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Join AARP in June for “Summer with the Symphony”

 

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Nashville Symphony's Summer with the SymphonyNashville, TN – Do you like the classics? AARP does. Whether you’re talking the classic American band “Earth Wind & Fire,” the classy Broadway and TV star Idina Menzel or the classical sounds of Beethoven, we’ve got you covered in June. AARP and the Nashville Symphony are teaming up for the first time for our “Summer with the Symphony!”

AARP members can receive $5.00 off any ticket for Menzel’s special performance with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra at the Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel on June 16th. The Tony Award-winning star of Broadway’s Wicked and television’s hit show Glee will perform a diverse mix of classic pop and musical theater favorites, along with a fresh spin on some contemporary hits. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Wind Ensemble concert to include performance of “Star Wars” film score

 

Austin Peay State University

The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – Dr. Gregory Wolynec’s taste in classical music can at times be described as a bit esoteric. The Austin Peay State University associate professor of music enjoys seeking out lost masterworks or underperformed pieces by the world’s great composers.

The students who make up the APSU Wind Ensemble know this about their professor and conductor, so they were a bit confused when he handed out the sheet music for their next performance. The words “Star Wars” were printed at the top of the page. «Read the rest of this article»

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Night Stalkers awarded for Heroism

 

Written by Maj. Mike Burns
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

160th Soar - Night Stalkers

Fort Campbell, KY – Several members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) were recently presented the Distinguished Flying Cross in a small ceremony at Fort Campbell, highlighting the expertise and skill of the aviators within the Regiment.

Brig. Gen. Kevin Mangum, commander of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command and former 160th SOAR (A) commander, presented the valorous awards to eight Night Stalkers while their family members looked on.

Lt. Col Mike Hertzendorf (left), 1st Battalion, 160th SOAR (A) commander, addresses the crowd as he prepares to present the Distinguished Flying Cross to eight Soldiers during an awards ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY. January 6th, 2012. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment photo)

Lt. Col Mike Hertzendorf (left), 1st Battalion, 160th SOAR (A) commander, addresses the crowd as he prepares to present the Distinguished Flying Cross to eight Soldiers during an awards ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY. January 6th, 2012. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment photo)

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Boston Pops To Make First-Ever Nashville Appearance On August 20th at Greer Stadium

 

World-Famous Orchestra, Kenny Loggins to visit Sounds’ Ballpark during Minor League Summer Tour

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Conductor Keith Lockhart and America’s Orchestra, the famous Boston Pops, will visit Herschel Greer Stadium for a 7:30pm concert on Saturday, August 20th during their first-ever Minor League Ballparks tour.

Iconic singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins will join Mr. Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for an American Pastimes tour program that features music inspired by three of this country’s favorite pastimes – baseball, movies, and rock ’n’ roll.

The common thread throughout the program will be legendary film music themes, featuring music from one of the most memorable baseball films of our time, The Natural, a tribute to renowned film composer John Williams, and Kenny Loggins singing “Footloose”, from the ever-popular film of the same name. 

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Gabriela Montero playing in Clarksville Thursday at APSU

 

cccaOn a frigid Tuesday morning last January, Gabriela Montero sat down at a Steinway to give a brief, outdoor performance. Joining her on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., were musical luminaries such as Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and Anthony McGill.

It was bitterly cold outside, as millions of people watched the trembling masters perform John William’s score “Air and Simple Gifts.” A few minutes after the applause abated that sunny day, Barack Obama formally took the oath of office as president of the United States.

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The Todd Hill Orchestra raises the roof at Austin Peay State University

 

cccaThe 2009-10 Community Concert Series kicked off last night with the smooth stylings of the Todd Hill Orchestra. The group’s repertoire features an amazing selection of Swing and Jazz, including numbers from Bennie Goodman, Count Baise, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Frank Foster, George Gershwin, Glenn Miller, and many more.

The Todd Hill Orchestra has been entertaining for twenty-four years. The Orchestra has been featured at a number of venues, ranging from Mississippi Casinos to upscale Concert Halls. The vast majority of the musicians in the Orchestra have been members for more than fifteen years, eight members have served over twenty years.

The Todd Hill Orchestra

The Todd Hill Orchestra

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