2022 Summer Concerts
2022 marks Steven Piermarini's 25th year as the LCB's conductor, and our first season in three years without COVID restrictions. Here's the exciting list of what we have planned for you this summer.
Our first concert on July 12 will include Sousa's great march, "The Thunderer," a great medley of film music "Hooray for Hollywood," "American Folk Fantasia," which is a pleasant medley of classic American Folk Songs, and the "Music of Mozart," among others.
On July 19th we'll bring you a seldom-performed medley of the music from Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta "The Mikado," the timeless Mexican waltz "Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)," and Percy Grainger's "Country Gardens." We'll be performing Maestro Piermarini's arrangement "Tribute to Goffin and King," and if you like music from the American West, you'll love our exciting opening overture, "Heritage West," by Carrol Butts. We'll salute jazz and film composer Neal Hefti with his famous drum feature, "Cute," and more!
Henry Fillmore's immortal "The Billboard March" opens our July 26th concert, which will also include Edward J. Madden's arrangement "La Melodia d'Italia," a medley of well-known Italian folk songs. We'll also be presenting for the first time his jazz-flavored piece "The Gospel Truth." The program will also include Clare Grundman's "Fantasy on American Sailing Songs," a medley from the Broadway musical "The Man of La Mancha," a timeless arrangement of Stephen Foster melodies, and Sibelius' "Finlandia."
Our program on August 2nd will begin with our 150th birthday salute to composer Julius Fucik with his classic circus march, "Entry of the Gladiators." We'll follow that up with a brand-new medley of songs from Hawaii, "Songs of Aloha," music from Wagner's epic opera "Lohengrin," Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag," Henry Mancini's great theme to "The Days of Wine and Roses," and more!
On August 9th we'll wrap up our summer season with a great program which incluldes Bizet's "Gypsy Dance" from the opera Carmen; Leroy Anderson's "The Bluebells of Scotland," a medley from Blake Edwards' "Pink Panther" movies, and selections from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel." Of course, you'll also hear our traditional "Instant Concert," and we'll conclude with Carmen Dragon's stunning arrangement of "America the Beautiful."
Concerts are held at the Bisceglia Bandstand in Leominster's historic Carter Park, with plenty of free parking available. Click here for information about the park and mapping. All concerts begin at 7:30 P.M. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held indoors at Leominster City Hall Auditorium, 25 West St. Weather relocations will be posted on www.colonialband.org.
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