The Concord Band Performs Music of the Emerald Isle
CONCORD, MA July 9, 2005
The Concord Band summer concert series at Fruitlands Museum continues
this week on Thursday, July 21 featuring the music of Ireland.
The band will perform Clare Grundman's An Irish Rhapsody,
Percy Grainger's Irish Tune from County Derry, Leroy Anderson's
Irish Suite and the rousing Ireland: Of Legend and Lore by
Robert W. Smith.
There will be a special guest conductor for this concert.
4 year old Joe Sullivan of Acton, MA made the wining bid at the WGBH
Channel 2 Auction for the opportunity to conduct the Concord Band in
The Stars and Stripes Forever.
Mr. Sullivan, who is of Irish descent, is looking forward to appearing
with the Concord Band and hearing the toe-tapping Irish music.
The concert begins at 7:30 PM.
The Fruitlands Museum gates open at 5:00 PM.
Bring a picnic supper or purchase grilled items and snacks on site.
Parking is $12.00 per car, $10.00 for Museum Members.
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 Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts, are attended by
more than 5,000 people each year. The band's Music Director is
Dr. William G. McManus.
For additional information, contact Yvonne Dailey,
Concord Band Publicity.
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