Thursday, June 4, 2015

Press Release: Concord Band will play at Fruitlands

The Concord Band at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Mass.
CONCORD.  The Sudler Award-winning Concord Band will play at Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Road, Harvard, for the 30th year beginning at 7:15 p.m. June 18.

Music director Jim O’Dell and the band honor the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War with a theme of The Blue and the Grey. In addition to a medley by that name, O’Dell has chosen Civil War era “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Marching through Georgia,” as well as “Ashokan Farewell.”

The band will play selections from its Holiday Pops programs June 25, including Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music.

The band’s traditional Independence Day concert will be July 2 at Fruitlands and at 3 p.m. July 4 at Emerson Playground in Concord. The July 9 Fruitlands concert features selections from Broadway musicals that became movies. These include Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, 1776 and Les Miserables.

On July 16, there will be dance music under the stars, including music of Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Johann Strauss, Henry Mancini and George Gershwin. The 30th season ends July 23 with a Summer Retrospective that includes highlights from previous concerts.

In the event of rain, Fruitlands concerts are canceled. Parking is $15 with proceeds benefiting the Concord Band and Fruitlands. The July 4 concert will be held at 51 Walden St. in Concord in the event of rain.

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