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MJC Community Orchestra concert remembers Ernie Bucio on April 23

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POSTED April 3, 2013 8:51 p.m.


MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, directed by Anne Martin, will present a concert featuring everything from Beethoven to Louis Armstrong on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Media and Performing Arts Center.

The orchestra will open the program with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and then perform a Gypsy Dance by Saint Saens and a Persian Dance by Mussorgsky. MJC Music major, Connor McKay, a former student of Ernie Bucio, will perform the trumpet solo in Alan Hovhannes’ Prayer of Saint Gregory.  This mystical work for trumpet and strings is a prayer in darkness to Saint Gregory the Illuminator.

A Tribute to Satchmo is dedicated to the memory of Ernie Bucio and features classic tunes beloved by Louis Armstrong, such as What a Wonderful World, When the Saints Go Marching in (Singing along encouraged), Saint Louis Blues, and Hello Dolly.

The program concludes with a medley from Fiddler on the Roof featuring Juan Gutierrez on violin and great hits such as If I were a Rich Man, To Life, Sunrise, Sunset, and Tradition.

 Admission to the concert is $5 general and $1 for students and seniors (62 or better). 


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