The Lexington Philharmonic has released the program for its Fourth of July Concert – A Celebration of American Music, which will be presented July 2 at 8 p.m. at the Old Morrison Building at Transylvania University and Gratz Park and July 4 in Versailles.
Like last year, new Philharmonic music director Scott Terrell says he wants to broaden the concept of American music, complementing patriotic standards with other fare, primarily film scores and jazz, this year.
“It’s an even blend of various things,” Terrell said of the show, in an interview this afternoon. “It is something for everybody.” Here’s the lineup.
Star Spangled Banner (Please Sing Along) – Key, arr. David Miller (World Premiere)
My Old Kentucky Home (Please Sing Along) – Foster arr. Wright
Olympic Fanfare and Theme – Williams
Selections from Ragtime – Flaherty arr. Kessler
Armed Forces Salute – Lowden
Funeral March of the Marionette – Gounoud
Annie Laurie – Luck
God Bless America – Ringwald
INTERMISSION (20 minutes)
Raiders of the Lost Ark: March – Williams
The Wizard of Oz – Arlen, arr. Sayre
Pirates of the Caribbean – Klaus Badelt, arr. Ricketts
Across the Stars – Williams
Satchmo! Tribute to Louis Armstrong – arr. Ricketts
St. Louis Blues
What a Wonderful World
When the Saints Go Marching In
National Emblem March – Bagley
Stars and Stripes Forever – Sousa
Read more about the concert Thursday at LexGo and in the Weekender section of Friday’s Herald-Leader.