Florida Intergenerational Orchestra’s Musical Salute to America on April 23

For an exciting day of music, the Florida Intergenerational Orchestra is offering a “Musical Salute to America” Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m. at O’Shea Hall on the campus of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 22094 Lyons Road, Boca Raton.  

In addition to Sousa’s stirring marches, “El Capitan” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” conducted by a special guest conductor, the orchestra will explore the wide panoply of American music.  

“We expect Tony Wilson, known as ‘The Young James Brown, the Godfather of Soul,’ to appear and perform two of his hits, ‘I feel Good’ and ‘It’s a Man’s World,’” said orchestra founder Lorraine Marks Field. “Wilson has become a nation celebrity performing Brown’s works before excited audiences.”

Fans of Elvis will enjoy Vince Zabik, the living Elvis, singing “Love Me Tender” and “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.”

Also featured are Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” and the Armed Forces Salute, as well as the soft and lovely selection, “The Prayer,” popularized by Josh Groban and David Foster.    

Tickets for children under 12 are free if a paid adult accompanies them. $20 general admission, $40 VIP (first three rows)  http://www.flioa.org/ or by calling 561-922-3134.                             

The Florida Intergenerational Orchestra of America, under the direction of founder Lorraine Marks Field, is a 501(c)(3) volunteer orchestra for players to share and develop their artistic talents while enjoying making music in a friendly orchestral setting. 

The repertoire is carefully chosen to accommodate the ensemble’s need for music with a wide range of styles and difficulties. The non-profit orchestra, featuring musicians ranging in age from 11 to 91, was honored by the state of Florida, Department of Elder Affairs, with the Legacy Award for its intergenerational concept. 

For more information about the orchestra, contact conductor Lorraine Marks-Field, e-mail strings4all@aol.com; visithttps://www.facebook.com/FLIOA/ or call 561-922-3134.

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