Bonita Springs Concert Band
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Featured Guest Soloist Paul Votapek
Principal Clarinet, Naples Philharmonic
The Bonita Springs Concert Band invites you to come and enjoy an exhilarating program of marches, folk songs, concertos, waltzes, big band hits, soul music and jazz. The concert, under the direction of Dr. Dennis Hill, is on Sunday, January 26,, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Riverside Park on Old 41 in Bonita Springs.
The concert begins with the Commando March, a composition written in 1942 by Pulitzer Prize winner Samuel Barber. This will be followed by American Riversongs such as Shenandoah and The Glendy Burk; songs written during an early period in American history when the rivers and waterways were the lifeline of our nation.
Paul Votapek, principal clarinetist with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, is our soloist for today’s concert. He will be playing Mozart’s Concerto For Clarinet.
Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, rose to fame singing with big bands and recorded hundreds of songs. The band offers-up four of his biggest hits: Come Fly With Me, Witchcraft, That’s Life and Fly Me To The Moon.
An upbeat, lively round dance A Galop To End All Galops completes the first half of the show.
Escapada, a Spanish selection, will have you humming; and the beautiful Emperor Waltz by Johann Strauss is familiar and heartwarming. Next, trumpeters Antonio Castillo, Lynn Asper and Terry Stevens, members of the band, will present A Saint-sational Trio! which is arranged as a take-off on the traditional Dixieland style of The Saints Go Marching In.
A change in tempo will have you stomping your feet during Salute to American Jazz as you listen to famous songs representing styles from a variety of jazz periods. This will be followed by a medley of familiar Ray Charles songs. The program closes with the band playing a circus marched entitled In Storm And Sunshine.
Refreshments are available at the concert from Royal Scoop Ice Cream. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy a great afternoon of music.