Directed by Glen Newton


Concert at Rosepointe Senior Living
2555 Hamline Ave. N., Roseville 55113
July 5, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

American Patrol by Frank W. Meacham (1885), arr. by Jerry Gray; the Glenn Miller band's 1942 recording of this arrangement reached #15 on the Billboard magazine chart that year.
(featuring a solo by trumpeter Mark Lee [with voiceover at start of first chorus])

The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the musical "Babes in Arms"
(featuring The Rosetones, with a scat vocal by Keith Miner)

America the Beautiful by Katherine Lee Bates (lyrics, 1893, revised in 1904 and 1913) and Samuel A. Ward (music, "Materna", 1882), arr. by Mike Tomaro; In 1893, at the age of thirty-three, Bates, an English professor at Wellesley College, had taken a train trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to teach a short summer school session at Colorado College. Several of the sights on her trip inspired her, and they found their way into a poem --- the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the "White City" with its promise of the future contained within its alabaster buildings; the wheat fields of America's heartland Kansas; and the majestic view of the Great Plains from high atop Pikes Peak. Her poem, "Pikes Peak," was first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895. It was retitled "America the Beautiful" when published in 1910 with Ward's music.
(featuring vocalists Bruce Stasch, Karen Dunn, and Keith Miner, with the audience singing on the last chorus)

String of Pearls by Jerry Gray (1942), arr. by Johnny Warrington; the Glenn Miller band's recording was ranked #1 in the US for two weeks in 1942 and remained on the Billboard best sellers chart for 21 weeks.
(with solos by Kay Foster, alto sax; Glen Newton, trumpet; and Mike Holt, piano)

Feeling Good by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley (1964), arr. by Roger Holmes; from "The Roar of the Greasepaint - the Smell of the Crowd"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Someone to Watch Over Me by George and Ira Gershwin, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet with soloist Karen Dunn)

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)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II (1939), arr. by Mark Taylor; introduced in the 1939 musical "Very Warm for May"
(featuring alto sax soloist Kay Foster and trumpet soloist Mark Syman)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

Love is Here to Stay by George and Ira Gershwin (1938), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; first performed by Kenny Baker in "The Goldwyn Follies" in 1938, it became popular when sung by Gene Kelly to Leslie Caron in the film "American in Paris" in 1951, but some of our audience members will have first heard the song in the movie "When Harry Met Sally" (1989), sung by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.
(high key male version; featuring the Rosetones, with a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)

Tonight by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim (1956), arr. by Ted Ingram; from the 1957 musical "West Side Story," sung whiel Tony visits Maria on teh fire escape outside her partment, a modernized version of the balcony scene from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Secret Love by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster (1953), arr. by Steve Wright; introduced by Doris Day in the 1953 film "Calamity Jane," winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a trumpet solo by Glen Newton)

It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing by Duke Ellington (1932), arr. by Mike Carubia; Ellington's original 1932 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008
(featuring the Rosetones, with a trumpet solo by Mark Lee)

The Roseville Big Band:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto), Dan Carlson (tenor), and Dan Desmonds (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Dan Gaisford
Trombones (left to right): George Henly, Keith Miner, Michael Sweet, and Justin Schoenherr (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), John Seal (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Bruce Stasch, and Glen Newton), and Keith Miner

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022.


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