Friday, November 8, 2019

Elaine Crane Joins The Concord Band for Holiday Pops

Elaine Crane
soprano
Noted soprano Elaine Crane will sing holiday favorites as The Concord Band holds its 43rd annual Holiday Pops concerts at 8:00 pm on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden St in Concord, MA. Ms. Crane will sing Cantique de Noel, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and White Christmas, and will lead the audience in a sing-along of favorite holiday carols. Music director James O’Dell will lead the Band in traditional holiday music, and Assistant Conductor Steve Barbas will conduct the rhythmic The Eighth Candle to celebrate Chanukah.

Elaine Crane is the founder and executive director of Greater Worcester Opera, an organization dedicated to opera performance and education for all ages. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory, she has sung numerous lead roles in area Gilbert and Sullivan operettas and Broadway musicals, and has been soloist with many area choruses in such works as Beethoven’s Mass in C and the Requiems of Brahms, Mozart, and Rutter.

Tickets for Concord Band Holiday Pops are available in tables for four (with a few for six on the stage) at $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12, and include free snacks, sparkling cider, water, and soft drinks. To order tickets and choose table locations online, visit www.ticketstage.com/concordband/. More information about the Concord Band and the Holiday Pops program can be found on Facebook, and at the Band’s blog, blog.concordband.com. If you need assistance, please leave a voice message on the Band’s phone line at 978-897-9969.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Holiday Pops 2019

2019 Holiday Pops Poster

The Concord Band will present its 43rd annual Holiday Pops concerts at 8:00 pm on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden Street in Concord MA, with guest artist, soprano Elaine Crane. Tickets in tables for four (with a few tables for six on the stage) are available at $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Refreshments and drinks are included. Tickets and table locations can be reserved online at www.ticketstage.com/ConcordBand. More information about the Concord Band and the Holiday Pops program may be found on Facebook, and at the Band’s blog, blog.concordband.org. If you need assistance, please leave a voice message on the Band’s phone line at 978-897-9969.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Fall Concert

Carnival of the Animals
Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 8:00 PM
The Concord Band
James O’Dell, Music Director
Nathaniel Hefferman, narrator

Program
James O’Dell conducting
Manatee Lyric Overture Robert Sheldon (b. 1954)
Jurassic Park Soundtrack Highlights John Williams (b. 1932)
arr. Lavender
Mother Goose March John Philip Sousa (1854–1932)
Carnival of the Animals Camille Saint–Saëns (1835–1921)
arr. Brand
  1. Introduction and Royal March of the Lions
  2. The Elephant
  3. The Cuckoo far off in the Wood
  4. Fossils
  5. The Swan
  6. Finale
Intermission
Of Sailors and Whales W. Francis McBeth (1933–2012)
  1. Ishmael
  2. Queequeg
  3. Father Mapple
  4. Ahab
  5. The White Whale
The Walking Frog Karl L. King (1891–1971)
“Hoe Down” from Rodeo Aaron Copland (1900–1990)
trans. Rogers
Tarantella arr. Alfred Reed (1921–2005)

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Concord Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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