The City of Orange Beach is sponsoring the “Baldwin Pops Winter Concert” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the Orange Beach Event Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. for this free event.
The Baldwin Pops Band performed its first concert 20 years ago. Two of the original conductors from 1998 will conduct pieces during the concert on Feb. 27. Conductor Emeritus Joe Riemer, who continues to play in the band, will conduct “Esprit de Corps” by Robert Jager. Steve Sims, retired band director from Fairhope and McGill-Toolen high schools, will conduct a John Philip Sousa march, “Who’s Who in Navy Blue.”
The band’s new conductor for 2017-18, Dr. Jason Rinehart – Associate Director of Bands at the University of South Alabama – will conduct a challenging program including “Commando March” by Samuel Barber, “The Promise of Living” by Aaron Copland, “Finale to Symphony No. 5” by Dmitri Shostakovich, and “The Witch and the Saint” by Steven Reineke. Cathy Brumback, vocalist, will be featured on “As Time Goes By” by Herman Hupfeld.
The Orange Beach Event Center is located on the grounds of The Wharf at 4671 Wharf Parkway West.