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Stuart Community Concert Band Launches Concert Series for 2017-2018 Season

A SEAT AT THE MATINEE: BROADWAY AT ITS VERY BEST

Stuart Community Concert Band Launches Concert Series for 2017-2018 Season

  Let the music touch your hearts and souls! The Stuart Community Concert Band will be performing a series of five concerts at the Kane Center in Stuart. Individual ticket prices are $10. For a series of five concerts, paid in advance, you can attend all five performances for just $40.00,  an average of $8 per concert.

       Tickets will go on sale Sept. 11, 2017. All five concerts will be on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are transferable, so if you can’t go, you can offer the tickets to a friend or neighbor. For more information about the concert series and to order tickets, you can contact the Kane Center at 772-223-7800.

 

    The Stuart Community Concert Band, Inc. is proud to introduce our 2017-2018 concert series. Our musical director, Mr. James LeBon, has selected a well-balanced, varied program that has something for everyone.

 

Details of each performance are listed below.

 

    We kick off our season on November 5,  2017 with “A Seat at the Matinee” Broadway at its best! . This concert will feature some of the greatest music ever written for Broadway. Among the pieces to be selected are West Side Story, Gigi, Hello Dolly, The King and I, Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables. This is all timeless music written by renowned composers. It will surely evoke some wonderful memories.

  “Holidays Around the World”

– scheduled for Dec. 3, 2017 –  will be a tribute to Christmas and Chanukah music heard worldwide. Among the pieces slated to be performed are: C’est Noel, Russian Christmas Music, Merry Christmas Darling, Selections from the Nutcracker, and the famous Radetzky March.

 

Ticket to Ride

Our  performance on Jan. 21, 2018 is titled  “Ticket to Ride,” and this concert is going to feature music that spans the music of the Beatles. The Beatles were an amazing band whose music touched souls worldwide with their repertoire that included ballads, pop, rock and some new-age.  You’ll hear some early works (A Hard Day’s Night, I Want to Hold Your Hand), some mid-career classics (Penny Lane, Michelle, Lady Madonna, Eleanor Rigby), and some career ending classics from Abbey Road (Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Come Together, Hey Jude). We even have a sing-along slated. Tell all your friends. You won’t want to miss this performance.

 

  “An Old-Fashioned Sousa Concert”

    “An Old-Fashioned Sousa Concert” is scheduled for March 18, 2018 and will feature music written by or arranged by the “march king” himself. Surprisingly, John Philip Sousa was a musician and composer who is known mostly for marches, but he also composed many other pieces of various styles. We will perform such pieces as  Handel in the Strand, With Pleasure, Processional, as well as some of his best known marches (The Stars and Stripes Forever, The Thunderer, King Cotton, and Semper Fidelis). You are sure to have a renewed appreciation for the quality and versatility of this composer/musician who died 86 years ago.

   “Musician’s Favorites”

is the concert scheduled for April 22, 2018.  This performance will be somewhat eclectic in nature. Each piece selected will be a “favorite” of our musicians in the Stuart Community Concert Band.  They will personally introduce each selection and explain why it speaks to them. It promises to be an informative and emotional concert.

 

    For more information about the concert series, and to order tickets, please contact the Kane Center at 772-223-7800. The address for the Kane Center is 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997.

 

     The Stuart Community Concert Band is a non-profit organization consisting of volunteer musicians from all walks of life and of all ages, ranging from high-school music students to 90 years old. For more information about your community band, you can visit their website at stuartcommunityconcertband.org.

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