GREENVILLE — The Greenville Municipal Concert Band (GMCB) will continue the Summer Concerts in the Park this Sunday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Marling Band Shell in the beautiful Greenville City Park.
“This week the GMCB will present a concert showcasing great music from Broadway. It has been long understood that some of the greatest music has come via Broadway productions throughout the years. This week we will explore some of those Broadway Showstoppers,” said said JR Price, Conductor.
Our featured performers this week are David McKibben and Lisa Glover.
“David and Lisa are two shining stars in the Dayton performing arts world,” said Price.
McKibben, a yearly performer with the band is currently directing the production of Little Shop of Horrors to be presented by Dare 2 Defy Theater Company. Glover, a Dayton native and a student at Wright State University, is starring in the lead role of Audrey in the same musical. Their performance of Little Shop of Horrors will be presented at the Victoria Theater in Dayton, Ohio on September 2 and 3. Winners of multiple Day Tony Awards for outstanding contributions to musical theatre productions in the Dayton area, McKibben and Glover will perform with the GMCB excerpts from Phantom of the Opera and the classic Somewhere from West Side Story. McKibben will also perform “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables and Glover will also sing the great aria “I Dreamed a Dream” also from Les Miserables.
The GMCB will perform a tribute to the music of Marvin Hamlisch. Hamlisch was one of Broadway’s greatest composers. He was the recipient of three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmy’s, a Tony and three Golden Globes. Sadly, the music of Hamlisch stopped in 2012 and the band will pay a musical tribute to his talent. Also featured for the evening are marches of Henry Fillmore and the exciting overture Encanto.
Please plan to join us this Sunday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Marling Band Shell in the Greenville City Park and invite a friend.
“We have had tremendous attendance this summer and we thank you.” said Price.We
Please note the new start time of 7 p.m. Seating is available or you may bring your own lawn chair or blanket. As always, our concerts are free and open to the public.