Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Concord Band Presents 55th Season "By Request"

Concord Band "By Request"
Join the Concord Band as we begin our 55th season with our annual Fall Concert, presented at the Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden Street in Concord, on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 8:00 PM. Our concert theme, "By Request," features music composed for symphonic band requested by Concord Band members, and showcases tuba soloist and Concord Band member, Dr Chi-Sun Chan. The program includes music written by American and international composers and represents a wide variety of musical styles and genres.

Dr Chi-Sun Chan is Featured Soloist

Dr Chi-Sun Chan, Tuba Soloist
The Concord Band is pleased to present our own principal tubist, Dr Chi-Sun Chan, as featured soloist at our Fall Concert, titled By Request. Dr. Chan, a member of the Band since 2009, has been music director and conductor of the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association (GBCCA) Chinese Music Ensemble since 2002.

Dr Chan has chosen Capriccio for Tuba and Band by contemporary British composer Rodney Newton, who has scored music for British films and TV and was Music Consultant to the London Film School for 21 years. In the Capriccio, Newton intertwines extremely fast percussive sections with flowing melodies. Originally written for British tubist James Gourlay in 2002, the piece has become a worldwide favorite for soloists and bands. With several short cadenzas neatly woven into the structure it is effectively a one movement concerto that is sure to please the audience.