Monday, December 5, 2022

Trumpet Soloist Richard Given

Richard Given

A native of New England, Richard Given attended the Eastman School of Music and earned a Diploma in Trumpet Performance from the New England Conservatory. While at NEC, Mr. Given studied trumpet with the legendary Roger Voisin. In his final year at the Conservatory, Mr. Given won the Principal Trumpet position with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Mr. Given returned to Boston and started a free-lance career that continues today. He was Principal Trumpet for the Boston Classical Orchestra for 20 years and has performed with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Esplanade Orchestra, Boston Opera, Boston Ballet, Colorado Philharmonic, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony, Vermont Symphony, New Hampshire Symphony and numerous other New England orchestras. In addition, as a member of the Cantabrigia Brass Quintet, he performed over 1,500 school concerts sponsored by the Young Audiences of Massachusetts organization.

Mr. Given has spent the last 30+ years playing Broadway shows in the pit orchestras of the Schubert, Colonial and Wang Center Theatres in downtown Boston. He played National Broadway tours of “Sweeney Todd”, “Pirates of Penzance”, “42nd Street” and “Les Miserables”. Mr. Given has also played in the orchestras of numerous entertainers, including: Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Three Irish Tenors, Mannheim Steamroller, Jethro Tull, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, Perry Como, Patti Page, Wayne Newton, Johnny Mathis, and an endless list of others. His very first “professional gig” was with Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross!

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Concord Tree Lighting Street Festival and Parade

Concord Band's small ensembles will be performing as part of the Concord Tree Lighting festivities. Drop by 51 Walden for refreshments and entertainment!

2:40-3:00 pmFlute Duet
3:00-3:30 pmBrass Quartet
4:10-4:30 pmSaxophone Duet
4:30-4:50 pmClarinet Choir

All are welcome at the Town of Concord's Annual Tree Lighting. This year's event will be host to a variety of outdoor entertainment, a parade and festive store fronts. Santa will make his way down Main Street aboard one of Concord's Fire Trucks to light the Town Tree.

Date: December 4, 2022
Time: 3:00PM-6:00PM

fmi: Concord Recreation Department, Living Concord

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Holiday Pops 2022

Holiday Pops 2022 Poster

The Concord Band will perform traditional holiday favorites and  new songs for the season.
Refreshments provided at a post-concert reception.
If you cannot join us in person, enjoy the livestream.

Link to Livestream
Sat Dec 10 @ 8pm