Concert in the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, June 18, 2019, 7:05 - 8:10 p.m.

Southeast Corner of County Road C and Lexington Ave., Roseville, Minnesota 55113

Directed by Glen Newton
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Come early and get a sneak preview of the concert as the band does sound checks and reviews parts of songs!
Here are pictures from the concert.

The Way You Look Tonight by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern (1936) arr. by Roger Holmes; from the film Swing Time, originally performed by Fred Astaire. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936. In 2004 the Astaire version finished at #43 in American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

After You've Gone by Henry Creamer and Turner Layton (1918), arr. by Mark Taylor
(featuring a flugelhorn solo by Mark Syman)

Jitterbug Waltz by Thomas "Fats" Waller (1942), arr. by Eric Richards; Waller's 1942 recording was one of the first to use a Hammond organ; first performance by the Roseville Big Band at a park concert
(featuring a piano solo by Mike Holt and a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald; no repeat in the solo section; piano from 141 thru 172, then trumpet from 173 thru 200, with backgrounds; skip from 201 to 255; skip from 291 to 318; end at bar 326; eliminate bars 327-329)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Kismet Medley by Robert Wright and George Forrest (1953), arr. by Johnny Warrington; from the 1953 musical "Kismet." "Stranger in Paradise" is based on "Gliding Dance of the Maidens" from Alexander Borodin's 1890 opera, "Prince Igor"; in 1955, Tony Bennett's vocal version topped the U.K. song charts and five other versions were also on the U.K. pop charts that year; Baubles, Bangles, and Beads is based on the second theme of Borodin's "String Quartet in D"; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring a muted trumpet solo by Glen Newton)

Sway by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz (1953), English lyrics by Norman Gimbel, arr. by Myles Collins
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and vocalist-trumpeter Glen Newton)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience and demonstration of the difference between trumpet and flugelhorn

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson (1931), arr. by Dick Lieb; a big hit for Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees
(featuring a solo by alto saxophonist Kay Foster)

'S Wonderful by George and Ira Gershwin (1927), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this song was introduced in the Broadway musical Funny Face (1927).
(low key female vocal; featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

That Old Black Magic by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen (1942), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the Paramount picture "Star Spangled Rhythm". First performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring a solo by trombonist George Henly)

Second Hand Rose by Grant Clarke and James F. Hanley (1921), arr. by Glen Newton, sung by Fanny Brice in Ziegfeld Follies of 1921
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Two By Two 2019 by Glen Newton (2012, revised in 2019), arr. by Glen Newton; featuring duets by pairs of band members who share a first name
(featuring solos by Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone (at E); Bill Frank, alto sax (at F); Glen Peterson, tenor sax (at G); Jason Swalley, guitar (at H); and duets by Dan D. and Dan T.; Bill F. and Bill P.; Mark S. and Mark L.; Glen P. and Glen N.; and Mike and Michael)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Brazil by Ary Barroso (1939), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Jim Foster, drums; Kay Foster, alto sax; Glen Peterson, tenor sax; and Mike Holt, piano)

Candy by Mack David, Joan Whitney, and Alex Kramer (1944), arr. by Kris Berg
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Waltzing Matilda lyrics by A. B. "Banjo" Paterson (1895) and Marie Cowan (1903), tune based loosely on "The Bonnie Woods of Craigielee," a Scottish tune from ca. 1820; arr. by C. Lloyd; this version is not a waltz at all - Matilda can swing to this one!
(featuring solos by Kay Foster, alto sax, and Mark Lee, trumpet.)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Michael Sweet, Greg Michnay, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn and Glen Newton

About 65 people were in the live audience.

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