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Southern Georgia Symphony presents free Pops Concert April 29

The Southern Georgia Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Cheung Chau, will present ‘Mercer and the Movies,” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at Sweetheart Circle on the Georgia Southern University campus in Statesboro. This free outdoor Pops Concert is sponsored by the Statesboro Herald and CONNECT Statesboro.com. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Performing Arts Center. For more information, call the Georgia Southern University Music Department at 681-5396.

‘Mercer and the Movies” will include the music written and inspired by Savannah’s own Johnny Mercer and his friends. Song selections will include great hits from the American songbook including Moon River, Goody Goody, Theme from Laura, Skylark, Come Rain or Come Shine, Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive, Something’s Gotta Give, You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby and Days of Wine and Roses and many more. Special guest vocalists will be mezzo soprano Sarah Hancock and tenor Adam Kirkpatrick.

‘This Pops Concert winds up our 2006-2007 season with a fitting tribute to local musical great,” said Chau. ‘The program includes a wide selection of favorites that are sure to please everyone. We are proud to partner with the Statesboro Herald and CONNECT Statesboro.com on this event and hope everyone will gather their friends, family and a picnic basket to enjoy a great evening of music under the stars!”

More information about the Southern Georgia Symphony is available at www.SouthernGeorgiaSymphony.org

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