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Princeton Community Band kicks off season on Sunday

PRINCETON — The Princeton Community Band will present the first concert of the season at 6 p.m. Sunday at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton.

The ninth season of the band will feature the world premier of “The Red Covered Bridge” by Robert Sheldon. The world premiere of this work will be on July 21. This work was commissioned by the Princeton Community Band.

Featured on Sunday’s concert will be soprano Susan Nelson, a PHS graduate, singing “Stardust” by Hoagy Carmichael and “I Dreamed a Dream” from “Les Mis.” Nelson is a lyric soprano, based in Chicago. Her 2012-2013 appearances include Opera Delaware, Tiny Mahler Orchestra, South Bend Symphony Orchestra and Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra. She is featured on the Grant Park Music Festival’s first a capella CD. This is Nelson’s third season as a soloist with the Princeton Community Band.

Also featured at the concert will be a medley of Stevie Wonder songs and marches by Henry Fillmore and Karl King.

The concerts are free but donations are appreciated. Lawn chairs are suggested and refreshments will be available.

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