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
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
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.
For additional information, contact Yvonne Dailey,
Concord Band Publicity.
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