Bob Phillips or Melinda Medlin
Thompson & Baker
Andrew J. Groveman
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Musical Menu Varied for Memphis Symphonys Free
Concert on Friday Night at Peabody Place
Memphis, Tenn. (September 16, 1998) -- Music ranging from Simon &
Garfunkels Bridge Over Troubled Water to Billy Holidays God
Bless the Child to Victor Herberts March of the Toys from
Babes in Toyland will be performed by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra during a
free concert Friday night at Peabody Place.
The free Pops concert by the symphony, sponsored by Belz
Enterprises, will be at the foot of the new Belz Office Tower downtown at Peabody Place.
The entertainment will begin with singer Joyce Cobb and her band at 5 p.m. The Memphis
Symphony will begin at 7 p.m.
Limited seating will be provided.
Terry Mike Jeffrey, noted singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist
will join the symphony.
The symphony will be conducted by Vincent L. Danner, newly named
resident conductor. The symphonys two-hour program will include music from Broadway
shows, marches, gospel, semi-classical pieces and popular music.
Terry Mike Jeffrey has been performing since the late 1970s when his
band toured the United States and Canada, playing casinos, conventions, night clubs and
even cruise ships. He has released seven albums, the latest on a Warner Brothers classical
label of a symphonic album featuring his guitar work.
The event is part of the monthly block parties at Peabody Place that
are sponsored by Belz Enterprises. Septembers event is a slight departure from the
usual block party because it is being held on a Friday instead of the usual last Wednesday
of the month.
Fridays event also is sponsored by Arthur Andersen, CB Richard
Ellis, Archer Malmo, Memphis Business Journal, MATA, WMC FM-100, the Center City
Commission, The Memphis Flyer, Metro Construction, and Thompson & Company.
Food and refreshments will be available at outside venues from Ciao
Cucina, Breckenridge Brewery, Java Blues, and City Grocery.
The Peabody Place block parties have proven popular since being
introduced late last summer. Hundreds attend the early-evening celebrations that feature
live music, a variety of food and drinks, and something unusual from cheerleaders
to a high-wire act.
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