Concord Band and Amanda Carr to Perform at Boston Band Festival
Concord, Mass., May 27, 2008 The Concord Band will by joined by
jazz vocalist Amanda Carr at the Boston Festival of Bands on June 7,
Founded by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, the festival features seven of
the best community wind ensembles from the New England area.
The Boston Festival of Bands, which is free, takes place at Faneuil Hall
in Boston from 11 am to 6 pm.
Music Director Dr. William G. McManus has selected an exciting and varied
program for the Concord Band, which plays at 4 pm.
The Band's program will open with Welsh Variants, a 1988
commissioned work composed by James Curnow, which is a theme and
variations based on the Welsh folk song "Suo Gan."
Next, in the Band's long-standing tradition of featuring outstanding
soloists from within the Band, Jean Munro will play Rhapsody for
Flute, by Stephen Bulla, under the direction of Assistant Conductor
Amanda Carr will be featured on the next two pieces, Cheek to
Cheek and One Note Samba.
Ms. Carr has been a guest vocalist with the Band on numerous occasions,
and these two pieces were arranged by Jerry Seeco specifically for her to
perform with the Band.
The Band will also present a work by Roger Cichy, who has been selected
to write the Band's next commission, which is to be premiered at the
Band's Fiftieth Anniversary Concert in March 2009.
Colours is Cichy's impressionistic six-movement suite in which
each movement represents a different color.
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.
Thousands attend its summer concerts at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard,
Massachusetts, each year.
For additional information, contact Peter Norton,
Concord Band Publicity.
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