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Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania will offer free outdoor concert finale July 12

At Edinboro University

07/09/2012

July 9, 2012

EDINBORO, Pa. – On Thursday, July 12, the Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania will perform during an outdoor concert on the front lawn of Edinboro University’s Louis C. Cole Auditorium-Memorial Hall.

Under the direction of John Fleming, the 7 p.m. concert is themed “The Musicians Would Like You to Hear,” featuring Dr. Daniel Burdick, of the Edinboro University music faculty as the euphonium soloist.

For this concert, Greg Tower, the band’s principal trombone, will be the guest conductor. John Williams will be the featured composer, with the band performing two of his exciting motion picture scores, “Jurassic Park” and “Hymn to the Fallen” from “Saving Private Ryan.”

“Light Cavalry Overture” by Franz Von Suppe will be the concert’s classical music offering.

Concert organizers also promise “a surprising and fun composition from the pen of Dmitri Shostakovich.” Kenneth J. Alford, Karl King and John Philip Sousa are among the march composers whose works will be performed during the concert.

Sponsored by Edinboro University’s Music Department, the July 12 event represents the Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania’s final concert of its 2012 summer season.

This outdoor event is free and open to the public.

No reservations are required, but those attending should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside the historic Cole Auditorium.

Last week, during a post-holiday event, the Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania dedicated its performance to the memory of Dr. Philip Ginnetti, Edinboro’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, who died unexpectedly June 29.