The Star-Spangled Banner" was recognized for official use by the United States Navy in 1889, and by U.S. president Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931, which was signed by President Herbert Hoover.
Star Wars (Main Theme) John Williams Star Wars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack album to the 1977 film Star Wars, composed and conducted by John Williams and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. Williams' score for Star Wars was recorded over eight sessions at Anvil Studios in Denham, England on March 5, 8–12, 15 and 16, 1977. The score was orchestrated by Williams, Herbert W. Spencer, Alexander Courage, Angela Morley, Arthur Morton and Albert Woodbury. Spencer orchestrated the scores for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The score was recorded by engineer Eric Tomlinson and edited by Kenneth Wannberg, and the scoring sessions were produced by Star Wars director George Lucas and supervised by Lionel Newman, head of 20th Century Fox's music department.
Adagio and Allegro Arcangelo Corelli A. Corelli was an Italian violinist and composer of the Baroque era. His music was key in the development of the modern genres of sonata and concerto, in establishing the preeminence of the violin, and as the first coalescing of modern tonality and functional harmony.
Go West! Ralph Ford The most enduring Western classic movie themes are back in the saddle in this hard-hitting medley! Themes that conjure images of leathery heroes, dusty trails and the wide open plains come to life, including: The Magnificent Seven; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Hang 'em High. For all those movie fans out there, what's not to like?
Tritsch Tratsch Johann Strauss II Written in 1858 after a successful tour of Russia where he performed in the summer concert season at Pavlovsk, Saint Petersburg. It was first performed in a concert in Vienna on 24 November 1858. Tritsch-Tratsch (chit-chat) refers to the Viennese passion for gossip. Strauss may also have been referencing the burlesque Der Tritschtratsch by the famous Austrian dramatist and actor Johann Nestroy, which premiered in 1833 and was still in the stage repertoire when the polka was written.
Peter Gunn Henry Mancini Peter Gunn is an American private eye television series, starring Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn with Lola Albright as his girlfriend Edie Hart. The series aired on NBC from September 22, 1958, to 1960 and on ABC in 1960–1961.
Guys and Dolls Frank Loesser Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" (1933) and "Blood Pressure", which are two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, such as "Pick the Winner".
The Music man John Wasson Meredith Willson's classic musical continues its legacy as one of Broadway's most treasured productions. This arrangement for string orchestra captures the musical highlights with three memorable songs: The Wells Fargo Wagon; Goodnight, My Someone and Seventy-Six Trombones.
Minnie the Moocher Cab Calloway "Minnie the Moocher" is a jazz song first recorded in 1931 by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, selling over a million copies. "Minnie the Moocher" is most famous for its nonsensical ad libbed ("scat") lyrics (for example, "Hi De Hi De Hi De Ho"). In performances, Calloway would have the audience and the band members participate by repeating each scat phrase in a form of call and response, until making it too fast and complicated for the audience to replicate it.
Fandango and Alborada Rimsky-Korsakov Fandango and Alborada are movements within the piece Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34, which is the common Western title for a five movement orchestral suite, based on Spanish folk melodies, composed by the Russian composer. It received its premier on 31 October 1887, in St. Petersburg, performed by the Imperial Orchestra conducted by the composer.
Disney Magic Bob Lowden Whether you're a Disney fanatic or not, chances are, you have a favorite Disney song. Maybe you prefer more classic "I want" ballads like "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid. We considered all the classics — and newer Disney hits — to compile this top 40+ list. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the new Encanto, keep reading to find out if your favorites made the list.
The Stars and Stripes forever John Philip Sousa "The Stars and Stripes Forever" is a patriotic American march written and composed by John Philip Sousa. By a 1987 act of the U.S. Congress, it is the official National March of the United States of America. In his 1928 autobiography, Marching Along, Sousa wrote that he composed the march on Christmas Day, 1896. He composed the march in his head and committed the notes to paper on arrival in the United States. It was first performed at Willow Grove Park, just outside Philadelphia, on May 14, 1897, and was immediately greeted with enthusiasm. Following an Act of Congress in 1987, it was officially adopted as the national march of the United States of America.