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Press Release

For Immediate Release

The Concord Band Performs Music of the Emerald Isle

Joe Sullivan
Joe Sullivan
guest conductor

CONCORD, MA July 9, 2005 — The Concord Band summer concert series at Fruitlands Museum continues this week on Thursday, July 21 featuring the music of Ireland. The band will perform Clare Grundman's An Irish Rhapsody, Percy Grainger's Irish Tune from County Derry, Leroy Anderson's Irish Suite and the rousing Ireland: Of Legend and Lore by Robert W. Smith.

There will be a special guest conductor for this concert. 4 year old Joe Sullivan of Acton, MA made the wining bid at the WGBH Channel 2 Auction for the opportunity to conduct the Concord Band in The Stars and Stripes Forever. Mr. Sullivan, who is of Irish descent, is looking forward to appearing with the Concord Band and hearing the toe-tapping Irish music.

The concert begins at 7:30 PM. The Fruitlands Museum gates open at 5:00 PM. Bring a picnic supper or purchase grilled items and snacks on site. Parking is $12.00 per car, $10.00 for Museum Members.

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 Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts, are attended by more than 5,000 people each year. The band's Music Director is Dr. William G. McManus.

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