Where: Adamstown Uniting Church
When: Saturday 20th May, 2017, 2pm.
Music form the Golden Age of Palm Court Orchestras
The Pacific Palm Court Orchestra proudly presents Salon Days, a loving tribute to the light-hearted music of the 1890’s to the 1940’s, when audiences flocked to the Tea Rooms at the Ritz, and The Carlton, and sang and danced to the great melodies from Britain, the Continent and the Americas. There are Waltzes, Tangos, Exotic Dances and Popular songs. The French Apache Dance featured in many an early movie will be heard & seen on screen. There is American Ragtime, and even a Big Band tribute. The 1912 Nights of Gladness by Irish born British Army Officer Charles Ancliffe became so popular that it was used as the title & signature tune for the long running BBC Program of Light Music. The song Tango Delle Rose by Shreier and Bottero written in 1928 was featured in the 1942 movie Casablanca. Composer Albert Ketelby (1875-1959) became Britain’s first millionaire composer with his exotic popular works such as In A Persian Market.
The leader of the PPCO is clarinettist, arranger and researcher Rod Barnes. His orchestra consists of Catherine Sheng-Cooper & Ann Hartsuyker violins, Anne Berry cello, Marie Fox Flute, Heather Price Bass, Mercia Buck Piano. They are joined in this concert by Piccolo extraordinaire player Aaron Rothemund, and much loved tuba player Rowan Taylor. Jennifer Barnes will sing the lovely Jazz Waltz, L’Amour Toujours L’Amour. Paul Bevan joins the band to sing Phil Baxter’s Piccolo Pete with soloist Aaron Rothemund. Aaron also plays solos by the French composers Milhaud, Auric and Poulenc. Rowan plays a Tango Bass In The Ballroom in an arrangement for the orchestra by Rod.
Young soprano Tashana Hardy will sing I Sit in the Sun from Salad Days, and songs by Fats Waller, Oscar Strauss and Irving Berlin.
Tickets for this special concert are available from Mercia Buck firstname.lastname@example.org and cost $25, $20 concession. A scrumptious afternoon tea is included.
All proceeds go to The Lake Macquarie Philharmonic Orchestra. Their next concert is on Sunday November 5th at Warners Bay Performing Arts Centre.
Enquiries Mercia Buck.