Strike Up the Band!

El Dorado Hills Town Center presents Live on the Boulevard!

Join us on September 7th when The Folsom Lake Symphony will again perform at  El Dorado Hills Town Center’s concert series, Live on the Boulevard. This year’s concert will set your toes to tapping when it performs “Strike up the Band” at the Steven Young Amphitheater. Maestro Peter Jaffe has planned a repertoire of lively favorites guaranteed to give you a rhythmic charge.  

The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. and seating starts at 5:00 pm. Bring a picnic and portable chairs and come early for the best spots! 

This year’s tunes include:

  • The Star-Spangled Banner (Francis Scott Key and John Smith) 
  • Strike up the Band (George Gershwin) from the 1927 musical, a war satire, of the same name 
  • Girl Crazy Overture (George Gershwin) from the 1930 musical that turned Ginger Rogers into a star 
  • National Emblem March (Edwin Eugene Bagley), a standard American march composed in 1902 
  • March from Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 (Peter Tchaikovsky), the composer’s final symphony, written in 1893. 
  • Show Boat overture (Jerome Kern), from the beloved 1927 musical that follows lives on a Mississippi River boat 
  • Here Come the Bands (arr. by Kody Norris), bluegrass special 
  • Gypsy Overture (Jule Styne), from the hit 1959 musical based on the life of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee 
  • Pink Panther (Henry Mancini), the familiar theme for the movies featuring bumbling Inspector Jacque Clouseau 
  • Cantina Band (John Williams), jazz instrumentals from Star Wars 

This concert is free and no tickets are required. If you haven’t yet attended a Folsom Lake Symphony performance, this is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to experience beautiful, live, classical music.