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Winter-Spring 2010 (978) 897-9969

Saturday, March 6th Winter Concert

Featuring the Back Bay Saxophone Quartet

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Saturday, March 6
8:00 p.m.

James O'Dell, Music Director, Conducting

Performing Arts Center, Concord

51 Walden Street

Concord, MA 01742 | Directions

The French Connection is the the theme of Concord Band’s March 6th Winter Concert, featuring French music and a guest performance by the entertaining Back Bay Saxophone Quartet. The program will include works by French and American composers, including Milhaud, Berlioz, Dukas, and Ives, and a medley of Stephen Foster songs for saxophone quartet and band by Bill Holcombe.

Picture of Aldolph Sax, inventor of the saxophone

It was about one hundred and fifty years ago that inventor Adolphe Sax produced the first version of the saxophone in Paris, a “valved bugle.” His examples were so successful that they became known as saxhorns. The modern saxophone is widely used in concert bands and sometimes in orchestral works.

Award winning alto saxophone soloist Dennis Shafer will join the Concord Band to perform an arrangement of Claude Debussy's The Girl with the Flaxen Hair. Dennis is a member and co-founder of the award winning Back Bay Saxophone Quartet, a dynamic group dedicated to advancing chamber music of the 21st century. From landmark compositions of centuries past, to the most recent works of this new century, their concerts are stimulating, entertaining, and unpredictable.

The group formed in 2001 while its members studied at Boston's two conservatories. They made their home in Boston's “Back Bay” area, pounding the pavement with their energetic performances. Audiences were lured by the invigorating sounds of the group's popular and jazz genre, and as the group's focus pivoted toward more innovative programming, listeners became even more engaged. Members are, from left to right: John Knasas, Dennis Shafer, Lauren Nicholas and Jennifer Bill.

Spring POPS

Featuring the award winning vocal stylings of jazz artist Amanda Carr
. . . read a review of Amanda's latest CD

Friday, April 9
8:00 p.m.

Concord Rotary Club Night
For tickets, phone Joan Hale at
Shoemaker & Jennings: (978) 369-1500.

Saturday, April 10
8:00 p.m.

Emerson Hospital Auxiliary night
For tickets, send email or phone
Priscilla Gannon: (508) 341-8185


April 9 and 10 - Spring Pops with guest jazz vocal stylist Amanda Carr

Wednesday Evenings, June 23-July 28

Fruitlands Museum
(Rain dates: Thursday evenings)

July 4th Celebration

Emerson Field, Concord
(rain or shine)

Directions to our
Concert Venues

Performing Arts Center
(Concord, MA)

Emerson Field
(Concord, MA)

Fruitlands Museum
(Harvard, MA)

About the Concord Band

The Concord Band, founded in 1959, is a 65-member community band based at the Performing Arts Center in Concord, MA.

James O'Dell is the Music Director.

The Concord Band 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.

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