Celebrate America's Birthday with the Concord Band
CONCORD, MA June 27, 2003
The Concord Band will present two concerts of traditional patriotic music
and marches in celebration of the 4th of July holiday. The first concert
is July 3, 2003 at 7:30 PM at Fruitlands Museums in Harvard, MA, where the
Concord Band will perform every Thursday night through July 31st. The
gates open at 5:00 PM. Bring a picnic or purchase grilled items and snacks
on site. $12.00 Parking Fee, $10.00 for Museum Members.
The second concert is free, July 4, 2003 at 3:00 PM at Concord's Picnic
in the Park celebration at Emerson Field.
Both concerts will include a musical salute to the Armed Forces and a
performance of Clare Grundman's "Concord." Named after our own town of
Concord, Massachusetts, the piece is based upon three traditional old New
England tunes: "The White Cockade," a fife and drum marching tune widely
known during the days of the American Revolution; William Billings'
"America," an attempt to create a new kind of hymn for the New England
Church; and "Yankee Doodle," the folk song most widely associated with the
Revolutionary War. The band will performance its latest commissioned piece
entitled "Boston Liberties," which was composed by the Emmy award-winning
Julie Giroux. The concerts will also include the music of Louis Armstrong,
Irving Berlin, and John Philip Sousa.
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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