Orange Juice boss Vern Nelson plays “Best Concert of the Summer,” Sunday July 22 in HB


Come one come all!  Sunday afternoon at 4!  Huntington Beach Central Library – Talbert and Goldenwest.

Internationally acclaimed by several friends, prodigiously talented yet oddly unambitious concert pianist and terror of the OC blogosphere Vern Nelson presents what is widely billed as “The Best Concert of the Summer.”

The Program

  • Brubeck:  Blue Rondo a la Turk
  • Bowie: Changes (audience will have to sing along 6x on “Turn and face the strange ch-ch-changes”)
  • Schumann:  C-Major Phantasie pt 3 (by request)
  • Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen / Handel, arr. VN)
  • That’s Amore w/ Bluesette (arr. VN)
  • Liszt:  Consolation (by request)


  • Local 1950’s composer Will Jason:  Melody in E-Flat Major (world premiere – introduced by his descendants)
  • Charlie Daniels”  The Devil Went Down to Georgia!  (new arrangement by VN)
  • The Who: Love Reign O’er Me!  (sung by special guest Dr. John “The Rock Doctor” Hoaglund)

*Featuring a short talk on the 405 Toll Lanes Menace by former Fountain Valley Mayor Gus Ayer and what you can do to stop it!

Admission 10$  (discounts available for kids, the indigent, and the woeful)  This money goes (partly) to keeping the Orange Juice Blog going.  Thank you!  See you there!!!

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