Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Announcing the 2016–2017 Concert Season!

Look for this season schedule card around town, and included with your complimentary newsletter, Notes from the Concord Band !

The Concord Band continues its exploration of the great works for symphonic concert band. The fall concert, "Suite Spots," features a great concert band arrangement of Ravel’s ballet suite, Boléro. Based on the Spanish dance for which the piece is named, the composition has been a sensational success since its premiere in 1928. This arrangement features percussionist Dan Diamond. David Purinton is solo clarinetist in von Weber’s popular work, Concertino. "Shades of Blue," our second formal concert, features the brilliant solo work of David Southard on alto saxophone, Richard Given on cornet, and the Concord Band jazz combo players. Ticheli’s Blue Shades combines the composer’s love of jazz and the blues. Blues harmonies, rhythms and melodic idioms pervade the work. Nestico’s Persuasion is a lush, lyrical solo for alto sax. Fantasy and Variations on the Carnival of Venice contains virtuoso displays of double and triple tonguing and fast tempos and features principal trumpet Richard Given. Our 2016 Holiday Pops concerts, a Concord tradition since 1976, sell out early, and is the perfect kickoff for your holiday season. Our Spring Pops features multi-talented jazz vocalist and trumpeter Christine Fawson. Admission prices for our Pops concerts are family friendly and there are no charges for the October and March concerts. Don’t miss a minute of this very special season.