The Beat Goes On - Concert with Percussionist Galen Lemmon at McAfee Center
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The last date listed for The Beat Goes On was Sunday March 28, 2010 / 3:00pm.
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Start the holidays on a jolly note when the San Jose Wind Symphony presents The World of Celebration at the McAfee Center. The West Coast's premier wind symphony will get everyone in the merrymaking mood with a range of seasonal classics played with festive flair. Expect favorites like Anderson's "Sleigh Ride," Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" and Mel Torme's The Christmas Song. The Lyric Theatre Carolers will also join the Symphony on stage, adding their voices to the sumptuous arrangements and audience sing-a-longs. Author and accomplished storyteller Walter M. Mayes (Walter the Giant Storyteller's Giant Book of Giant Stories) will narrate a musical setting of The Night Before Christmas. Please see the full event description for more details. Learn More
The theme of the Wind Symphony’s season is “America the Beautiful.” Each concert explores a different aspect of America’s rich musical heritage. The Beat Goes On takes concertgoers on a rhythmic journey through the American musical landscape, from the gospel-inspired American Hymnsong Suite by Dawyne Milburn to the Civil War battlefields of Morton Gould’s American Salute.
Our guest artist for the afternoon is Galen Lemmon, principal percussionist with Symphony Silicon Valley. Mr. Lemmon will perform Gary Ziek’s Concerto for Percussion Solo and Wind Ensemble, showcasing his formidable talents on marimba, vibraphone, bells and a battery of drums and tom-toms.
Ziek Concerto for Percussion Solo and Wind Ensemble
Ives Old Home Days
Gould American Salute
Milburn American Hymnsong Suite
MacDowell Woodland Sketches
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.