Independence Day Concert 2022
Monterey County Pops! July 4, 2022
A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM
Devendorf Park, Carmel – 2:00 p.m., July 4, 2022
Various patriotic and Americana favorites including “God Bless America” by Irving Berlin.
National Anthem sung by Jackie Craghead.
Opening with the Armed Forces Salute and Prayer for Ukraine and closing with the Finale to the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky.
Soloists- in Tubby the Tuba – Reg Huston. narrator and Jim Paoletti, tuba soloist
Reg Huston Jim Paoletti
“Tubby the Tuba” is the title of a 1945 song with lyrics written by Paul Tripp
and music composed by George Kleinsinger. A recording, released on the Decca label in 1947, was spoken and sung by Danny Kaye and later featured on his Hans Christian Andersen album, along with the sequel, Tubby the Tuba at the Circus.
This work was videoed by the MC Pops! Brass and shared with 12 K-6 schools this Spring. This performance features the entire 40-piece ensemble.
Alan Silvestri: A Night at the Movies. Favorite movie themes composed by award-winning composer, Alan Silvestri, a Carmel resident. Included are themes from: “The Avengers”; “The Polar Express”; “Night at the Museum”; “Forrest Gump” and “Back to the Future.”
Our America by John Higgins – a medley including: Yankee Doodle; This Land Is Your Land; You’re a Grand Old Flag; Yankee Doodle Boy and God Bless the U.S.A.
Huapango – José Pablo MoncayoThe most popular orchestral work in Mexico by a Mexican composer. It was played by trombonist, Dr. Christensen, on many international tours of the Mexico City Philharmonic.
First local performance of a special adaptation by Dr. Christensen.
Composed in 1941, the piece is based on the popular music of the Veracruz area on the Gulf of Mexico.
Chester – Written in 1957, by the American composer William Schuman, the piece is based on a 1778 anthem by William Billings which was adopted by the Continental Army and sung around campfires during the American Revolution.
Audience for July 4, 2021 Carmel Concert
Young Professional Musicians – Members of Monterey County Pops!
Monica Mendoza Alan Truong