The Concord Band Presents a Winter Concert of Debut and Premier Performances
Join the Concord Band for an exciting evening of debut and premier
performances at their Winter Concert on Saturday, March 8th at 8pm at 51
Walden St. in Concord. There will be a solo performance by one of the
Concord Band's own trumpeters, Sam Sheeler. Sam Sheeler joined the
Concord Band in 2002 after moving to Massachusetts from Pennsylvania. A
talented musician, Sam plays both trumpet and double bass and has performed
extensively with both professional and non-professional musical
organizations. Mr. Sheeler's solo debut performance with the Concord
Band will be the first movement of Oskar Bohme's Concerto in F Minor.
The Concord Band's history of commissioning new works for concert band goes
back over 25 years. This year, the band will premier a new work by composer
Julie Giroux called Boston Liberties. The Concord Band commissioned
this four-movement suite in which each movement relates to the history of
Colonial Boston. Julie Giroux was born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and was
raised in Arizona and Louisiana. She has studied composition with John
Williams, Bill Conti, and Gerry Goldsmith to name a few. She has composed
music for the Emmy award winning mini-series North and South, as
well as Dynasty, The Colbys, and for the films Karate Kid
II and Broadcast News. She has been nominated for seven Emmy
Awards, winning in 1992 for Outstanding Individual Achievement In Music
Direction. She has also arranged for Celine Dion, Liza Minelli, Madonna,
Billy Crystal, Michael Jackson, and many others. Ms. Giroux has published
numerous works for professional wind ensembles, military bands, colleges
and public schools.
Rounding out the evening, guest conductor William Silvester will take the
podium to conduct three pieces. Dr. Silvester will conduct Robert Jager's
classic Third Suite, American Variations by Jerry H. Bilik,
and Robert Jager's exciting Esprit De Corps. At The College of New
Jersey, Dr. Silvester conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches conducting and
music education courses. He is a highly sought-after guest conductor with
over 30 guest performances annually. This will be his first appearance with
the Concord Band. He has also conducted the Russian Army Band, The US Army
Band, The US Army Field Band, and the Marine Band at Quantico.
Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the
door or by calling (978) 897-9969.
The Concord Band, founded in 1959, is one of the leading community concert
bands in the United States. It is well known for its innovative programming
and the exceptional quality of its commissioned pieces. It presents both
formal and Pops concerts throughout the year. Its summer concerts at
Fruitlands Museums in Harvard, Massachusetts, are attended by more than
10,000 people each year. The band's Music Director is Dr. William G.
For additional information, contact Yvonne Dailey,
Concord Band Publicity.
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