2006 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"Western U Night"
8:00 PM Thursday, August 17th, 2006
James Christensen, Guest Conductor
* Special Guest Conductor, Dr. Philip Pumerantz
President, Western University of Health Sciences
Opening Ceremony
Program to be selected from the following:
Belle of the Ball ............................................................... Leroy Anderson
Disney Movie Magic ................................................... James Christensen
Drums Aplenty ............................................................ James Christensen
Fairest of the Fair ........................................................ John Philip Sousa
King Cotton .................................................................. John Philip Sousa
Liberty Bell ................................................................... John Philip Sousa
National Emblem * ............................................................ Edwin Bagley
Pieces of Eight .................................................................... J. W. Jenkins
Slidin' Saints ............................................................... James Christensen
The Cowboys ...................................................................... John Williams
The Gallant Seventh ..................................................... John Philip Sousa
The Good Old U.S.A ................................................... James Christensen
The Sound of Music .................. Rogers & Hammerstein, arr. Chritensen
The Three Solitaires .......................................................... Victor Herbert
Walt Disney Overture ................................................. James Christensen
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

James Christensen James Christensen is well known throughout the U.S. & Canada as a conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator and clinician.  Over 400 of his works have been been published.  During his 37 years with Walt Disney Productions he produced music that is now familiar to patrons of the Disney theme parks and movies, In addition he has conducted numerous bands and orchestras including the San Diego Symphony, the Winnepeg Symphony, the L.A. Chamber Orchestra, the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, & the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.  Earlier in his career he conducted the University of Wisconsin Marchng Band.

We are indeed fortunate that he again has accepted our invitation to conduct this evening's Summer concert with the Pomona Concert Band.