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Season's final outdoor concert tomorrow in Lehighton park

Published August 17. 2011 05:01PM

Thursday evening, Aug. 18, the Lehighton Band will present its final "Concert Under The Stars" for the 2011 season in the Lehighton Park Amphitheater beginning at 8 p.m.

The same concert will be presented in Eurana Park, Weatherly on Sunday, Aug. 21st beginning at 3 p.m.

If there is rain, the Lehighton concert will be held in the Lehighton Boys and Girls Band Hall, Sixth and Cypress Streets while the Weatherly concert will be cancelled.

Paul R. Smith, director of the band, said the soloists for this concert are Lora Krum and Beth Cressley. They will come to the front of the band to play a novelty duet, "The Elephant And The Fly."

Krum will portray the fly on the piccolo while Cressley will sound out the elephant on the bassoon.

Both women are veterans of the Lehighton Band and have soloed many times in the past. This is a neat number which shows the virtuosity of both instruments.

Basically the program is made up of light, easy listening music featuring three selections from the Broadway stage.

In "The Golden Age Of Broadway" you will hear five memorable tunes from the pen of Richard Rodgers. Two of the five tunes are "Oklahoma" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain."

"Hoagy Carmichael In Concert" will feature six of his top hits ending with the beautiful "Stardust."

The third Broadway selection is the music from "Cats," this one ending with "Memory."

Dance tunes will be represented with the Spanish number, "Grenada" and the lively "Rush Street Tarantella." Also on the program is the enjoyable overture, "Lustspiel" as well as the easy listening "Ashoken Farewell."

Rounding out the concert numbers will be Carman Dragon's beautiful arrangement of "America, The Beautiful."

As usual, marches will play a prominent part beginning with Sousa's "The Washington Post," King's "Mighty Minnesota," Wagner's "Under The Double Eagle" and "Americans We" by Fillmore.

Smith said the music for these concerts is provided by contributions from local businesses, professional people and music lovers from all over the area.

He added, "The Lehighton Band appreciates their continued support for live music and urges the public to come out to the parks to enjoy a concert that should have something appealing to everyone."

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