The Portland Symphony Orchestra’s 2013 Fourth of July Concert, which last year attracted 60,000 people, will feature “The Bowdoin College Medley,” an 8 1/2 minute score that draws from familiar Bowdoin songs.
T. Douglas Stenberg ’56 (“Terry”) has worked for two years to come up with the score for the Bowdoin Medley, and at his own expense he engaged the Portland Symphony to record the piece. “It is a labor of love,” describes John Cross ’76, secretary of development and college relations, “and a tribute to Bowdoin’s tradition as a ‘singing college’ and to long-time Music Department faculty member Fred Tillotson (known affectionately as “Tilly”).
An abbreviated version was played at the Reunion Convocation event this year. Listen to part of the medley here.