BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Summers and concerts go together, and for proof, look no further than the fantastic concert set for FAU. A mix of music, vocals, and American Spirit will entertain and impress on June 24th.
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The 60-piece Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO), conducted by Maestro Aaron Kula, and joined by vocalist Daniel Cochran, will present “Salute to the Spirit of America,” a concert of beloved symphonic classics that were inspired by politics and American life, on Sunday, June 24, at 3 p.m. at the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium on Florida Atlantic University’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The patriotic tribute will feature Aaron Copland’s popular ballet “Rodeo,” Leonard Bernstein’s “Slava! A Political Overture” and “A Musical Toast” and P.I. Tchaikovsky’s rousing “1812 Overture.” Cochran will sing “Shall We Gather at the River” and “Simple Gifts” from Copland’s “Old American Songs” and “Singin’ in the Rain” from the original film score. Kula, is director of music performance and education at FAU Libraries, and KCO holds the distinction of being the only professional ensemble-in-residence at an academic library in the U.S. This is the seventh annual concert that FAU Libraries have sponsored to honor the Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection, which is housed at the Wimberly Library. The rare and important collection, donated in 2006, consists of more than 13,000 items, including first and later editions of books, manuscripts and pamphlets that were printed before 1865. Marvin Weiner, a businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who donated the collection, died in 2010. Concert tickets are $18 – $40 and are at the box office by calling 1-800- 564-9539 or online atwww.fauevents.com. For more information about KCO, contact Aaron Kula at 561-297-3742 or www.klezmercompany.com.