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Bay View Concert: Television Themes

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July 14
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Bay View Music Festival


All Ages


Hall Auditorium
1710 Encampment
Petoskey, MI United States
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BAY VIEW, MI – On July 14 at 8pm, experience “200 Years of TV Themes” from your childhood in the stately Hall Auditorium on the Bay View campus. Featured themes include Batman, Mission Impossible, and Gilligan’s Island to name a few, as well as classical works used in TV shows. Audience members can look forward to simultaneously hearing and watching their favorite scenes, making this a perfect event for people of all ages.

Bugs Bunny fans will recall Gioacchino Rossini’s “Largo al factotum” (or “Barber of Seville”) from the episode “Rabbit of Seville,” in which Elmer is tricked onstage with Bugs in a mock-performance of the opera and the two continue to play tricks on each other. The program also includes Frédéric Chopin’s “Fantaisie Impromptu, op. 66”, which appeared in the popular cartoon Tom & Jerry. Liszt’s piece plays during the episode “Snowbody Loves Me,” when Tom thinks he has accidentally killed Jerry for good, after putting him out in the snow. Tom quickly brings Jerry back inside and revives him by giving him Schnapps.

Other favorites include the traditional Irish song “Londonderry Air,” which later became “Danny Boy” when Fred Weatherly paired his lyrics to the tune in 1913. “Danny Boy” is the unofficial anthem of Northern Ireland and has become a signature song for many people of Irish descent. The Danny Thomas Show (1957-1964) used an instrumental version of the song as its theme. Even though there is little from contemporary television, the evening provides a lovely way to connect with one’s youth, and to share that joy with another generation. To that end, children under 18 are free.

Bay View Music Festival runs from June 16 through August 11, and features pop, jazz, classical, chamber music, and theatrical productions throughout the summer on the campus just outside of Petoskey. The public is welcome to all events offered by the Bay View Association. Patrons wishing to view the biographies of the Bay View faculty can do so online athttp://www.bayviewassociation.org/all_performances. The website, Facebook and Instagram also include ticket prices and deals, interviews, and the chance to win tickets. Tickets can be purchased by calling 888-596-1027 or visiting http://www.bayviewassociation.org/box_office, or visit the Box Office in Voorhies Hall, open Monday through Saturday, as well as one hour before ticketed events at the performance venue. General questions should be directed to Music Festival Office at 231-347-6225 or [email protected]