Southern Stars kick off 2019 on Feb. 10 with the perfect date for your Valentine

The Southern Stars Symphonic Brass (SSSB) will provide their second concert of their Crossville Concert Series on Sunday, February 10 at 3 pm at the Stone Memorial High School auditorium.

With the proximity to the official Valentine Day of Feb. 14, the ensemble has prepared a variety of music appropriate for the theme of A Valentine Gift. So grab your significant other and come to hear this outstanding 30-piece instrumental, professional ensemble’s concert program of selections that should have you snugging a little closer and maybe even holding hands with your date!

The following selections will be performed:
“The Beau Ideal” – Sousa march
“La Virgin de la Macarena” – featuring principal cornet soloist Kathryn Adduci (current interim Trumpet professor at TTU)
“Sunrise Over the Blue Ridge”
“Believe Me With All Your Endearing Young Charms” – featuring a euphonium duet by Briana Engelbert – Vogt and Austin Vogt
“National Emblem March”
“Someone to Watch Over Me”
“American Salute” by Morton Gould
“Sweet Georgia Brown”
“Barn Dance and Cowboy Hymn”
“Can’t Buy Me Love” – the great Beatles hit
“Cheek to Cheek” – an Irving Berlin classic
“Bonnie Annie Laurie” – Sousa march
selections from “My Fair Lady”

Tickets for this concert will be available on Jan. 14 at the following locations:  On Its Way store in the Fairfield Glade Village Mall,  First National Bank of Tennessee branches in Crossville and Fairfield Glade, and Bed & Biscuit Kennel off of Peavine Road.

Adults tickets are $22 and Student tickets are $5. A “Short Season” ticket for this concert and the Sunday, April 28 concert is bargain-priced at $35, a $7 savings versus purchasing individual tickets and allows for a ticket exchange if you need to miss a concert.

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SSSB concert on April 28 theme is Across the Pond

The last concert of the 2018/2019 subscription series by the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass will be on Sunday, April 28 at 3 pm at Stone Memorial High School in Crossville. The concert will feature music from European countries of the UK, Scotland, Norway, Austria, France, Ireland, and Italy.

While the full program is not fully designed at this time, selections may include: Dambusters March,  Lord of the Rings, Hey Jude, It’s Not Unusual… all from the UK;  Valdres march from Norway; Cossack march from Russia; Birewegge Polka and Rondo Allegretto (Mozart) from the Weber Clarinet Concerto –  the latter performed on trumpet by our principal cornet Kathryn Adduci (with Mozart representing Austria!). April in Paris from France;  ‘Neath Dublin Skies – a euphonium solo by principal euphonium Briana Engelbert-Vogt, and An Irish Blessing—both from Ireland; and La Danza from Italy.

Ticket prices for adults are $22 and Students are admitted FREE.
Tickets are available at: On Its Way store in the Fairfield Glade Village Mall, First National Bank of Tennessee branches in Crossville and Fairfield Glade, and Bed & Biscuit Kennel off of Peavine Road.

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The Cumberland County Playhouse has invited the SSSB to perform on May 25, with a program themed Big Band to Broadway.

The Southern Stars Symphonic Brass (SSSB) have been engaged for a return encore performance of a Playhouse Mainstage concert on Saturday, May 25 at 7:30pm. The SSSB performed a sold-out concert at the Playhouse in May of 2018 to an extremely appreciative audience that featured exclusively big band swing and jazz music.

A very well-received CD & DVD were both made of this live concert, Jazzing at the Playhouse, which has received excellent reviews by patrons or both the CD and DVD.

For the coming May 25 concert, the theme is Big Band to Broadway and all selections will be different from the 2018 concert. The full program has not been decided yet, but selections being considered include:

Broadway selections:
Bring Him Home (from Les Miserables)
Porgy & Bess selections
Showboat selections
Evermore from Beauty & the Beast
Wicked selections.

Big band and jazz selections being considered include:
The Peanut Vendor
American Patrol
Birdland
In a Sentimental Mood
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

Tickets will be sold by the Cumberland County Playhouse only and they are priced at $25. This will likely be a sold-out performance, so folks are encouraged to order their tickets online or contact the Playhouse Box Office soon to ensure seating.

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