The Tri-County Symphonic Band, in collaboration with the Buzzards Bay Coalition, the Marion Art Center, and the Community Boating Center, will present the premiere of “Postcards from Buzzards Bay” on Sunday, March 24, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Fireman Performing Arts Center at Tabor Academy’s Hoyt Hall (235 Front Street, Marion).
“Postcards from Buzzards Bay” is a celebration of the great body of water that shapes the lives of all who live and work in and around this wonder of nature. The seven-movement work brings to life the many ways that we encounter, embrace, and endure this wonderful bay. Musical metaphors depict scenes and happenings near Cuttyhunk, the dangerous shoals of the Elizabeth Islands, a Marion Regatta, a squall off the coast of Dartmouth, the departure of the fishing fleet from New Bedford, and sunset at Woods Hole.
The Tri-County Music Association commissioned Cape Cod composer Michael Donovan to write this original composition. A 30-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Major Donovan was the commander of the 567th Air Force Band from 1992 to 2002.
Maestro Philip Sanborn will lead the Tri-County Symphonic Band in this premiere of “Postcards from Buzzards Bay.” As part of the concert, the band will also perform works about the sea by James Fulton, Francis McBeth, Robert Russell Bennett, Ralph Vaughn Williams, John Phillip Sousa, and a new work by Rochester resident and composer, John Wallace.
Buzzards Bay Coalition President Mark Rasmussen and Community Boating Center Executive Director Andy Herlihy will be on hand before, during, and after the concert to share information about the important work of these two organizations to connect more people to Buzzards Bay through boating and outdoor exploration. Buzzards Bay Coalition Director of Membership Donna Cobert will also perform as a member of the band on the oboe and English horn.
In addition to the musical performance, artists with the Marion Art Center will exhibit works celebrating Buzzards Bay at the Fireman Performing Arts Center. Confirmed artists include Sarah Brown, Severin Haines, Mike Mazer, and Dale Wallace. Concert attendees are welcome before and after the program to mingle with artists, musicians, and representatives from contributing organizations.
Tickets to the concert are $15 per person, $5 for students, and free for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, visit www.savebuzzardsbay.org/events/postcards-from-buzzards-bay-concert-mar-24-2019/. Tickets are on sale now.