The Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band performs its first concert of the 2021-22 season at Lakeridge High School Auditorium on Sunday evening, April 3, at 7:30 pm. As usual, there is no admission charge.
The band musicians are especially excited to present this concert to you. It is the first performance of the band in over two years – a hiatus caused by the ever-changing pandemic landscape.
Covid derailed the travel plans of so many during the past two years. For this concert, the band would like to invite the audience to do some vicarious traveling with them.
The music selected for this performance is varied in both style and origin. In keeping with the band’s tradition, there will be something to delight and inspire every armchair traveler. And yes, there will be marches for a little foot-tapping. So, Maestro, if you will: “A Little Traveling Music, Please!”
Our journey will span four different regions, showcasing different styles and sounds from each.
In America, we will experience the unique “Sacred Harp” singing influences of the south in Echoes of the Hollow Square. Our fine trombone section will entertain you with a jazzy trombone smear, Shoutin’ Liza Trombone,in which you may be surprised to recognize musical references to Handel’s Messiah. We’ll also travel to Hollywood and the Olympics with John Williams: Evening At Pops.
Great Britain is represented by an idyllic stroll in Cambridge with Bridge Over the River Cam, a tuneful overture that evokes the not always serious and sometimes romantic adventures of the students at Kings College.
In Western Europe, we’ll travel to Spain with the danceable paso doble El Relicario.
Our journey will take us to Eastern Europe with the exciting Marche Hongroisefrom The Damnation of Faust. The journey continues with a Ukrainian Cossack march titled Zaparozhski, and a visit with Tevia in Symphonic Dances from Fiddler on the Roof.
And there is more. With the uncertainty of life comes the inevitability of change. We are sad to report that conductor, Dave Becker, has stepped down due to health reasons. Stepping up to the podium we are excited to introduce you to Dr. John Carter. John has played French Horn with the band for a number of years. He holds both masters and doctoral degrees in Orchestral Conducting and has a strong background working with varied music groups. For more information on John, please click here.
We hope you will join us for this concert and bring your friends. The concert starts at 7:30 pm, but the doors open at 6:30 pm.
Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health of our band members and our audience there are no lobby activities for this concert including no artists or pre-concert music. Masks for the audience are encouraged but optional and up to the discretion and comfort level of each audience member. No proof of vaccination is required. Should the pandemic situation require a change in protocols, they will be posted on the home page of our website at https://lakeoswegoband.org.
Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band in Concert
- Sunday Evening, April 3, 2022
- Lakeridge High School Auditorium, 1235 Overlook Drive, Lake Oswego
- 6:30 p.m. Doors open
- 7:30 p.m. Concert begins
- Free admission
There is no admission charge, but donations make the concerts possible, and are always gratefully accepted. You may show your support for the band by placing cash or checks in the hats provided by the ushers at the concert. We will also have ushers available to take donations by credit or debit card. If it is more convenient for you, a one-time or recurring donation can be made online at https://lakeoswegoband.org/support-lomcb.
LOMCB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and member of the Oregon Cultural Trust.