Concert will have Norman Rockwell theme

By on June 19, 2019


A medley of polkas, and music inspired by some of artist Norman Rockwell’s illustrations, will be among the selections when the Ephrata Concert Band performs June 23 at 7:15 p.m. at Ephrata Borough’s Grater Park.

Admission is free. Donations to the Ephrata Concert Band will be accepted. Weather permitting, the band will play at the park band shell at the foot of Cocalico Street. Bring folding chairs. In the event of extreme weather, the concert will be moved inside the Ephrata Recreation Center at 130 S. Academy Drive.

With Martin Hinkley conducting, the band will open the June 23 program with “The Star-Spangled Banner,” followed by Henry Fillmore’s march, “The Klaxon” and Christensen’s “Overture Americana.” It will also perform the “Coronation March” from Giacomo Meyerbeer’s 1849 opera, “The Prophet.”

The band will play the “Four Freedoms” and “Looking Out to Sea” musical selections from Hill’s “A Norman Rockwell Suite;” Victor Herbert’s waltz “The American Rose” and the march “Musical Youth” by John Enck, who founded the Ephrata Concert Band more than 40 years ago.

Following intermission, the band will play Karl King’s march “Ponderosa;” selections from the Broadway musical “Oliver;” the musical novelty “Slim Trombone” and Fillmore’s march, “Cleveland Press.” The second half of the program will also include “No. 1 Polka Medley;” the hymn “The Church’s One Foundation” and John Philip Sousa’s march “The Belle of Chicago.”

The band concerts will continue each Sunday evening through July 21.

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