2007 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"Conductor's Choice"
8:00 PM Thursday, July 26th, 2007
James Christensen, Guest Conductor
Opening Ceremony
Program to be selected from the following:
Belle of the Ball ............................................................... Leroy Anderson
Clarinet Party .............................................................. James Christensen
Disney Around the World ............................................ James Christensen
Fairest of the Fair ......................................................... John Philip Sousa
Gallant Seventh ............................................................. John Philip Sousa
Liberty Bell ................................................................... John Philip Sousa
On the Mall ......................................................... Edwin Franko Goldman
Rolling Thunder .................................................................... Karl L. King
Star Spangled Spectacular ........................................... George M. Cohan
That's a Plenty ............................................................. James Christensen
The Big Spender .......................................................... James Christensen
The Good Ol' West ....................................................... James Christensen
Very America Overture ............................................... James Christensen
Zampa Overture .......................................................... Ferdinand Herold
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.