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August 15

Cville Band Closes Out Summer at The Paramount

7:30 pm
The Paramount Theatre

The Charlottesville Band closes out its 101st Summer Season with our third performance at The Paramount.   This show features primarily American music, including two pieces from our featured composer, Richard Domek.  One of those pieces, Caprice Valsant, is a xylophone feature played by soloist Greg Harris.

Young audience members can meet the band as part of our Instrument Petting Zoo, beginning at 7pm, as well as receive a free coloring book from cartoonist Mercedes Campos López.  The Paramount Theatre, on the downtown mall, has been the Band’s summer home since 2008.   And as always, admission is free!

Richard Domek
Greg Harris

Richard Domek is professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky School of Music, where he taught courses in music theory and composition.  His transcriptions and arrangements of classic American jazz compositions have been performed, broadcast, and recorded by various ensembles worldwide including the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Rhythm and Brass, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, the US Marine Band, and many others. He has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, is co-director and pianist for the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, and is leader of the traditional jazz group the Walnut Street Ramblers.  In addition to nearly four decades of faculty duties in the School of Music, he served for eleven years as dean of the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts.

Greg Harris is originally from Chicago, where he was an accompanist, rehearsal pianist, music director, organist, and periodic choral conductor, Greg has over 85 theater music directing credits at every venue in the greater Charlottesville area over the past twenty-five years.  He studied with Raya Langendorf and Edward Mondello in Chicago, and at DePaul University.  During the day, Greg is CFO of a management company in Charlottesville

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