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JR. PHILHARMONIC 72nd ANNIVERSARY CONCERT SPECTACULAR – SLATED FOR June 3rd AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

(l to r)  Jr. Philharmonic conductor Gary S. Greene, narrator & soloist Dick Van Dyke, founder-conductor Dr. Ernst Katz and composer Richard Sherman prepare for the orchestra’s 72nd Anniversary Concert Spectacular at Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 3.Dick Van Dyke, Carol Lawrence, Pat Boone, June Lockhart and Jordan Bennett will recreate their starring roles in Broadway musicals, together with composer Richard Sherman, and perform selections from Show Boat, State Fair, West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Les Miz at the Jr. Philharmonic’s 72nd Anniversary Concert Spectacular under the baton of Gary S. Greene on Wednesday evening, June 3 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. And, there will be an exciting classical portion including Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait narrated by Dick Van Dyke. Wink Martindale will MC the program. Army Archerd wil(l to r) Master of Ceremonies Wink Martindale, Jr. Philharmonic founder-conductor Dr. Ernst Katz, host Army Archerd and conductor Gary S. Greenel honor founder-conductor Dr. Ernst Katz as one of the oldest young people’s orchestras in the United States celebrates its 72nd Anniversary in a Concert Spectacular. For ticket information, please visit www.JrPhil.org.

Maestro Katz founded the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra in 1937. His philosophy is expressed in the orchestra’s motto, “GIVE YOUTH A CHANCE TO BE HEARD”. The more than 70,000 musicians, ages 12 through 25, who have participated in annual auditions and the more than 10,000 who have been selected for membership, received their orchestral training at no charge and without government or commercial subsidy. For his unprecedented contributions to the youth of our nation, Katz received the Points of Lig(l to r) Presenter Pat Boone, Jr. Philharmonic founder-conductor Dr. Ernst Katz, Debby Boone  and conductor Gary S. Greene gear up for the concert.  For ticket information, visit www.JrPhil.org.ht Award from the President of the United States.

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