Millennium Concert Band playing Sunday
The Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band will perform its final concert of the 2018-2019 season at Lakeridge High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Although the band and its founder and musical director Dale Cleland will play together one final time at the July 3rd concert, this marks the final time they will perform onstage at Lakeridge.
As ususal the concert is free and open to all. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, the concert will open with one of the major musical selections ever written for the concert band. Titled "La Fiesta Mexicana," the piece was written in 1954 by H. Owen Reed and is a three movement Mexican folk song symphony which features the rich culture of the Mexican people through Aztec dancing, a somber religious Mass and the joyful celebration of a fiesta.
The concert will features two soloists. Dan Schlesing will perform a euphorium solo called "Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most. Gary Mitchell will play four songs in "The Porgy and Bess Medley" by George Gershwin on his soprano and alto saxophones.
The second finalist in the band's search for a new conductor will direct three pieces, including "The Prairie is My Garden," The Children's March" and "The Blues Brothers' Review."
The concert concludes with the "Gladiator March" by John Philip Sousa.
Artwork will be on display in the lobby prior to the concert.
Lakeridge High is located at 1235 Overlook Drive in Lake Oswego.