2017 Summer Concerts
Conductor Steven Piermarini has announced the schedule for the 2017 summer concerts at the Bisceglia Bandstand in historic Carter Park.
Our concerts are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 and admission is FREE. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music with us!
July 11 – Under the Big Top With the recent demise of the nation’s biggest circus, we begin our season by recalling the sights and sounds of the glory days of the circus. We’ll salute the music that added so much to the excitement, joy and drama of the “greatest show on earth.”
July 18 – Milestones 2017 marks significant anniversaries in world and music history, from the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, to the centennials of the births of John F. Kennedy and Dizzy Gillespie, and the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Join us in a musical salute to these symbolic events.
July 25 - Música de España Pour a glass of sangria and prepare for a musical visit to the Iberian peninsula as we feature the music of Spain! Our program will include music from the realms of classical, folk and pop, including such favorites as La Paloma, Granada, Macarenas and Eres Tu.
August 1 – Remembering Rena Bisceglia The Bisceglia family, who founded the Colonial Band in 1910, remains an integral part of our existence. With this year’s passing of Rena Bisceglia, the band lost not only its matriarch, but also our historian and one of our greatest supporters. We join with her family and friends for a musical salute to her memory with some of her favorites from the band’s library. The concert will include a brand-new arrangement of Rena’s favorite song, Stardust, done especially for our band by noted Broadway and Tonight Show arranger Dick Lieb.
August 8 – Season Finale Our final concert of the season will include a variety of Colonial Band classics, Themes Like Old Times #3, Number 17! and the Largo from Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Of course, we’ll also include our annual performance of Instant Concert, an audience favorite for many years now! Click here for a downloadable flyer that you can print out and clip on your refrigerator!