Concert in the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, July 27, 2021, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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

Directed by Glen Newton
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Band: Wear tan/khaki slacks or shorts and the new summer shirts.

I've Got You Under My Skin by Cole Porter (1936), arr. by Art Wiggins
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Cabaret by Fred Ebb and John Kander (1966), arr. by Dave Wolpe; first performance by the Roseville Big Band at a concert in the park!; one of the enduring hit songs from the 1966 Broadway musical of the same name, "Cabaret" stands in contrast to the dark plot, set in Berlin during the rise of the Nazi regime.
(featuring solos by Ira Adelman on tenor sax and Mike Holt on piano)

Introduction of the Rosetones to the audience

A Gershwin Tribute

Someone to Watch Over Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1926), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the musical "Oh, Kay", sung on Broadway by English actress Gertrude Lawrence; originally George Gershwin wrote the music as a "fast and jazzy" up-tempo swing tune, but by the end of the 1940, the slow ballad form, like the one we'll perform, had become the standard.
(featuring Karen Dunn and the Rosetones)

Somebody Loves Me by B. G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, and Ballard McDonald (1924), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton ; featured in the Broadway revue 'George White's Scandals of 1924', later featured in five different films, including being sung by Doris Day in the 1951 film 'Lullaby of Broadway'
(featuring the Rosetones, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Love is Here to Stay by George and Ira Gershwin (1938), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring Bruce Stasch and the Rosetones, and a trumpet solo by Mark Syman)

Nice Work if You Can Get It by George and Ira Gershwin (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring Karen Dunn and the Rosetones, and a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Don Raye and Hughie Prince (1940), arr. by Glen Newton; a major hit recording in 1941 for the Twin Cities' own Andrews Sisters (alto LaVerne, soprano Maxene, and lead Patty), the most popular female vocal group of the first half of the 20th century, who were inducted into the Minnesota Rock/Country Hall of Fame in May 2006.
(featured as the Andrews Sisters: Bruce (Maxene), Karen (Patty), and Diane (LaVerne); and the RBB trumpet section)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Look for the Silver Lining by Jerome Kern and Buddy DeSylva (1920), arr. by Jerry Nowak; from the musical "Sally," introduced by the rising Broadway star Marilyn Miller.
(featuring solos by trumpeter Dan Theobald and pianist Mike Holt)

Rosie the Riveter by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb (1942), arr. by Julie Zeidel, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Bob Nielsen and Glen Newton, with a trombone solo by George Henly and Mark Lee on the ratchet)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Pick Yourself Up by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern (1936), arr. by Sammy Nestico; introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1936 film Swing Time;"Nothing's impossible I have found, For when my chin is on the ground I pick myself up, dust myself off, start all over again."
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Jake Olsen, trumpet)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by Lew Brown, Charles Tobias, and Sam Stept (1939); originally titled "Anywhere the Bluebird Goes", Stept's melody is an updated version of the 19th century English folk song, "Long, Long Ago"; with lyrics by Brown and Tobias, its debut was in the 1939 musical "Yokel Boy"; but after the US entered WWII in December 1941, they upodated the lyrics, including the phrase "... till I come marching home."; recorded in February, 1942, by Glenn Miller with Tex Beneke and the Modernaires on the vocals, then featured in May, 1942, in the film "Private Buckaroo" performed by the Andrews Sisters with the Harry James orchestra; their version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016. Kay Kyser's orchestra also had a hit recording, joining the Miller and Andrews Sisters versions to make it one of the few songs in history to have three different recordings on the radio hit parade at the same time.
(featuring the Rosetones)

Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico; the Roseville Big Band closing theme song! "Irving King" is the pseudonym of the English songwriting team James Campbell and Reginald Connelly.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Mike Holt on piano, and Eric Laska on electric bass)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes: Glen Peterson (tenor), Ira Adelman (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto), Sue Wells (tenor), and Dan Desmonds (baritone)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Dan Theobald, Jake Olsen, Mark Syman, Mark Lee and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: George Henly, Chris Gerhardson, Michael Sweet, and Scott Henry (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), Eric Laska (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Bruce Stasch, and Glen Newton)

About nnn people attended the concert.

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