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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Let the joyous sounds of Jimmy Cliff's reggae/pop/soul fusion wash over you on the tree-shaded slopes of the Lillian Fontaine Garden Theatre. It's the ultimate summer concert experience: enjoying the outdoors and the great weather to the beat of funky, relaxed reggae music. Still going strong after 50 years of performing, the indomitable Jimmy Cliff puts on a show like no other. From the success of his early single "Hurricane Hattie" to the exuberant, socially-conscious songs of his latest album, Rebirth, Cliff has remained a potent musical force that can keep an audience moving with his enthusiasm and energy -- for music, for the wellbeing of the planet and for life. 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.