Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium to host concert featuring 1,000 musicians of all ages

Posted on: October 10, 2014

“Michael Neumann has his multitude of players. Now he needs an audience to match,” writes Debbie Arrington in Thursday’s (10/9) Sacramento Bee (California). “Sunday at Memorial Auditorium, Neumann and his massive ensemble hope to make history as the largest group of musicians to perform together in concert in Sacramento … [as] more than 1,000 musicians of all ages will join together.… ‘It’s a huge, one-time, never-before-seen-in-this-entire-region kind of concert,’ said Neumann, who also serves as artistic director of the Sacramento Youth Symphony program…. Starting at noon, the musicians will rehearse the program…. Neumann  said, ‘It’s all music people will easily recognize … “Stars and Stripes Forever,” Bizet’s “Carmen Suite,” Mussorgsky’s “Great Gate of Kiev.” … Helping with the logistics … are Robert Vann, the youth symphony’s general manager, and Capital Public Radio’s Sean Bianco, who serves as event coordinator. [CPR] ‘Insight’ host Beth Ruyak will emcee the concert…. ‘A couple of years ago, I … had a dream,’ says Neumann. ‘I had gathered 1,000 players together and they were all playing together at the same time. It was wonderful.… Now it’s just a few days away from becoming reality.’ ”

Posted October 10, 2014