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Boerne Enjoys A Night At The Oscars

Nathan Cone

The Oscars take place this Sunday, but in Boerne, a sold-out house got a musical sampling of Hollywood’s finest on Saturday, February 6. That night, Boerne Performing Arts presented the Hollywood Concert Orchestra’s program “A Night at the Oscars,” featuring the greatest hits of 75 years of film.

As the nattily-dressed crowd entered Boerne Champion High School Auditorium, young actors from the Boerne Community Theatre portrayed Hollywood stars of yore like Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, and Shirley Temple.

Credit Nathan Cone / TPR

Conductor Dennis Assaf kept the evening’s tempo brisk, leading the 30-piece orchestra through twenty themes over the two-hour program, and breezily interacting with the audience from the podium. See one of the musical highlights in the video below!

This concert will be broadcast in its entirety on TPR's Performance Saturday on February 27 at 7 p.m. on KPAC 88.3 FM and KTXI 90.1 FM.

Nathan has been with TPR since 1995, when he began working on classical music station KPAC 88.3 FM, as host of “Tuesday Night at the Opera.” He soon learned the ropes on KSTX 89.1 FM, and volunteered to work practically any shift that came his way, on either station. He worked in nearly every capacity on the radio before moving into Community Engagement, Marketing, and Digital Media. His reporting and criticism has been honored by the Houston Press Club and Texas Associated Press.