Fourth of July Spectacular (Breckenridge)


Carl Topilow, conductor (bio)
Beth Steele, guest conductor 
Jack O’Neil, narrator 
Featuring soloists from the National Repertory Orchestra 

Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man 
John Stafford Smith The Star Spangled Banner 
John Williams Olympic Spirit 
Anthony DiLorenzo For Spacious Skies 
Michael Giocchino, arr Paul Murtha Music from “The Incredibles” 
Lalo Schifrin, arr Calvin Custer Mission Impossible
Warren Casey & Jim Jacobs, arr Calvin Custer Medley from Grease
Arr Paul Murtha Journey’s Greatest Hits
Steven Reineke, after the poem by Ernest L. Thayer “Casey at the Bat” Narrated by Jack O’Neil 
John Williams Imperial March from “Star Wars” 
Arthur Pryor The Whistler and his Dog
Leroy Anderson Clarinet Candy
Leroy Anderson Bugler’s Holiday
Joseph Green  Xylophonia
Leroy Anderson Old MacDonald had a Farm
Giuseppe Verdi Anvil Chorus from “Il trovatore” 
 Jacques Morali & Victor Willis, arr Johnnie Vinson “Y.M.C.A.” 
Neil Diamond, arr Tim Waters “Sweet Caroline”
Various Salute to the Armed Forces Conducted by Beth Steele 
John Philip Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever 

Under the baton of Carl Topilow, the Fourth of July concert radiates with patriotic fervor and musical brilliance. You never know what to expect from the musical mind of Carl Topilow, but you can be assured this fan-favorite concert will inspire and amaze as he leads the orchestra through iconic works that span diverse styles and genres. Throughout the performance, the orchestra shines, and we celebrate the Fourth of July as we always do, with musical fireworks made by the NRO!

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