ProMusica season opener salutes America Friday in Glendale

Free performance at Glendale Civic Center

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“Celebrate America,” ProMusica Arizona’s first concert of the 2019-20 season 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at the Glendale Civic Center,  5750 W. Glenn Drive, will feature American music including Broadway favorites, cowboy and folk tunes, spirituals, patriotic music, and a salute to servicemen and women in the piece “Armed Forces: The Pride of America.”

Other American music selections featured include Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Irving Berlin’s “America,” a tribute to John Williams compositions, “On the Trail” from the Grand Canyon Suite, and a medley of music from MGM films.

The music throughout the concert will be enhanced by visual elements on large screens in the venue. Members of the non-profit organization Youth for Troops will serve as flag bearers during the singing of the military songs when active and retired members of military branches will be asked to stand and be recognized.

The free performance is funded by the City of Glendale through the Centerline Arts and Cultural Initiative.

A ticketed event follows 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at American Lutheran Church  17200 N. Del Webb Blvd., in Sun City. Tickets range from $24-12.

Since its founding 17 years ago, ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra features almost 100 multigenerational singers and instrumentalists, and the group has performed more than 175 times for more than 131,000 people. PMAZ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and is supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Visit pmaz.org or call 623-326-5172.

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