Northwinds Symphonic Band
Where: Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University campus, 500 Washington St., Gainesville
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $5 students; call Arts Council, 770-534-2787, or purchase at the door
The Northwinds Symphonic Band, in a radical departure from its usual concert fare, will present a concert in the style of the famous Boston Pops Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium.
The concert, featuring a variety of symphonic selections, will conclude with a medley of classic country hits.
Local singer Michelle Martin will show her skills as both a classical vocalist and a Patsy Cline impersonator. Tenor Russell Andrade will join her in a medley of selections from "Naughty Marietta" by Victor Herbert.
The concert will also feature the fabulous technique of Sam Skelton on alto and tenor saxophone.
Skelton is well-known in the area, having performed as a featured artist in the Nights of Intimate Jazz series at the Gainesville Arts Council.
Other selections will include John Philip Sousa marches, music from operettas, overtures and a suite Sousa wrote for his last tour of Europe.
Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $50 for students. Tickets are available at the Arts Council, 770-534-2787, or at the door.
Ronald J. Evans and Mercer E. Crook will be conducting.