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The Concord Band Concert Salutes Richard Rodgers at Wood Park, Hudson

CONCORD, MA, July 7, 2002 — The Concord Band will perform in the Hudson Recreation Department's Wood Park Concert Series in Wood Park, Park Street, Hudson, on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rain location is Town Hall Auditorium, 78 Main St., Hudson. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth, the Concord Band concert will feature the music of Richard Rogers. To commemorate Rogers' collaboration with Lorenz Hart, the Concord Band will play a medley of their tunes including "Mimi," "Isn't It Romantic," and "Lover." The Concord Band will perform music from "Victory at Sea," Rogers' classic work for the 1952 World War II TV documentary series. A tribute to Richard Rogers wouldn't be complete without music from Rogers and Hammerstein's first musical "Oklahoma!," as well as their musical "South Pacific."

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. McManus.

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