The Londontowne Symphony Orchestra will be playing a “Pops” concert on January 13, 2013 at 3 PM in the South River High School auditorium in Edgewater featuring favorite music and outstanding local soloists. This “American Songbook” concert, directed by Anna Binneweg, will include Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring pianist William Bloomquist and a number of American songs featuring vocal artist Dana Robinson.
American pianist, William Bloomquist has performed in many of the nation’s major concert halls, including the Kennedy Center, Boston’s Jordan Hall and New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall. His international touring has included Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Russia, Spain and Venezuela.
Dr. Bloomquist is currently the Worship Pastor at Riva Trace Baptist Church in Annapolis, Maryland. He is also immediate past president of the Anne Arundel County Music Teachers Association and maintains a private teaching studio.
Dana Robinson began her musical performing career right out of high school traveling and soloing for a year with the international casts of Up With People. She became a Show Manager and Vocal Instructor, and recorded solos for an Up With People CD.
Her live solo performances include a Celebration Of Peace Banquet for General Colin Powell, a private performance for the Premier of China and his staff, and the Half Time Show at the 2000 Holiday Bowl in San Diego.
Dana has been the lead female vocalist for the Naval Academy’s Rock Band, Electric Brigade, and the Concert Band in Annapolis, MD, and performed locally and throughout the United States in that capacity for five years.
She lives in Prince Frederick, MD with her husband, daughter, and twin boys. Dana is on the staff at Chesapeake Church in Huntingtown, MD as a Christian Counselor and offers her musical talents at nearly all of their church services.
General admission for the concert is $15, seniors are $10, and all students and children are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are available at the door or before the concert by visiting www.LSO-music.org or by calling (410) 562-8920.