The Tacoma Concert Band is pleased to announce “A GRAND SOUSA CONCERT,” an authentic re-creation of a turn-of-the-20th-century Sousa band concert, featuring music by the March King and other great composers of his time. This perennial favorite will be presented on Saturday evening, April 20th, 7:30 p.m., at Tacoma’s historic Pantages Theater.
The conductor will be none other than John Philip Sousa himself, as portrayed by TCB Music Director Robert Musser. Featured soloists will be Ron Johnson, percussionist with the Seattle Symphony, on xylophone, and Lawrence Bradley, TCB principal clarinetist. Brian Gregory, former announcer for KOMO radio, will narrate.
Among the composers represented, in addition to Mr. Sousa, will be Messrs Tchaikowsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Rossini.
Join us for this rare opportunity to experience the band that introduced classical, pop, and other musical forms to millions around the world, as we recreate the time, the place, and the music of the most popular composer and band leader America has ever known. This is a concert for the whole family to enjoy; a good time is guaranteed!
Tickets start at $16, with discounts for seniors, students, and military, and are available at the Broadway Center box office, by calling 253-591-5894 or 1-800-291-7593, or online at www.broadwaycenter.org. EVERYONE 18 AND UNDER WILL BE ADMITTED FREE with a paid adult ticket.
For further information visit www.tacomaconcertband.org.
Strike up the band! Sousa’s back in town.