Jada Robinson, Kenosha’s Miss Juneteenth, will deliver the “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech, given by Sojourner Truth in 1851 at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.
The Pops’ program will also feature “The March of the Women Marines,” a 1943 march by Louis Saverino of the U.S. Marine Band.
Other pieces the Pops is performing include:
“The Gillette Look Sharp March,” which Gall said “has been used frequently in advertisements and is a very popular marching band song.” The commercial jingle was composed by Mahlon Merrick, musical director of “The Jack Benny Show.”
“The Olympic Spirit,” written by John Williams for NBC’s 1988 broadcast of the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
Highlights from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” featuring trumpet soloist Matt Maccari. “This is the Broadway musical, not the movie,” Gall said. “You’ll hear songs — some wonderful songs — that were cut from the movie.”
Jerome Kern’s “The Song is You,” with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. It was written for the 1932 musical “Music in the Air” and has since been recorded several times by different artists. Tonight, Master of Ceremonies Greg Berg will perform it.