The Summer Rising Stars Program, under the direction of Gordon Darr, will be performing from 4:00 - 5:00 on Saturday afternoon, June 11th, for Gordon Hall Days. These amazing and talented Dexter musicians range in age from fifth graders to adults. The program will feature a blend of fifth graders performing their first public solo and ensemble pieces, all the way up to college students and grads sharing their gift of music. The music will come from the Great American Songbook, as well as some classical and pop tunes. Using their voices, as well as wind and string instruments, they will present something that evokes the sound of local musicians greeting travelers as they arrive at the train station.
This program is produced by the Hudson Education Center, a Dexter-based 501(c)3 non profit.
The Dexter Area Historical Society is proud to present the “Clarinet Continuum” on Friday night, June 10th , from 6:30 to 7:30 as part of Gordon Hall Days. This is a free concert and is open to the public. This distinguished group of musicians have been playing together for twenty-five years and are part of the Dexter Community Band and other area community bands. They have done over one hundred fifty performances.
Many of the songs that they will be playing have special arrangements that are customized for the group and some just for this event. Some of the train songs that you will hear are “Wabash Cannonball,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and “Take the A Train.” This accomplished group has a medley of songs from the Gay 90s, George M. Cohan and “Oklahoma,”. There will be some John Phillip Sousa marches like “The Washington Post” and “The Thunderer.” and the “Ashokan Farewell” theme song from Ken Burns' The Civil War. In addition to all of this, you will hear them sing and play their kazoos. So, join us in the front of Gordon Hall for an hour of musical pleasure. This concert will end with a patriotic song “God Bless America.”
Following this will be Ms. Jenny VanHouten's first graders who will sing a medley of Patriotic songs from their concert in May from 7:30 to 8:00.