Symphony orchestra concert will feature other groups, trumpet soloist

The annual “Pops” concert by the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra will include the Show-Me Showboaters barbershop chorus, the Jefferson City Cantorum and trumpet soloist Bill Reagan.

Under the direction of Steven Houser, professor emeritus in music at Lincoln University, the symphony concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mitchell Auditorium on the university campus.

Reagan will perform Jean-Baptiste Arban’s “The Carnival of Venice.” He began studying trumpet at age 11, influenced by musicians like Harry James and Doc Severinson.

The symphony’s trombone section will perform a “Les Miserables Medley” by Claude-Michel Schonberg.

And a symphony member, Richard Stokes, will perform with his Roadhouse Band.

The Show-Me Showboaters will sing excerpts from “The Music Man.” Cantorum’s contributions will include “Band of Brothers Suite,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “When You Believe” and “Richard Rodgers in Concert.”

The Lincoln University Vocal Ensemble will perform “Lassus Trombone” by Henry Fillmore. The symphony will round out the concert with other selections.

Tickets for Tuesday’s concert are $20 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, visit www.jcsymphony.org.

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