On the crisp clear nights of winter, we look up to see cold twinkling stars, close enough to touch. Our eyes and our dreams rise heavenward, to the music of the stars. “A Starry Night” opens with the Penticton Concert Band performing the Star Wars Medley.
Back on earth we have stars of our own. Composers whose music glitters and sparkles and doesn’t fade with time, evoking the glamour of a bygone age. The Penticton Concert Band plays Gershwin classics guaranteed to put stars in your champagne glass.
Stars of stage and screen are evoked with music by 70’s soft rock band Bread and the film Shaft. Romantic hits like Bread’s “Baby I’m-a Want You” and “Make It with You” will put stars in your eyes. Composer Isaac Hayes became a star himself, winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song from the Shaft soundtrack. We’ll hear a medley from the band, including guest R&B guitarist Kyle Anderson (of The Amazing Rubber Band).
Rounding out the first half of the programme is a medley from one of the best loved musicals with “star ” in the title: Jesus Christ Superstar. Soprano Liz Harris is featured in “I Don’t Know How to Love Him”.
The second half of the concert is dedicated to one special “starry night” , with a number of Christmas favourites ranging from traditional carols to jazzy seasonal numbers.
After you leave the concert… don’t forget to look up at the sky. You’ll sure to be making a wish on one of the brightest stars : that the Penticton Concert Band will be back again soon!
Proceeds from the concert will fund Oliver Community Arts Council programs. During these economic hard times, the council is especially grateful for this support from another arts organization. We are truly “banding together for the arts”.Penticton Concert Band presents A Starry Night a fundraiser for the Oliver Community Arts Council Tuesday November 24, 2009 7:30 p.m. Frank Venables Auditorium. SOSS Highschool, Oliver, BC $10 Adults $5 Students (17 and under) Tickets at Handworks Gallery and Sundance Video, Oliver “Banding Together for the Arts”