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Bemidji Symphony Orchestra to present Summer Pops Concert Aug. 6

This year's Summer Pops Concert features local vocal trio Dancing Queens and vocalist Dominic Plummer, singing a variety of familiar favorites from Elvis to the Beatles. The Dancing Queens are Mary Anderson, April Aylesworth and Melanie Hanson.

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BEMIDJI — Show tunes and patriotic numbers will treat the audience at the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Pops concert on Saturday, Aug. 6.

“Summer Escapes” is the theme for the concert, set for 7 p.m. in the Bemidji High School Auditorium. Individual concert tickets are available for purchase in advance at either Lueken's Village Foods locations and online at bemidjisymphony.org. Same-day tickets can also be purchased at the door as capacity allows.

This year's concert features local vocal trio Dancing Queens and vocalist Dominic Plummer, singing a variety of familiar favorites from Elvis to the Beatles. The Dancing Queens are Mary Anderson, April Aylesworth and Melanie Hanson.

Guest conductor Dr. John Hoffman, the new president of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, will lead the orchestra in “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

In addition to John Philip Sousa’s popular march, other patriotic pieces will be “God Bless the USA,” the Armed Forces Salute and “America the Beautiful.”

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Show tunes include “Raiders March” from Raiders of the Lost Ark, “I Dreamed a Dream” and “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables, and a medley from “Mamma Mia!”

“I think it will really be a fun concert,” said BSO musical director Beverly Everett. “We encourage people to bring their kids and families. It’s a good way to get our season launched for next year.”

Masks and social distancing are strongly recommended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Dennis Doeden, former publisher of the Bemidji Pioneer, is a feature reporter. He is a graduate of Metropolitan State University with a degree in Communications Management.
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