On Friday, August 24, the Marion Concert Band pays tribute to the legendary American composer, educator, and conductor Leonard Bernstein, on the eve of his 100th birthday. The program, which includes highlights from some of Bernstein’s most memorable contributions to the Broadway stage, as well as music from his mentor, Aaron Copland and his Broadway collaborator Stephen Sondheim, is as follows:
Commando March – S. Barber
Fanfare for the Common Man – A. Copland
An Outdoor Overture – A. Copland
Concerto for Clarinet – W. A. Mozart; Daniel Moniz, clarinet
Danzon (Fancy Free) – L. Bernstein
A Bernstein Tribute (On the Town) – arr. C. Grundman
The Wrong Note Rag (Wonderful Town) – L. Bernstein
Overture to Candide – L. Bernstein
Make Our Garden Grow (Candide) – L. Bernstein
Selections from Into the Woods – S. Sondheim
Gee, Officer Krupke (West Side Story) – L. Bernstein
Somewhere (West Side Story) – L. Bernstein
West Side Story Selections – L. Bernstein
Daniel Moniz, clarinet soloist, performs regularly with several local ensembles. He is the principal clarinetist of the UMass Dartmouth Wind Ensemble and a member of the Swansea Community Musicians. He performs regularly with the St. Cecilia Band from Fall River and has been a member of the Marion Concert Band since 2005.
The concert, under the direction of Tobias Monte, will begin at 7:00 pm at the Robert Broomhead Bandstand, Island Wharf off Front Street in Marion. All concerts are free and open to the public. “Like” us on Facebook at “Marion Town Band” for up-to-date announcements and rain cancellation notices.