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Beagle sings Andrews’ songs with Packard band

Soprano Amanda Beagle will join the W.D. Packard Concert Band for its first indoor performance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

She will perform a medley of songs made famous by Julie Andrews and “I Dreamed a Dream” from the musical “Les Miserables.”

Beagle, a Howland native, made her New York City debut at Lincoln Center performing with the Little Orchestra Society in its production of “Babes in Toyland.” She toured the world as a vocalist for Holland America Cruise Lines and has performed in several regional theater productions.

The former Miss Ohio made her New York City cabaret debut in 2017 at the famed Metropolitan Room and has entertained at the iconic Sardi’s Restaurant and Don’t Tell Mama in the heart of Manhattan. She has also headlined Lake Chautauqua’s Floating Stage and various Italian festivals throughout the Northeast.

Beagle is on the musical theater voice faculty at Youngstown State University and also teaches at SMARTS and at her private studio in Howland.

Stephen L. Gage will conduct the concert, which also will feature Matthew Vansuch’s “Fanfare on the Red and White,” John Philip Sousa’s ” Manhattan Beach” and “The Free Lance” marches, Ron Nelson’s “Courtly Airs and Dances,” Billy Joel’s “Air (Dublinesque),” Frank Erickson’s “Air for Band,” Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Italian Polka,” Pierre Leemans’ “March of the Belgian Parachutists” and Dmitri Shotakovich’s galop from “Moscow, Cheremushky.”

Alto saxophone player Rich Rollo will be the featured soloist on Randall D. Standridge’s “Havana Nights.”

The concert starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Admission is free, and funding is provided by the W.D. Packard trust.

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