Tovey conducts Summertime Classics

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Thursday, July 04, 2013

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For July 4th, Bramwell Tovey conducts the New York Philharmonic’s annual concert of summertime classics. As fireworks go off outside Avery Fisher Hall, the Philharmonic offers a program that begins with Bernstein and finishes with Sousa. In between are Gershwin classics and various other patriotic tunes.

Canadian soprano Tracy Dahl is the vocalist for the concert. She is accompanied by The Hellcats and the Jazz Knights, both from the U.S. Army’s West Point Band and led by Lt. Col. Jim Keene.

 

Program details:

Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Bernstein: Glitter and Be Gay from Candide
Gershwin: Walking the Dog from Shall We Dance
Gershwin-Tovey:
    The Man I Love
    They Can’t Take That Away From Me
    A Foggy Day in London Town
    Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Traditional: American Heritage
Ward: America the Beautiful
Garland: In the Mood
Elgar: March No 1 in D Major from Military Marches, Pomp and Circumstance, Op 39, No 1
Sousa: The Liberty Bell
Kessler: Armed Forces Medley
Egner: The Official West Point March
Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever

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