2010 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"A Christensen Spectacular"
8:00 PM Thursday, August 5th, 2010
James Christensen, Guest Conductor
Opening Ceremony
    Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Program will be selected from the following:
Time Zones ................................................................. James Christensen
Norwegian Folk Variations ......................................... James Christensen
The Fairest of the Fair ................................................. John Philip Sousa
Bugler's Holiday ............................................................. Leroy Anderson
76 Trombones ................................................................ Meredith Willson
On the Mall ........................................................ Edwin Franko Goldman
The Homefront ..................................................... arr. James Christensen
Mancini Magic .................................................... arr. James Christensen
The Gallant Seventh ..................................................... John Philip Sousa
Barnum & Bailey's Favorite ..................................................... Karl King
Walt Disney Overture ........................................... arr. James Christensen
Curtain Call ......................................................... arr. James Christensen
Zacatecas ......................................................................... Genero Codina
1982 Worlds Fair ................................................ arr. James Christensen
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

James Christensen Returning to the PCB podium James Christensen brings a lively program including many of his own compositions and arrangenents.  His rich background includes 37 years with Walt Disney Productions.  A prolific composer/arranger with over 400 published works to his credit, Jim has also appeared as guest conductor with numerous prestigious symphonic orchestras and ensembles.  Among his current activities, he is a trombone clinician for UMI-Conn.  His arrangements are currently heard at theme parks around the world.  He has also arranged and orchestrated music for the Boston Pops, the London Philharmonic, and several Super Bowls.  He continues to guest conduct for high school, college and community bands and has conducted the Community Band of America (Band at Sea) since 1994.