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Title Program: An American Salute. A Gala Hoboken Waterfront Program. Experience The Future! Sat., Aug. 31,1985
Object Name Program
Catalog Number 2014.025.0041
Collection Hoboken Parades & Events Collection
Credit Gift of Mel Kiernan.
Scope & Content Program: An American Salute. A Gala Hoboken Waterfront Program. Experience The Future! Saturday, August 31,1985,7:00 PM, Pier A on the Hoboken Waterfront.

Concert by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra plus fireworks. Excerpt from the "Welcome" on page [2]: Tonight’s show heralds the opening of Pier A for the working people of Hoboken and the general public. The concert and fireworks display this evening preview the unique cultural, recreational and entertainment experiences that will result from the development of the Hoboken waterfront. So experience the future and enjoy the show!

Single folio, coverweight paper, 5-1/2" wide x 7" high, [4] pp.

With: printed ticket stub (torn) from event (no. 02056).
Notes page [1]

An American Salute. A Gala Hoboken Waterfront Program. Experience The Future!

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page [2]

Program

“An American Salute”

Saturday, August 31,1985,7:00 PM
Pier A on the Hoboken Waterfront

Welcome

Welcome to tonight’s special presentation celebrating Labor Day weekend. The traditional time for honoring America’s working men and women has special significance for Hoboken this year. Tonight’s show heralds the opening of Pier A for the working people of Hoboken and the general public. The concert and fireworks display this evening preview the unique cultural, recreational and entertainment experiences that will result from the development of the Hoboken waterfront. So experience the future and enjoy the show!

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page [3]

Concert

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Garyth Nair, Conducting

CATHY KNIGHT, SopranoMATTHEW LAU, Bass
CHARLES WALKER, TenorBENJAMIN LLOYD, Narrator

1. Star Spangled BannerFrancis Scott Key
2. American SaluteMorton Gould
3. The Battle of TrentonJames Hewitt
4. Highlights from “Showboat”Jerome Kern &
Oscar Hammerstein II
a) “Make Believe”Ms. Knight & Mr. Walker
b) “Ol’ Man River”Mr. Lau
c) “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man”Ms. Knight
d) “Why Do I Love You"Ms. Knight & Mr. Walker
e) Finale, Act II (“Ol’ Man River” reprise)Ms. Knight, Mr. Walker, Mr. Lau
5. Carousel WaltzRichard Rodgers

Intermission

6. Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36Peter llyitch Tchaikovsky
Andante sostenuto, moderato con anima
Andantino in modo di canzona
Scherzo, Pizzicato ostinato: allegro
Finale: Allegro con fuoco
7. Washington Post MarchJohn Philip Sousa
8. Thunderer John Philip Sousa
9. Stars & Stripes ForeverJohn Philip Sousa

(Audience Note: With the beginning of Stars and Stripes Forever, the audience is invited to turn about, face the river and enjoy the fireworks display.)

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Tonight’s Artists

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Hugh Wolff; Music Director; John L. Hyer, Executive Director.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is the second largest orchestra in the tri-state metropolitan area and the leading performing organization in the state. Within the last 20 years, the NJSO has developed an outstanding reputation through its performances throughout the state and its many performances at Carnegie Hall. In addition, the NJSO has performed to critical acclaim at Avery Fisher Hall, the United Nations, the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap Farm in Washington, D.C. and on nationwide television. Recently the Orchestra was heard by millions nationwide for the telecast of Luciano Pavarotti’s historic concert with the NJSO at Madison Square Garden.

Garden State Fireworks

The company is under the direction of August and Nunzio Santore, Jr., the famous Santore Brothers, and is the present title holder of the International Grand World Fireworks Championship in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Tonight the choreographed-to-music segments of the fireworks program have been designed by Bruce Bassman.

Comfort and Safety Guidelines

CAMERAS: Perfomers' contract prohibits the use of Cameras and/or recording equipment and tape recorders unless authorized.
TOILETS:Toilet facilities are located on the North and South sides of Pier A. Ladies are located on the North side; Mens are located on the South side.
SMOKING: Please, no smoking in the orchestra seating section and in areas where it may be offensive to others.
LOST & FOUND:Any articles left on Pier A will be turned in to the Port Authority Hoboken Waterfront Development Office, telephone number 963-7551.
EMERGENCIES: Emergency ambulance units are located in the large open area directly in front of Pier A for any medical needs that may occur.
STAGE ARRANGEMENTS: The barrier at the middle of the pier is a safety requirement related to the fireworks show. Please do not cross. Stage faces river for maximum acoustical enjoyment.

Acknowledgements

This event is sponsored by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in cooperation with the City of Hoboken, New Jersey Transit and Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Date 1985
Year Range from 1985
Year Range to 1985
Search Terms Pier A
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Caption pg [1]
Imagefile 315\20140250041.TIF
Classification Holidays
Pier
Parades & Pageants
Music
Cultural Activities
Fireworks