Presidents & Patriots concert set for Feb. 12, 2012

The Southern Stars will be performing their 2nd concert of the Crossville Music Series on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3:30 pm at Stone Memorial HS Auditorium led by conductor, Dr. Steven Sudduth.   Maestro Sponsor for this concert is Gordon Atchley, of Farm Bureau Insurance, and the 2011/2012 Season Sponsor is Bed & Biscuit Kennel.  The theme of the concert is Presidents & Patriots, in line with the date of the concert being President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and the proximity of President’s Day.   The music has been selected to include patriotic music and other selections that have connections to the eras of US Presidents.

Daniel Black will be appearing as guest artist for this concert via agreement with the Cumberland County Playhouse, where he has been an active performer/actor for 16 years.  Daniel will be narrating Aaron Copland’s moving “Lincoln’s Portrait” with accompaniment by the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass.   In addition, Daniel will be the featured vocalist for the ever popular “Bill Bailey”.    The full program for this concert is:

  • President’s march
  • Lincoln Portrait ……..Daniel Black as narrator
  • Sandpaper Ballet
  • Bandinage……tuba solo, Sean Greene
  • Summon the Heroes
  • Bill Bailey…….vocal by Daniel Black


  • William Tell Overture…….featuring our percussion section
  • Shennadoah……euphonium solo, Brandon Jones
  • Solid Men to the Front
  • Tijuana Brass selections
  • American Salute

Tickets for the concert are $18 for Adults, and $5 for Students.   A special “short season” ticket will be available for $30 which gives admission to both this concert and the April 21 final concert of the season.    Tickets will be available in advance by Jan. 13 at the following locations:  (1) First National Bank of TN locations in Crossville and Fairfield Glade, TN, (2) Cumberland Eye Care, Dr. Stuart Galloway in Fairfield Glade, (3) Bed & Biscuit Kennel off Peavine Rd., and (4) Cumberland Co. Playhouse box office at 931-484-5000 or at their on-line website (a small surcharge will apply for the CCP location).   Group sales for a minimum of 1o, are available for $15/ticket via contacting Dwight Wages at 931-484-6939.


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