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2015-01-01

Symphony of the Hills presents Pops Concert

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Audiences will enjoy styles of music from ragtime to rock - with some dueling fiddling thrown in - as the Symphony of the Hills presents "Symphony Pops: 20th Century Hits" on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Cailloux Center in Kerrville. The concert begins at 7:30 pm with pre-concert wine reception at 6:30 pm.
"We wanted to present the best music from the 20th Century," said Dr. Jay Dunnahoo, conductor and artistic director. "We came up with songs that will appeal to all generations. There's almost too much music for one concert!"
The program includes ragtime and pop, rock & roll, Big Band, Broadway, jazz, folk, and Latin, with songs from The Beatles, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Duke Ellington and Hoagy Carmichael. Concertmaster Dr. Daniel Kobialka will perform a violin solo from "Fiddler On The Roof," arranged by movie music composer John Williams.
Dr. Eugene Dowdy, associate concertmaster, will team up with violinist Theresa Britt in a dueling fiddles version of "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." The Symphony of the Hills Singers will join the orchestra on a medley of tunes from the 1920s.
Tickets are available online at www.symphonyofthehills.org, or by calling 830-792-7469. All tickets are reserved seating, and limited seating remains. This concert is sponsored by Grimes Funeral Chapel.
Upcoming concerts in the 2014-2015 season include:
• Feb. 26, "True Romance: Love Songs for the Ages"
• April 30, "Bach and His Disciples: The Legacy of A Musical Genius"
More information is online at www.symphonyofthehills.org.