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Meramec Music Department Presents “Cartoon Symphony” April 29

April 17, 2012

The Music department at St. Louis Community College-Meramec presents “Cartoon Symphony” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the Meramec Theatre.

The Meramec Symphonic Band will perform works by Percy Grainger, Vaclav Nelhybel and Rimsky-Korsakov, a new work by Jefferson County R-VII band director Ron Sikes entitled “Illumine” and “The Cartoon Symphony,” written by Meramec Symphonic Band conductor and composer Gary Gackstatter. “The Cartoon Symphony” features the silent cartoons of the 1920s from Max Fleischer Studios, an early innovator in animation.

The Jazz Lab Band, directed by Bob Boedges, is also featured on the program. The band will perform a set of big band standards featuring solos by band members.

The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 314-984-7639 or email meramecmusic@stlcc.edu.