Thursday, April 2, 2015

Amanda Carr Sings for the Concord Band Spring Pops

Guest Artist Amanda Carr
Have you been waiting for Spring? Well, it’s time for the Concord tradition of the Concord Band Spring Pops concerts at 51 Walden! On Friday and Saturday April 10 and 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm, the Concord Band will be joined by jazz vocalist Amanda Carr for the 40th annual Spring Pops concerts.

Amanda will sing new arrangements of Anything Goes! and Billy Joel’s New York State of Mind; Gershwin’s Someone to Watch Over Me, Ray Noble’s The Very Thought of You, and Bill McManus’ arrangement for Amanda and the Concord Band of Mas Que Nada. Amanda Carr is the only honorary member of the Concord Band and a well-known Boston-based jazz vocalist who has been acclaimed for her performances by the Wall Street Journal among others. Since 2006, Concord Band Spring Pops audiences have eagerly awaited hearing Amanda perform with the Band.

Music Director Jim O’Dell has chosen a variety of band music to round out the Spring Pops program. The powerful K2: the Savage Mountain harkens back to this past winter with its representation of crampons on ice. Broadway and movie music includes songs by George Gershwin and highlights from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. On the humorous side, the Band will play A Salute to Spike Jones and a tongue-in-cheek arrangement of Turkey in the Straw by Concord Band friend and composer Lew Buckley.

Friday’s Pops concert, as usual, is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Concord and tickets to that concert are available from Rotary at sjpaving@aol.com or by calling 508-878- 6577.

This year the Saturday concert is sponsored by the Concord Band itself. Tickets at tables for 4 are available through the Concord Band’s phone line 978-897-9969, at   reservations@concordband.org, or online at www.mktix.com/cb. Free refreshments are provided.

For further information about the Concord Band and Spring Pops, see the Band’s website at www.concordband.org or the blog at blog.concordband.org. Continue the tradition by welcoming Spring with the Concord Band.

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