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Program 2011

Symphony of the Mountains

Cornelia Laemmli Orth

Music Director/Conductor

Friday  July 22, 2011
Blowing Rock, NC

“Celebrate Americana"



National Anthem

John Stafford Smith (1750-1836)  

Fanfare for the Common Man Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
America the Beautiful

Samuel A. Ward/arr. Reed (1847-1903) Clark Parker, Soloist

Pomp & Circumstance, March No. 1, op. 39 Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Give Me Your Tired/God Bless America

Irving Berlin/arr. Lucas Richman

William Tell Overture, Gallop

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)

“Hoedown” from Rodeo Aaron Copland
Miss Saigon

Claude Michael Schoenberg/
arr.Calvin Custer (b.1944)

Armed Forces Salute Arr. Bob Lowden

Broadway Showstoppers

Arr. Charles Sayre
A Tribute to Marvin Hamlish

Marvin Hamlish (b. 1944)   

A Trumpeter’s Lullaby

Leroy Anderson/arr. Philip J. Lang

Donald Sorah, Soloist (1908-1975)

Americana Arr. Arthur Harris
Grease! Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs/arr. Calvin Custer
Stars and Stripes Forever

John Phillip Sousa (1854-1932)




Plus, enjoy an opening performance by

The Harris Brothers







About the Conductor


Cornelia Laemmli Orth, M.M.A.

Mrs. Orth has been in her current position with the Symphony of the Mountains since 2006. In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing the largest regional symphony in Northeast Tennessee/ Southwest Virginia. In addition to working for the Symphony of the Mountains, Mrs. Orth also acts as a Principal Guest Conductor for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and as the Music Director and Conductor for the Oak Ridge Symphony and Chorus. Since 1987, she has taught extensively in Europe, as well as worked as a conductor and a soloist. Mrs. Orth holds a Master of Music in Orchestra Conducting from Northwestern University, a Master of School Music II from the University of Zurich, Conservatory Zurich, Switzerland, and a Master's Degree in Piano from the Conservatory Winterthur in Winterthur, Switzerland.