Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 23, 2002, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Directed by Glen Newton

Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller and Mitchell Parish (1939), trans. by Jeff Hest, Glenn Miller's theme song, as played by his orchestra
(featuring Kay Foster on clarinet)

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter by Joe Young and Fred E. Ahlert (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn with a soprano sax solo by Kay Foster)

Yardbird Suite by Charlie Parker (1946), arr. by Glen Newton; the premiere performance of this arrangement!
(featuring the trombone and trumpet sections, with solos by Rich Eyman, trombone, Peter Davis, trumpet, Bill Pearson, baritone sax, Carl Berger, guitar, and Jim Foster, drums)

Opus One by Sy Oliver and Sid Garris (1943), arr. by Steve Wright
(featuring the Rhythm & Swing Dancers, with the Rosetones vocal quartet, tenor sax soloist Glen Peterson, trombone soloist Rich Eyman, and electric bass soloist Mike Wobig)

Kids Are Pretty People by Thad Jones (1963), arr. by Thad Jones
(featuring trombone soloist Jesse Farrell, with a trumpet solo by Harvey Skow and an electric bass solo by Mike Wobig)

Blue Skies by Irving Berlin (1927), arr. by Paul Jennings
(featuring the Rosetones, with solos by pianist Ann Booth and scat vocalist Keith Miner)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Embraceable You by George and Ira Gershwin (1930), arr. by Dave Barduhn
(featuring alto saxophone soloist Kay Foster)

Four by Miles Davis (1954), arr. by Dave Barduhn
(featuring a tenor horn solo by Glen Newton and a guitar solo by Carl Berger)

Spanish Eyes by Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder, and Bert Kaempfert (1965), arr. by Dick Fenno, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Kirk Lindberg and Glen Newton)

Woodchopper's Ball by Joey Bishop and Woody Herman (1939), arr. by Glenn Osser
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, trumpet (playing from up in the audience); Bob Nielsen, trumpet; Keith Miner, bass trombone; Bill Frank, alto sax; Harvey Skow, trumpet; Rich Eyman, trombone; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; and Mike Wobig, electric bass)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

At Last by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon (1942), arr. by Mike Carubia, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the Rosetones)

Rain Delay by Dean Sorenson (1994), arr. by Dean Sorenson
(featuring an E-flat flute solo by Glen Newton, a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a trombone solo by Rich Eyman)

When I Fall in Love by Edward Heyman and Victor Young (1952), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalist Kirk Lindberg, with a flugelhorn solo by Glen Newton)

Love Shack by Catherine E. Pierson, Frederick W. Schneider, Keith J. Strickland, and Cynthia L. Wilson (1989), arr. by Roger Holmes
(featuring Jim Foster, drums, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, Bill Frank, alto sax, Carl Berger, guitar, and guest percussionists from the audience)

What a Wonderful World by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele (1967), arr. by Jerry Nowak, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; recorded by Louis Armstrong
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet)

Tuxedo Junction by Erskine Hawkins, William Johnson and Julian Dash (1940), arr. by William Johnson
(featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers, with solos by trumpeters Mark Lee and Harvey Skow and clarinetists Kay Foster and Bill Pearson)

It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing by Duke Ellington (1932), arr. by Mike Carubia
(featuring the Rosetones, with a trumpet solo by Mark Lee)

In addition to the soloists listed above, the Roseville Big Band performers for this concert included Dale Abrahamson and Fred Christiansen, trombones. Bill Frank also played flute. Glen Newton also played tenor trombone and vibraphone. All the trumpet players also played flugelhorns. Jesse Farrell also played in the trombone section on Four and Embraceable You, each of which has five trombone parts.

The Rosetones are Karen Dunn, lead, Diane Lindberg, alto, Kirk Lindberg, tenor, and Glen Newton, bass.

The live audience in the park included 417 people.

Concerts in Central Park, like this one produced by John Rusterholz, are broadcast live on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs.

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