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Press Release

For Immediate Release

Concord Band Winter Concert Showcases New England Talent

CONCORD, MA February 6, 2004 — The Concord Band will perform its winter concert Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. at 51 Walden St. in Concord. The concert will showcase the talents of New Hampshire composer William Pardus and Hudson, MA flutist Barbara Weiblen.

The Concord Band will perform a new work by William Pardus entitled The Mills of New England. Mr. Pardus, Professor Emeritus of Music and former Chairman of the Music Department at Keene State College, was born, raised, educated, and worked in New England mill towns. Through The Mills of New England, he paints a musical picture of New England mills, their workers, and the communities that the mills supported. Mr. Pardus will speak to the audience about The Mills of New England prior to its performance.

The Concord Band will feature flute soloist Barbara Weiblen in a performance of Murillo, a work for flute and band. An accomplished flutist, Ms. Weiblen won many awards and studied with Emile Opava of the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra while growing up in the mid-west. Ms. Weiblen is a resident of Hudson, MA and a 19 year member of the Concord Band flute section.

Tickets of $10, $5 for students and seniors will be available at the door or by calling (978) 897-9969.

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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