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Allouez Village Big Band and Jazz Concert

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Location: Meyer Theatre
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
117 S. Washington St.
Green Bay, Wisconsin

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Name: brent hussin
Email: brent.hussin@allouezband.org
Phone: 9205621703

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Free

For immediate release Some of the most iconic music of the big and small screens tells the story of grand adventures into outer space and our connection to worlds beyond our own. The Allouez Village Band will present a special evening of music Monday, April 15, in a concert aptly named “In a Galaxy Far, Far Away.” Doors to the Meyer Theatre, 117 S. Washington St. in Green Bay, open at 6 p.m. The concert itself begins at 7 p.m. As always, the concert is free with the support of sponsors, which this evening is Willems Landscape Services. Donations will be accepted following the concert. “Our 75-member Allouez Village Band is looking forward to performing these beautiful musical selections which feature some of the great composers, like John Williams, Gustav Holst and Richard Strauss,” said Mike Ajango, director of the Allouez Village Band. “Our audience always enjoys hearing pieces they are familiar with, and I guarantee the music this evening will take you back fondly to various times in your life,” he continued. The associate director of the Allouez Village Band is Paul Oleksy. The evening begins with “Also Sprach Zarathustra” fanfare by Richard Strauss, better known to contemporary audiences as the theme from the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Then the work of one of the band’s favorite composers, Richard Saucedo, is featured in the rousing “Into the Clouds!” “Doctor Who” fans will know this music well: themes from the long-running classic BBC television show are featured in “Doctor Who: Through Time and Space” by composer Murray Gold. “Doctor Who” debuted in Britain in 1963 and has been seen in the United States since 1972. “Mars,” from British composer Gustav Holst’s renowned seven-movement suite “The Planets,” will also be performed. It first debuted in 1918 and continues to be among some of the most familiar musical themes of space. But to modern audiences, it is composer John Williams who tells the story of space through some of the most iconic movies and television programs of the past several generations. “Lost in Space” ran on television from 1965 to 1968, and yes, Williams was the composer of its still familiar theme. Two other selections by the Allouez Village Band will feature Williams’ music from “Star Wars,” including “Princess Leia’s Theme,” “The Imperial March,” “Across the Stars,” “Revenge of the Sith” and, of course, the main theme from “Star Wars.” Music from the film “Superman” starring Christopher Reeves was also written by Williams. Musical selections include the beautiful ballad “Can You Read My Mind?” “The Planet Krypton,” “The March of the Villains” and the familiar main theme from “Superman.” Trekkies will not be forgotten at the concert. “Highlights from Star Trek Into Darkness” arranged by Michael Brown features the main theme from “Star Trek,” “Enterprising Young Men,” “To Boldly Go” and “Ode to Harrison.” And look forward to having some audience fun during the song “Hooked on a Feeling” which was featured in the Marvel movie “Guardians of the Galaxy.” “As always, our concert is family-friendly,” said Ajango, “and we always enjoy seeing new people in the audience. Bring a friend along. It will be a fun evening.” _________________ Part of the Allouez Village Band’s mission to the community is accepting unused instruments which are then refurbished and distributed to area band students. For more information on how you can help see our website at www.allouezband.org. The band’s final concert of the season will be Monday, May 20, ag 7 p.m. at the Meyer Theatre.

"In a Galaxy Far, Far Away" is the theme of the next Allouez Village Band concert Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at the Meyer Theatre, 117 S. Washington St., Green Bay. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free. The sponsor is Willems Landscape Services. The family-friendly concert features music from the Star Wars and Star Trek films, Superman, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Lost in Space, and more. See www.allouezband.org for more information.

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