Festival of the River: Music Programs













Steven Smith, conductor
NO BS! Brass Band
Rhiannon Giddens, vocals/guitar/banjo

NO BS! Brass Band (solo set)
NO BS! Brass Band (with the Richmond Symphony)


REGGIE PACE / arr. Bryan Hooten RVA All Day
REGGIE PACE / arr. Taylor Barnett 3 AM Bounce

The Ballad of the Eagle Claw

II. Iron Palm

DAVID HOOD / arr. Taylor Barnett Out of Time
BRYAN HOOTEN / Orch: Bryan Hooten

What Now





Program to be selected from the following and order announced from the stage:



Overture to Die Fledermaus


TRADITIONAL / arr. BIll Holcombe




International Dixieland Jamboree

Bill Bailey

St. James Infirmary Blues

When the Saints Come Marching In

GRAINGER / arr. Perna Irish Tune from County Derry
JOPLIN / arr. Gunther Schuller & John Cacavas

The Entertainer


GERSHWIN / arr.  Bennett


Selections from Porgy and Bess

I Got Plenty O’Nuttin

Bess, You Is My Woman

RHIANNON GIDDENS / arr. Gabriel Witcher At the Purchaser’s Option
CHARLES AZNAVOUR / arr. Gabriel Witcher

Tomorrow is My Turn


WOLFE / arr. Gabriel Witcher Waterboy
BOB DYLAN / arr. Rhiannon Giddens and Gabriel Witcher

Spanish Mary


TRADITIONAL / arr. Gabriel Witcher Pretty Little Girl with the Blue Dress On
RHIANNON GIDDENS / arr. Gabriel Witcher

Mouth Music


GERSHWIN Summertime from Porgy and Bess
COOK Swing Along!
TRADITIONAL Up Above My Head / That Lonesome Road
J. STRAUSS, JR. Laughing Song: Mein Herr Marquis from Die Fledermaus
MOZART In uomini, in soldati from Cosi fan tutte, K. 588
LOUIGUY / arr. Aaron Grad La Vie en Rose
KOSMA / arr. Aaron Grad Autumn Leaves


Steven Smith, conductor
Savion Glover, tap dancer
Zoe Johnson, soprano
Clara Nieman, mezzo
Stephen Carroll, tenor
Andrew Paulson, baritone
Richmond Symphony Chorus, Erin R. Freeman, director




Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

I. Prologue

II. “Somewhere”

III. Scherzo

IV. Mambo

V. Cha Cha

VI. Meeting Scene

VII.”Cool” Fugue

VIII. Rumble

IX. Finale

ELLINGTON / orch. by Collier

The River

1. Spring

2. Meander

3. Giggling Rapids

4. Lake

5. Vortex

6. Riba

7. Village Virgins

Savion Glover, tap dancer



Stars And Stripes Forever

Savion Glover, tap dancer



Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Opus 125, “Choral”

IV. Presto – Allegro assai – Allegro assai vivace

Richmond Symphony Chorus

Zoe Johnson, soprano

Clara Nieman, mezzo

Stephen Carroll, tenor

Andrew Paulson, baritone


Chia-Hsuan Lin, conductor

SMITH / arr. Frackenpohl

The Star Spangled Banner




Finale from the Overture to Guillaume Tell [William Tell]


BRAHMS / orch. Parlow


Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor



Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D major




Savannah River Holiday




Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95 “From the New World”

IV. Allegro con fuoco


BIZET / arr. Hoffman


Les Toréadors from Carmen: Suite No. 1


JOHN WILLIAMS / arr. Calvin Custer

Summon the Heroes




“Hoe Down” from Rodeo



Captain America Theme


KLAUS BADELT / arr. Ricketts

Pirates of the Caribbean


MICHAEL GIACCHINO / arr. Bill Holcombe

Music from The Incredibles