2011 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"Guest's Choice"
Concert Sponsored by US Bank
8:00 PM Thursday, July 28th, 2011
James Christensen, Guest Conductor
Opening Ceremony
    Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Program will be selected from the following:
Show Time .................................................................. James Christensen
The Liberty Bell ............................................................ John Philip Sousa
Selections from "The Sound of Music" ...... Richard Rodgers/Christensen
Drums A-Plenty ................................................. Lew Pollack/Christensen
Serenata .......................................................................... Leroy Anderson
Procession of the Nobles ................................. Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov
Broadway Journey .............................................. arr. James Christensen
Jalisco Ole ................................................................. James Christensen
The Good Ol' USA ............................................... arr. James Christensen
The Chimes of Liberty ........................................ Edwin Franko Goldman
It's a Small World ........................................... R.B. Sherman/Christensen
The Homefront ............................................................ James Christensen
A Disney Super Time ........................................... arr. James Christensen
Curtain Call ......................................................................... John Wasson
Amparito Roca ....................................................... Jaime Texidor/Winter
The Gallant Seventh ..................................................... John Philip Sousa
Amazing Grace ................................................... arr. James Christensen
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

James Christensen Returning to the PCB podium James Christensen brings a program of well known music including many of his own compositions and arrangements.  His rich background includes 37 years with Walt Disney Productions, where he served for 12 years as music director for both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.  He conducted the All-American Marching Band at the grand opening of Euro-Disneyland in Paris on April 12, 1992.  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 and is an active member of several professional associations.  Jim's 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.