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WSO Billtown Brass Pops at Central Oak Heights, Milton
August 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pmFree
The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra’s Billtown Brass Band will be presenting a concert at 7:00 PM, Saturday, August 17 at the Central Oak Heights pavilion.
The program is a “musical party” featuring a collection of well-known pop, patriotic, movie and classical favorites. The brass celebration opens with Seventy Six Trombones from the Music Man followed by Momma Don’t Want, a British favorite that introduces the various instruments in the band. Solo tenor horn, Valerie Whyman, is the featured soloist in Over the Rainbow, with A Touch of Mancini next, offering some of his greatest hits including themes from The Pink Panther, Days of Wine and Roses and Peter Gunn.
Audience participation is a regular feature of Billtown concerts, and all will have their chance with the Tiger Rag. New York, New York, made famous by Frank Sinatra is always a favorite as is the cornet section feature Brass Machine. Three of the most important players of the Billtown Brass are members of the percussion section. The Overture to William Tell will provide them with an opportunity to impress the audience with their special skills. Amazing Grace offers an opportunity to experience the beautiful tonal capabilities of the ensemble, while Jim Webb’s MacArthur Park counters with a high energy arrangement to conclude the regular part of the concert. The program concludes with a with an Armed Forces Salute—a tribute to our veterans, and our national march, Stars and Stripes Forever.
The programs are free to the public and made possible through the generous support of the WSO Board, the Woodcock Foundation and Morgan Stanley.