The Concord Band to perform at The Boston Festival of Bands
The Concord Band at Faneuil Hall on June 6, 2009
Concord, Mass, May 17, 2011 —
The Concord Band has been invited to perform at the day-long 23rd
annual Boston Festival of Bands, held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at
historic Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA.
This all-day event, featuring seven of the best concert bands in New
England, runs from 11 AM to 6 PM, is free and open to the public.
Each band performs for about 45 minutes (starting on the hour), and the
festival is free and open to the public.
If you enjoy c...oncert band music, this all-day festival is an exciting
way to hear the best in band music, to hear pieces you might have never
heard before, and see how community concert bands are flourishing all
through New England.
The Concord Band's program at 4 PM will include:
Fruitlands Overture by Dr. William G. McManus (former director of
the band), conducted by the band's Assistant Conductor, Steven Barbas;
the first movement of Three Jazz Moods by John Lewis;
Sea Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams;
Colours by Roger Cichy;
Con Sabor Español by Lewis Buckley;
and Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral (from
Lohengrin) by Wagner.
The Band's current Music Director is James O’Dell.
For additional information on The Concord Band and all its
spring/summer concerts, see the band's website, www.concordband.org, or
The Boston Festival of Bands (which is hosted by the Metropolitan Wind
Symphony) will also feature (on June 4) performances by:
the American Band (based in Providence, RI);
the Casco Bay Concert Band (South Portland, ME);
the Metropolitan Wind Symphony (Boston, MA);
the Windham Concert Band (Windham, NH);
the Sharon Concert Band (Sharon, MA);
and the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble (Providence, RI).
For additional information on the entire Festival, see www.mws-boston.org
or call 617-983-1370 (the Metropolitan Wind Symphony).
For additional information, contact Peter Norton,
Concord Band Publicity.
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