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Concert Band presenting 'New York, New York'

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Matt Huber
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "New York, New York," Sunday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m., at the Forest Park Band Shell, rain or shine.

The band performed in New York City in 2004 and will include tunes from composers who earned a living in the "Big Apple," ranging from George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Edwin Franko Goldman and John Philip Sousa.

Broadway selections will feature long running productions, including "The Phantom of the Opera," arranged by Warren Barker, and "Chicago," arranged by Ted Ricketts which the band saw while in New York City.

Sousa will be represented by his "Manhattan Beach," where his famous band was booked every summer, and Goldman's "On the Mall," a staple of the Central Park concerts, will also be played.

Old time New York City songs, "While Strolling Through the Park," "Bicycle built for Two," and "The Bowery," in a setting by Paul Yoder, are also on the play list as well as "Marching Up Broadway," by Robert Lowden, with "Cabaret," "Hey, Look Me Over," and "Consider Yourself."

The band posed in Times Square with the statue of George M. Cohan and will perform a medley of his famous hits in an arrangement by Walter Ehret and Paul Yoder.

Fans of George Gershwin and Irving Berlin will enjoy medleys of their greatest pop hits in medleys by Robert Bennett and Hawley Ades.

No concert about the "Big Apple," would be complete without "New York, New York," by Fred Ebbs and John Kander, arranged by Frank Cofield.

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