Greece Performing Arts Society finds its beat in music of the 1960s
Come get your groove on with your finest tie-dye shirts, bell bottoms and platform shoes at the GPAS Good Vibrations: Hits of the 1960s Concert. This new themed concert produced by the Greece Performing Arts Society will be held on Saturday, March 24th at 7pm in the recently remodeled Greece Arcadia High School Auditorium at 120 Island Cottage Road (14612).
Wear your hippie clothes or come as you are to enjoy the music of the Greece Jazz Band, directed by Gary J. Samulski, Greece Choral Society, directed by Dr. Rollo Fisher, and the Greece Concert Band, directed by BJ Comer.
Audience members will recognize many popular hits from the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the Supremes and others. To make the Good Vibrations Concert more interesting to all age groups, each of the group directors will introduce many of these songs and musical pieces with a little bit of trivia. It will be a time to reminisce or a time to learn about music that shaped “The Sixties.”
In addition to performances from the Greece Jazz Band, Choral Society and Concert Band, GPAS President Eric Vaughn Johnson is pleased to include guest professional soloists performing some hits of the 60’s: Jenna Owens, Hector Manuel and Dylan DeGeorge.
Jenna Owens attended Berklee College of Music for Vocal Performance, was a featured solo performer with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Jeff Tyzik, and performed at the Rochester International Jazz Festival.
Hector Manuel, Rochester born but a New Yorker at heart, has been featured in RAPA’s The Wild Party, the regional tour of A Year with Frog and Toad, and world premiere of Two Tickets to Paradise: The Eddie Money Musical. He has also been seen flexing his instructing skills at Seton Elementary School as a teaching artist/director for their MTC Kids program.
Dylan DeGeorge graduated from Finger Lakes Community College with a concentration in Theatre, won the 2013 New York Talent Show, and has performed with Finger Lakes Theatre and Theatre 444. Recently he was in the cast of The Hit Makers: And the Beat Goes On at JCC CenterStage Theatre. DeGeorge is most well-known locally for his role of the hunchback Quasimodo in GPAS’s 2017 production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Tickets will be at the door: $12 adults. $10 for seniors 65 and older. $8 for students grades 6-12. Children 5 and under free.
The Greece Performing Arts Society (GPAS) was founded in 1969 to bring a broad range of artistic activities to the community. For more information, please email info@GreecePerformingArts.org or call (585) 234-5636. Also, follow Greece Performing Arts by liking us on Facebook.