'Broadway Matinee' to Feature Nazareth, Allentown Bands
Tickets are now available for a March 3 concert celebrating Broadway and show tunes.
A community concert celebrating Broadway and show tunes will be held on Sunday, March 3, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Nazareth Area Middle School auditorium.
The concert will be performed by the world-famous Allentown Band, directed by Ronald Demkee, and the Nazareth Community Band, directed by Ralph Brodt.
Each band will play individual pieces, followed a group performance.
The concert will feature both familiar and lesser-known pieces, including music from:
- Phantom of the Opera
- Les Miserables
- Guys and Dolls
- My Fair Lady
- Beauty and the Beast
It also includes selections from "El Capitan," John Philip Sousa’s most popular operetta, and a Gilbert & Sullivan medley.
The concert is being organized by the Nazareth Rotary Club, and proceeds will help to support community needs and organizations.
As a tribute to the Nazareth Rotary Club’s railroad theme for this program year, the Allentown Band will play an arrangement of "I’ve Been Working on the Railroad" by Lucien Cailliet, a well-known composer and arranger who was an associate conductor of the Allentown Band from 1934-1969.
Before the concert, ticket-holders will receive free admission to the Whitefield House Museum from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on March 3.
For more information, contact (610) 759-0787.