The renowned Hanover Wind Symphony will present two free summer open-air concerts, titled “Singers and Songwriters,” onWed., June 28, at Memorial Junior School in Whippany, and Tues., July 11, at Ginty Field in Morristown. Both concerts will begin at 7 p.m.
“The Hanover Wind Symphony is proud to present this performance highlighting the famous singers and songwriters known by people of all ages,” said HWS musical director Matthew Paterno of Parsippany, “From patriotic tunes to Broadway melodies and from the American West to the English Coast, these popular tunes have helped shape our world and our cultures. Audiences will have plenty of familiar tunes to hum on the way home.”
Some of the selections being performed at both outdoor concerts include: “Country Gardens,” by Percy Grainger; “Maple Lead Rag,” by Scott Joplin; “National Emblem,” by E.E. Bagley; “A Tribute to Stephen Foster,” arranged by Sammy Nestico; “Beauty and the Beast,” by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken; “Big Band Spectacular,” by various artists; “Armed Forces Salute,” arranged by Bob Lowden and “The Star and Stripes Forever,” by John Philip Sousa.
The Hanover Wind Symphony is an extension of the great American tradition of adult music performance. One of only a handful of community-based adult wind bands in New Jersey, the Hanover Wind Symphony gives a contemporary twist to traditional favorites. The large orchestra made up exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, embraces bringing “music to people and people to music,” as its mission.
For further information about the Hanover Wind Symphony, visit www.hanoverwinds.org.