Sum­mer con­cert

An­thracite Phil­har­monic to present pa­tri­otic songs

The Republican Herald - This Weekend - - FRONT PAGE - BY DANIEL P. PROSICK Con­tact the writer: dprosick@re­pub­li­can­her­ald.com; 570-628-6002

The An­thracite Phil­har­monic is set to cel­e­brate Amer­i­can in­de­pen­dence with a salute to the armed forces in both the tra­di­tional and mu­si­cal sense this weekend. The en­sem­ble will be per­form­ing “Pa­tri­otic Fa­vorites and Mu­sic from the Movies” at 6 p.m. Sun­day at Yuengling Man­sion Gar­den, 1440 Ma­han­tongo St., Pottsville. The event will be held rain or shine. Tick­ets are $15 for adults and $12 for se­niors and stu­dents. Tick­ets will be avail­able at the gate, ac­cord­ing to Linda Kriner, orches­tra man­ager and pres­i­dent of the phil­har­monic board. “This is old-fash­ioned Fourth of July. We try to do what they do in the larger ci­ties on a smaller scale. We have mu­sic, we have hot dogs, and beer, and ice cream and bring your own lunch if you choose to … It’s the way I see the Fourth of July with­out the fire­works,” she said. “Most peo­ple are not go­ing to drive to Philly or New York or Bos­ton. This is the smaller scale of what they do there. It’s mu­sic, and it’s out­doors, and it’s pa­tri­otic and it’s fun.” Kriner noted that “un­less there’s thun­der and light­ning, we’ll be out­side.” Un­der the di­rec­tion of Mark P. Thomas, the 40-mem­ber orches­tra — which in­cludes play­ers from the youth sym­phony as well as sev­eral past and present area school teach­ers — will be play­ing na­tion­al­is­tic se­lec­tions such as “The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner;” “God Bless Amer­ica,” “Bat­tle Hymn of the Repub­lic” and “Stars and Stripes For­ever,” as well as mu­sic from movies such as “Won­der Woman,” “Man of Steel,” The Mag­nif­i­cent Seven,” “Apollo 13” and “For­rest Gump.” Mu­sic from the “Band of Broth­ers” TV se­ries is also part of the set list. Many peo­ple “don’t re­al­ize a lot of it is clas­si­cal mu­sic; you don’t think about it,” Kriner said of some mu­si­cal com­po­si­tions from movies. In ad­di­tion to the cost of tick­ets for the con­cert, food and re­fresh­ments will be for sale, Kriner said. Ted’s fa­mous hot dogs are a par­tic­u­larly big seller, she said, and Yuengling beer and ice cream will be on tap; wa­ter will also be avail­able. En­trants are wel­come to bring their own pic­nic bas­ket and are en­cour­aged to bring their own seat­ing. Up next for the An­thracite Phil­har­monic is the Hal­loween-sea­son Spooky Strings IV con­cert, set for the end of Oc­to­ber at the Ma­jes­tic The­ater, 209 N. Cen­tre St., Pottsville.

"This is old-fash­ioned Fourth of july. We try to do what they do in the larger ci­ties on a smaller scale. We have mu­sic, we have hot dogs, and beer, and ice cream and bring your own lunch if you choose to ... It's the way I see the Fourth of July with­out the fire­works. Most peo­ple are not go­ing to drive to philly or New York or Bos­ton. This is the smaller scale of what they do there. It's mu­sic, and it's out­doors, and it's pa­tri­otic and it's fun." Linda Kriner, man­ager and board pres­i­dent, An­thracite Phi­lar­monic

JAC­QUE­LINE DORMER / STAFF PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

Kathy Miller, seated right, and An­drew Chawluk, seated left, play cello along with David Reese, back left, and Mary Snow, back right, on up­right bass dur­ing re­hearsal Mon­day with the An­thracite Phil­har­monic at the Jerusalem Evan­gel­i­cal Lutheran Church, Schuylkill Haven. The orches­tra will present an out­door con­cert at 6 p.m. Sun­day at the Yuengling Man­sion Gar­den, Pottsville.

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