The Parma Symphony Orchestra will perform a Holiday Pops
concert on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Valley Forge
High School Auditorium located at 9999 Independence Boulevard in Parma
Music Director Dr.
Randolph P. Laycock presents a pop concert featuring: Franz Lehar’s
Overture to the Opera “The Merry Widow”, Highlights from “Show Boat” by Jerome
Kern, “George Gershwin in Concert”, as well as a collection of Traditional
Holiday favorites including Arthur Harris’s “Medley of Well-Know Christmas
Carols”, “Christmas at the Movies” selections from Miracle on 34th St, The
Polar Express, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Nightmare Before
Christmas and Home Alone, and Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride”
The orchestra, in it’s 48th season consists of 75 members of all walks of life from all over the entire Greater Cleveland area. They meet weekly for rehearsals and present at least four concerts annually.
General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Family passes of $20 are available for families of up to 2 adults and their children. All tickets are available at the door beginning at 2:30 PM.
The Parma Symphony Orchestra is a self-supporting community orchestra in cooperation with the Parma City Schools. For more information can be found on Facebook, web-site www.parmasymphony.org or calling Business Manager Joe Germana 440-882-2012.
Dr. Randolph P. Laycock is in his 41st year as Music Director of the Parma Symphony Orchestra. He is also the conductor of the Baldwin-Wallace College Junior and Senior Youth Orchestras. He retired as the conductor of the Valley Forge High School Orchestra in 2014 and had been the Department Head for the Cluster Schools in the Parma City School District. He is also adjunct professor of music history and theory at Cuyahoga Community College. Dr. Laycock earned a Ph.D. in Music Education from Case-Western Reserve University, Master of Music Education from Bowling Green State University and completed a Bachelor of Music Education degree at Baldwin-Wallace College. Dr. Laycock has been included in six editions of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and is listed in the 53th edition of Who’s Who in America. He has been an active consultant for the Ohio Department of Education as a Praxis III assessor.