Join us at 2pm, Sunday, February 24th, for our annual Pops concert featuring William Price, master of all instruments, at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall (3000 NW 83rd Street).
- Strike Up the Band, George Gershwin, Arranged by Warren Barker
- Salute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, Arranged by John Moss
Songs Sinatra sang, including:
- Cole Porter, I’ve Got You Under My Skin
- Bert Kaempfert, Strangers in the Night
- Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon, That’s Life
- Richard Rodgers, The Lady Is A Tramp
- Big Band Signatures, Arranged by John Higgins
Including the big band sounds of:
- Benny Goodman’s Let’s Dance
- Les Brown’s Leap Frog
- Woody Herman’s Woodchopper’s Ball
- Stan Kenton’s The Peanut Vendor
- Count Basie’s April In Paris
- Duke Ellington’s Caravan
- Glenn Miller’s In The Mood
The following selections will feature guest artist Bill Prince
- Trumpet Samba, Bill Prince
- What A Wonderful World, Bob Thiele & George David Weiss, Arranged by Bill Prince
- Way Down Yonder in New Orleans, John Turner Layton, Jr. and Henry Creamer, Arranged by Bill Prince
- Stranger on the Shore, Acker Bilk, Arranged by Bill Prince, featuring Jack Kitts -Turner, Bassoon
- Tijuana Brass Medley, Herb Alpert, Arranged by Bill Prince
- What Now My Love
- So What’s New
- Spanish Flea
- Tijuana Taxi
- Yesterday I Heard the Rain, Armando Manzanero, Arranged by William Prince
- Benny’s From Heaven, Parody on “Pennies From Heaven” by Arthur Johnston & Johnny Burke, Arranged by Bill Prince
- Concertino for Jazz and Legit Clarinets, Bill Prince, featuring Bess de Farber, Clarinet
- Saints, Arranged by William Prince
Bill’s spectacularly successful concert with the Gainesville Community Band in past years generated numerous audience requests to “Bring him back!” So here he is. While most musicians focus on just one instrument, Bill performs professionally on trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, flute, clarinet, saxophone, piano and string bass. The list of groups with which he played reads like a Who’s Who of Big Bands–Buddy Rich, Billy Maxted, Xavier Cugat, Ray Anthony, Tex Beneke, Les Elgart, Larry Elgart, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown, Pee Wee Hunt, Louis Bellson, and the NORAD Band. He performed with the Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Jacksonville Symphonies and the American Wind Orchestra. He has played on more than 50 albums and in every state in the union, Canada, the Far East, Western and Eastern Europe, South Africa, and Central and South America. Dr. Prince, professor emeritus of music at University of North Florida, is also a noted composer and arranger and has received awards for teaching. He directed student groups that twice won major national jazz competitions.
Jack played nine years as bassoonist in the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra before joining the University of Florida music faculty in 1966. In addition to serving as Professor of Bassoon, Jack also played with the UF Woodwind Quintet, was a founding member of the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra and performed with other orchestras throughout Florida. He established UF’s Early Music program and, after his 2000 retirement from the university, created the Musica Vera Consort, an ensemble that performs Renaissance and Baroque music in costume and using reproductions of period instruments. Jack is principal bassoonist of the Gainesville Community Band.
Bess de Farber:
Bess De Farber
Bess studied performance at the University of Southern California, where she was named the most outstanding clarinet graduate. She has performed extensively throughout Florida, both in person and on television. In 1996 she was commissioned to create Composing A Heart, a multimedia piece tracing her parents’ emigration to the U.S. This work has been performed on NPR and at such South Florida venues as the Caldwell Theatre, and the Jewish Museum of Florida. Ms. de Farber has also served on grant review panels for the Florida Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts and, for ten years, played bagpipe in the City of Dunedin Pipe Band.
Tickets available at the door with a suggested donation of $5-10 for individuals or $10-20 for families.