2007 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"An American Concert in the Park"
8:00 PM Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
Mr. Jorge Garcia, Conductor
Opening Ceremony
Strike Up the Band ....................................... George Gershwin, arr. Moss
St. Lawrence Suite .............................................................. Morton Gould
Forgotten Dreams ............................................................ Leroy Anderson
Finian's Rainbow ............................................ Burton Lane, arr. Oserling
South Rampart Street ......... Roy Bauduc & Bob Haggart, arr. Paul Yoder
Stephen Foster Songbook .................................................... Stephen Bulla
Superman ........................................................................... John Williams
-- Intermission --
Alla Barocco .......................................................................... C. Giovanni
Manhattan Beach ......................................................... John Philip Sousa
"Flower Drum Song" Selections ....................................... Richard Rogers
Love is a Many Splendored Thing ......... Sammy Fain, arr. Paul Herforth
Before the Parade Passes By ............................................. Jerry Herman
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

Jorge Garcia Jorge Garcia, PCB Assistant Conductor, has been involved in music education since 1969.  He has taught music on all levels from college to kindergarten.  He has conducted several honor groups including the Memorial Orchestra for President Chiang Kai-shek, the Sino-American Honor Band, and the Taiwan Youth Symphony Orchestra.  He has toured Europe playing tuba with the School Band of America and won solo competitions in both California and Heidelberg, Germany.  He is President-Emeritus and founder of the American Drum Line Association, a member of the American Guild of Handbell Ringers, and the National Consortium of Life Long Learning.  A noted lecturer and presenter on "Motivation in the Classroom," "Hymnody in the 21st Century Church," and "Music and Lifelong Learning," he has given presentations in several different countries and will be a speaker at the International Conference of Lifelong Learning in Budapest, Hungary, in the fall of 2007.  He joined the PCB in 2005.