THE GARDEN STATE SYMPHONIC BAND
Chris Pedersen, Conductor
Todd Nichols, Assistant Conductor
July 14, 2019
Kiss Me Kate *
Italian in Algiers
Night and Day *
Imperial Council March
Rafael H. Marin; Arr. Paul Nagle
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Flag of Victory March
Overture to "Candide"
Wheels of a Dream *
Gitana del Albaicin
Sine Nomine Ceremonial March
Alhambra Grotto March
Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Karl L. King
Lerner & Lowe
* Vocalist: Ken Wasser, Baritone
Ken began his musical career as a child, performing on Broadway in The Sound of Music with Mary Martin.
He graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in vocal music, and has been getting rave reviews from audiences ever since.
Ken has been an active member of the renowned Monmouth Civic Chorus for over 30 years, and he is a featured soloist on their published CD's.
He has also been affiliated with numerous other musical groups: Cabaret for Life, Plays-in-the-Park, Battleground Arts Center, PNC Arts Center,
Liberty State Park, Count Basie Theater and The Garden State Symphonic Band. Ken has performed starring roles in both musicals
(The Most Happy Fella, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, Carousel, Brigadoon and Kismet) and operettas
(The Magic Flute, The Merry Widow and New Moon) plus numerous leads in the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire.
In his spare time, Ken provides the entertainment for various organizations with his one-man show, The Three Baritones.
Ken won a PERRY award from NJ ACT for outstanding lead actor in a musical for his role as Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha.
Also, he completed a series of performances portraying Emile de Beque in South Pacific.