The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Fyodor Cherniavsky, will be performing our Summer Pops Concert on Friday, July 15, 2016. This concert will feature Atlanta’s great pop and jazz trumpet virtuoso Cecil Welch performing “The Magic of Mancini.”
Cecil was a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra during the tenure of Maestro Robert Shaw. Henry Mancini, the Academy Award winning film composer, heard Cecil perform and offered him a position as his principal trumpeter and soloist. This association allowed Cecil to perform with most of the major symphonies all across America, Canada and abroad, including the London Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony and the Tokyo Philharmonic.
During his 18 years with Henry Mancini, Cecil formed his own music production company, Cecil Welch Entertainment, Inc., which has evolved into Cecil Welch Productions, LLC. In addition to music production, the company provides orchestral personnel for many of America’s most talented performers, including Harry Connick Jr., Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Olivia Newton-John, Josh Groban, and Barry Manilow. Cecil continues to perform around the globe as a solo trumpet artist and as a lecturer on the history of the trumpet, in both the concert venue and in the educational environment.
Some of Mancini’s greatest hits that will be performed include Pink Panther, Moon River, and Peter Gunn.
This concert will be held in the Marvin Cole Auditorium at Georgia State University Perimeter College, Clarkston Campus at 8:00pm. Adult tickets are $30, senior tickets are $28, and student tickets are $15. Be sure and order your tickets in advance as we are expecting a full house. You may purchase tickets online here or you may call our box office at 678-891-3565.