San Jose Wind Symphony Presents Applause for Paws: Music Inspired by the Animal Kingdom
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The last date listed for Applause for Paws! was Sunday March 27, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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Get your wag on! SJWS and Humane Society Silicon Valley join forces to honor our furry and feathered friends. It’s “Dog Day Afternoon” meets “A Tail of Two Kitties” as we feature music inspired by the animal kingdom. This is a concert the kids will love, especially Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, with special guest narrator George Sampson of San Jose’s radio station KLIV.
The rest of program is an eclectic mix of classical and modern works with animal themes. From the world of ballet, SJWS performs a suite from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. From the jazz repertoire the band presents Josef Zawinul’s Birdland and Peter Graham’s new Cats Tales. Rounding out the program are a medley of tunes from the Broadway musical The Lion King and a lively Sousa march, The Black Horse Troop.
*Sergei Prokofiev – Peter and the Wolf
John Philip Sousa – The Black Horse Troop
Peter I. Tchaikovsky – Ballet Suite from Swan Lake
Peter Graham – Cats Tales
Michael Markowski – Turkey in the Straw
Josef Zawinul – Birdland
Jay Bocook – Selections from The Lion King*
About the Ticket Supplier: San Jose Wind Symphony
San Jose Wind Symphony (SJWS) was founded in 1958 at San Jose City College by conductor emeritus Darrell Johnston. The group has become one of the finest community bands in the country, drawing players from a diverse assortment of backgrounds and professions.