Take a break from college basketball and experience a slam dunk of rousing sounds as the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra presents March Madness, a concert of the world’s best marches on Saturday, March 23. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the B.F. Terry High School Graeber Auditorium, 5500 Avenue N in Rosenberg.
FBSO musicians will perform more than a dozen marches written in the 19th and 20th centuries, many made popular in theatre and film. There’s the light and jovial Turkish March from The Ruins of Athens and the delightful Funicula, Funiculi written to commemorate the opening of a cable railcar on Mount Vesuvius.
Concertgoers will want to whistle along to Colonel Bogey March, made popular in the 1957 film The Bridge on the River Kwai. They may even chuckle as they think back to the endless parade of children meeting their teacher during March of the Siamese Children, a delightful melody from The King and I.
Of course, no concert of marches is complete without works from The March King John Philip Sousa and the great American composer John Williams.
General admission tickets to March Madness are $10 each and are available online at fbso.org, by calling 281.276.9642 or at the door.