Euclid Symphony to feature music from the silver screen at spring pops concert
At their annual pops concert at 3 p.m. on April 23, at the Shore Cultural Center, the Euclid Symphony Orchestra will feature music from Hollywood's Golden Age.
Music from “The Pink Panther,” “Hatari!” (starring John Wayne), and the “Peter Gunn” television series will be featured in a tribute American Composer Henry Mancini. Mancini, a recipient of twenty Grammy Awards is often regarded as one of the greatest composers in the history of film.
The concert will also feature a compilation of works from Irving Berlin, one of America's top songwriters. Popular songs including “Alexander's Ragtime Band” and “God Bless America” will be featured in the tribute. Berlin composed more than 1,500 songs in his 60-year career. His music is often featured at pop concerts from performing groups around the world.
The orchestra will also perform other pop favorites including John Phillip Sousa's “Stars and Stripes Forever” and Nacio Herb Brown's “American Bolero” and the popular “Variations on a Shaker Melody” from Aaron Copeland's “Appalachian Spring”.
The Euclid Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit community orchestra celebrating it's 56th season this year. To learn more about the orchestra or to purchase tickets, visit www.euclidsymphonyorchestra.com. You may also purchase tickets at the Shore Cultural Centre at 291 E. 222nd St. in Euclid.
I'm a member of the Euclid Symphony Orchestra and also serve on the board of directors.