The 55th Anniversary Reunion

7th Army Symphony Orchestra Concert
8 PM August 19, 2006 - Otterbein College - Westerville, Ohio

A Festival of Overtures
(Click on any selection to play an mp3 recording of it)

Celebration Fanfare (3:56)  James Mabry III
James Mabry III, Conductor; Peter Schaffer, Concertmaster  

The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave), Opus 26 (10:18)  Felix Mendelssohn [1809-1847]
Sam Adler, Conductor; Peter Schaffer, Concertmaster

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg    Richard Wagner [1813-1883]
Prelude to Act III and Procession of the Meistersingers (7:51)  

William Hudson, Conductor; Leonard Felberg, Concertmaster

La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (9:50)  Gioacchino Rossini [1792-1868]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor; Homer Holloway, Concertmaster


Egmont, Opus 84 (9:44)  Ludwig van Beethoven [1770-1827]
John Canarina, Conductor; James Dumm, Concertmaster

Marriage of Figaro, KV 492 (4:49)  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756-1791]
Ralph Lane, Conductor; James Dumm, Concertmaster


Rhapsody in Blue (19:09)  George Gershwin [1898-1937]
John Covelli, Conductor and Pianist; James Dumm, Concertmaster

The Reunion Orchestra Members
(and other reunion attendees)  

Poster: John Mecray
Photo: Mel Ponzi

Photo: Barbara Hedlund
Low strings
The lower strings warm up

Photo: Mel Ponzi
Combat boots
The horn section notices John Hitchings' combat boots

Photo: Barbara Hedlund
Mabry Fanfare
Jim Mabry's Fanfare wakes up the audience

Photo: Chris & Sally Earnest
It's not often one hears Wagner with three tubas!


Photo: Chris & Sally Earnest
Ponzi Gets Award
Jerry Pollack expresses the orchestra's
appreciation to Mel Ponzi

Photo: Chris & Sally Earnest
Hornists Bob Johnson, Chris Earnest,
and Alan Goldman take a break

Photo: Don Hancock
Awaiting Maestr
The reunion orchestra, assembled and waiting for Maestro.

Photo: Barbara Hedlund
John Covelli conducts from the piano

Photo: Don Hancock
Concluding Selection
... and is happy after finishing Rhapsody in Blue

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