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pride-windOn November 11, the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble will kick off their 27th concert season as they present “Big Screen to Broadway.” The concert, which will take place in the Amaturo Theatre of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 7:00 p.m. will feature a collection of movie soundtrack and show tunes that will captivate the audience.

pride-windOn November 11, the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble will kick off their 27th concert season as they present “Big Screen to Broadway.” The concert, which will take place in the Amaturo Theatre of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 7:00 p.m. will feature a collection of movie soundtrack and show tunes that will captivate the audience.

Some highlights on the concert will include “Opening Night on Broadway”, a medley of modern show tunes including music from Avenue Q, Spamalot, The Producers, and The Lion King. Tenor James Perkowski, who is no stranger to south Florida audiences, will be guest soloist. Local violinist Dina Kostic will be featured playing the hauntingly beautiful theme from Schindler’s List. Additionally, Lisanne Lyons will perform a sultry version of Summertime with the Pride Jazz Ensemble.

Other pieces being performed include the theme from The Magnificent Seven which will feature western-style dancers, a medley of songs from the broadway smash Wicked, themes from Star Trek, and of course songs from The Wizard of Oz. Dan Bassett, artistic director of the wind ensemble claims, “The collection of local artists being featured on this concert are some of the most talented people I’ve every worked with. The audience is in for a real treat.”

The wind ensemble’s second concert of the season will include high school band students from Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties. These students will rehearse music together as they strive to bring attention to bullying issues in our schools. The concert, entitled “Taking Flight” will feature the Youth Pride Band of South Florida and members of the Pride Wind Ensemble. The concert will be held in the Amaturo Theatre of the Broward Center on February 24, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

The patriotic and American composer’s concert, “Broad Stripes and Bright Stars” will conclude the concert season on June 15 at 8:00 p.m. in the Amaturo Theatre.

Tickets for “Big Screen to Broadway” are available for $25 through the Broward Center website www.browardcenter.org, or by calling the box office at 954-462-0222.

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