Warren Concert Association will kick off another season of quality shows with Mr. Jack Daniel's Silver Cornet Band on Oct. 13.
The season schedule includes:
Saturday, Oct. 13: Mr. Jack Daniel's Silver Cornet Band. Sit back and enjoy great music performed by some of America's finest musicians. You'll be transported back to those days when life was a little less hurried and folks had time to listen to a story or two ... and a silver cornet bank, of course.
Wednesday, Nov. 14: Pianist Spencer Myer. A Julliard graduate and winner of numerous international prizes for his performances, Mr. Myer is known for his musical interpretations, playing with warmth and emotion and rescuing music from dusty antiquarianism. He "exudes joy throughout his presence on the stage."
Monday, Dec. 10: Southern Fried Jazz Band. Serving up savory helpings of Dixieland classics, this band of skilled showmen offers infectious beats ranging from red hot jazz to soulful blues, reviving New Orleans, Chicago, and Midwestern-spawned tunes. Narration and anecdotes, along with captivating music and showmanship, evokes a contagious enthusiasm.
"We are excited about all of our concerts this season and there is one in particular that we know will be especially welcome in Warren," said Jonathan DuShaw, Warren Concert Association President. "Taking the stage on December 10 as part of the Southern Fried Jazz Christmas Show is native son, Pete Pepke. Pete's talent as a trombone player and entertaining performer will add to everyone's enjoyment. We know that Pete has a loyal local following, so we'll open our doors 15 minutes early on December 10."
Concert Association Manager Pat Evans said, "I recently spoke with Pete about his tours with Southern Fried Jazz. He was effusive in his remarks about Don Eisaman, the 86-year-old founder of SFJ. Pete, who is known for his musical excellence, said "It is a highlight of my life to play with these people. Don and the rest of the band know a virtual history book of popular American music. It will be an honor to play on the Struthers Library Theatre stage with this band.""
Wednesday, Jan. 23: The Great American Songbook. In one evening, you'll be taken on a journey through a century of America's favorite songs. Eight dazzling performers and a sizzling jazz trio will offer a variety of music from the '40s and '50s, a salute to Motown and '60s folk music, theatre favorites, contemporary hits, and a heart-warming patriotic salute. Creative sets, colorful costumes, and clever choreography make this a show with something for the entire family.
Sunday, March 17: DePue Brothers Band: Weapons of Grass Construction. This band of six, including four DePue brothers, offers a progressive mix of genres, with a direct nod to their bluegrass tradition and their classical training, along with an infusion of rcok and blues. Adding to their diversity, when not performing as the DePue Brothers Band, members work variously as concertmasters, studio musicians, in the first violin section and as principal timpanist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, a garage band member, solo artist, session player, book author, and CD producer. You'll want to hear all of that talent come together to celebrate our final concert of the season.
Season tickets are still available (through the Nov. 14 concert). Current season ticket subscribers have received their tickets in the mail. Tickets will contine to be mailed through Friday, Oct. 5. Subscription requests received after that date will be fulfilled at the box office on the evening of Oct. 13, the date of the first concert. Season ticket holders are entitled to also attend the Jamestown Concert Association series.
To encourage contributions beyond standard ticket sales, the first 100 donations for the 2012-2013 season at the level of Patron or above, were entered in a drawing for an Oct.13 pre-concert social hour for six adults at the Liberty Street Cafe. The winners of the drawing are long-time association supporters, Pam and Bill Mahan of Warren.
For ticket information, contact the Warren Concert Association at 723-6505 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.