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The Golden Age of Radio II:
Steppin' Out
Recreating the music of the '30s and '40s
Big Band radio hour

Saturday, March 15, 2008 8:00pm
Sunday, March 16, 2008 3:00pm


Concert Poster
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In the 1930s & '40s, radio was our window to the world. It brought us music and laughter, good news and bad. Travel back with us now to a time when big band music ruled the airwaves, when the pop stars of the day were names like Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey, and when families gathered around the radio to listen to their favorite shows.

Join us as we recreate a Big Band radio show of the 1930s & '40s with music from the Middlesex Concert Band. Featuring guest soloists Jean Nigro and Rene Lewis Pfister, with announcer Billy Garrison. Plus MCB Radio's "Five Minute Mystery" - sound effects and all.

There will be room to dance, so...bring your dancin' shoes and step out with us!

The musical program will include:

Themes Like Old Times
Alexander's Ragtime Band, Peg O' My Heart, I Want a Girl, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, 12th Street Rag
arr. Warren Barker
In The Mood Glenn Miller, Joe Garland, arr. Andy Clark
Star Dust words by Mitchell Parish, music by Hoagy Carmichael, arr. Warren Barker
It Don't Mean a Thing
(If It Ain't Got That Swing)
words & musicy by Duke Ellington & Irving Mills, arr. John Moss
Embraceable You music & lyrics by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin, arr. Warren Barker
A Salute to Spike Jones
Cocktails For Two, Chloe, Poet And Peasant Overture
arr. Calvin Custer
T.D.'s Boogie Woogie Tommy Dorsey & Deane Kincaide, arr. Andy Clark
Salute to Bob Hope
The Road to Morocco, Moonlight Becomes You, Buttons and Bows, Two Sleepy People, Thanks For the Memory
arr. Warren Barker
But Not For Me music & lyrics by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin, arr. Warren Barker
Puttin' On The Ritz Irving Berlin, arr. Jerry Nowak
A String of Pearls music by Jerry Gray, arr. John Wasson
Take The 'A' Train words & music by Billy Strayhorn & The Delta Rhythm Boys, arr. by Bob Lowden
Swing's the Thing
Night Train, I've Heard That Song Before, Don't Get Around Much Anymore
arr. Warren Barker
Benny Goodman: The King of Swing
Let's Dance, Stompin' at the Savoy, Moonglow, Sing, Sing, Sing
arr. Paul Murtha

Tickets for the evening performance are $18, $15 seniors/children.
spacer Doors will open at 7:00P for a themed raffle and refreshments.

Tickets for the Sunday matinee are $15, $12 seniors/children

Tickets may be purchased at the door based on availability.


Join us March 15th and 16th!

Americal Civic Center
467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA
Next to the Galvin Middle School. Directions (pdf)
The center is handicapped accessible


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