The Concord Band Performs Free Concert at Payson Park
CONCORD, MA, June 8, 2003
One of the most popular harbingers of summer is the annual concert series
performed by the Concord Band at Fruitlands Museums in Harvard,
Massachusetts. The Concord Band will perform every Thursday night June
26th through July 31st at 7:30 PM. The gates open at
5:00 PM. Bring a picnic supper or purchase grilled items and snacks on
site. $12.00 Parking Fee, $10.00 for Museum Members.
- June 26th: "Music from the Movies"
- The summer concert season kicks off with music from movies past and
present. The movies include The Pink Panther, Gone With The
Wind, Home Alone, Mary Poppins, and Beauty and the
Beast. This concert will also feature a solo performance of Andrew
Lloyd Webber's Music of the Night by Concord Band trumpeter
- July 3rd: "Independence Day"
- The Concord Band will present a concert of traditional patriotic music
and marches in celebration of the 4th of July holiday. The
concert will feature the performance of the Concord Band's latest
commissioned piece entitled Boston Liberties, which was composed by
the Emmy award-winning Julie Giroux.
- July 10th: "A Night in Vienna"
- Imagine you're spending a night in Vienna while you listen to Viennese
waltzes, polkas, and Austrian marches. This concert will feature a solo
performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto by Concord Band clarinetist Paul
- July 17th: "Great American Songwriters"
- This concert will feature the music of great American songwriters such
as Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Richard Rogers, and Irving Berlin. This
concert will feature performances by vocalists Nancy Williams-Morizio and
- July 24th: "Memories of the Thirties and Forties"
- Relive the big-band music of the 1930s and 1940s. This concert will
feature the music of Glenn Miller, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, and
classic tunes from the World War II era.
- July 31st: "A Summer Retrospective"
- The final program of the summer series will feature music selected from
each of the programs presented at Fruitlands during the 2003 summer
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.
For additional information, contact Yvonne Dailey,
Concord Band Publicity.
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