The Clarence Summer Orchestra is getting into the swing of the season. Sunday, the orchestra and its music director, Arie Lipsky, will be kicking off their season with a patriotic concert. On tap will be such favorites as “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare For the Common Man,” “America the Beautiful” and “American Salute.” Joining the orchestra for this heartfelt evening will be the Buffalo Master Chorale.
The Israeli-born Lipsky is a former longtime BPO associate conductor as well as current music director of the Ann Arbor Symphony in Ann Arbor, Mich. He will be conducting three more concerts after Sunday. Singer Helen Welch is featured July 12 in a concert called “Strike Up the Band.” On July 19, a family concert called “Frozen in July” brings music from “Frozen” as well as other wintry tunes. “Dancing Around the World,” on July 26, spotlights violinist Aaron Berkofsky.
An additional concert on Aug. 2, the traditional “Dancing Under the Stars,” features the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas.
All these Sunday concerts start at 7 p.m. in Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St., Clarence. Admission is free and so is parking. All are welcome, so pack up your snacks and lawn chairs. In case of rain, the music moves indoors to Clarence Middle School, 10150 Greiner Road, Clarence.
– Mary Kunz Goldman