The Concord Band’s Winter Concert will be Saturday, March 4 at 8:00 pm at the 51 Walden Performing Arts Center in Concord under the direction of Music Director James O’Dell. The concert, entitled “In Tribute,” will be a memorial concert to honor Concord Band members whose musical legacy lives on in the hearts of the Band and the community. The program is both reflective and celebratory, capturing music that balances this delicate duality.
The music includes an excellent arrangement by Clare Grundman of tunes from Leonard Bernstein’s musicals West Side Story, Candide, and On the Town. The Band will also play Francis McBeth’s Masque and Howard Hanson’s Chorale and Alleluia, together with a reprise of Elegy, composed in 2012 for the Concord Band by Music Director Emeritus William McManus, in honor of our first Music Director, William M. Toland.
The program will feature performances by small ensembles, including a saxophone quartet, a horn quartet, and a trumpet trio, to commemorate former players of each section.