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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 Jennifer Garcia.
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 Silver.
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 Michael Morizio.
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 season.

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. Visit our website at www.concordband.org.


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