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The Edwardsville Municipal Band, under the direction of James Kerfoot, will present its seventh concert of the summer season on Thursday, July 19th at 8:00 P.M. in City Park near the Library at 112 S. Buchanan Street in Edwardsville, IL 62025.  All concerts are free to the public.

This week’s concert features Rick Acuncius conducting Variations On a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance, and Hoagy Carmichael In Concert arranged by Warren Barker.  Included in this big band medley are “The Nearness of You,” “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening,” “Heart and Soul,” “Lazy River,” and “Stardust.”  The concert begins with the British march Dunedin by Kenneth Alford, followed by A Manx Overture by Haydn Wood, which is based on folk music of the Isle of Man.  The first half concludes with Blue Mambo by Michael Sweeney.  The second half opens with another Warren Barker arrangement, A Celebration of Spirituals, which includes the songs “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” “Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho,” and “Get On Board, Little Children.”Following will be Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks from the pen of Richard Strauss.  The Broadway selection this evening will be the Rodgers and Hammerstein hit, Carousel.  This Erik Leidzen arrangement includes “Carousel Waltz,” “Mister Snow,” “Blow High, Blow Low,” “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over,” “What’s the Use of Wond’rin,” “A Real Nice Clambake,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”  The concert will conclude with the Ralph Woods patriotic march, March -  Adoration.

The concession stand will be operated this week by the Edwardsville Kiwanis.

For more information, visit the band web site at www.edwband.com.

Contact:  James Kerfoot 973-7318

 

 

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