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Pops Orchestra set for performance

Sunday, October 18, 2009

TERRE HAUTE -- Musical genius does not know geography and even those compositions we consider classics were once "new" music.

In the 20th century, American composers wrote music that entertained the entire world.

On Sunday, Oct. 25, the Terre Haute Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra will showcase a few of those composers in their concert "Made in America -- 20th Century American Composers."

The concert will be performed at the Hippodrome Theatre in the Scottish Rite Building at 8th and Ohio streets. The concert will begin at 3 p.m., and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.

The narrator for the concert will be Col. Christopher H. Colbert, Vice Commander of the 181st Intelligence Wing, Indiana Air National Guard.

A native of Terre Haute, Col. Colbert grew up in the Midwest and received his wings in May 1987, at Williams Air Force Base, Arizona.

Col. Colbert has deployed more than seven times in support of real world operations in the Middle East and participated in the escort of Air Force One Sept. 11, 2001.

"A Short Overture to an Unwritten Opera," by composer Don Gillis opens the program, which also includes Alec Wilder's "While We're Young." Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart wrote "My Funny Valentine" for the 1937 Broadway show "Babes in Arms." The orchestra will perform an arrangement written by David Rose that was performed at Indiana State University in 1968, when Rose was a guest composer in residence for a week.

Other music to be performed include "A Salute to Ol' Blue Eyes," a tribute to Frank Sinatra, "Harry Potter Symphonic Suite," composed by John Williams, "Quiet City," composed by Aaron Copland, and an arrangement of music written by Hoagy Carmichael.



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