Bedford Musicians to Perform The Nutcracker with the Concord Band

November 22, 2023
Dancers from the Commonwealth Ballet Company of Acton will perform James Curnow’s arrangement The Nutcracker Suite at the upcoming Concord Band Holiday Pops concert. Courtesy photo

The Concord Band will present its Holiday Pops! concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the 51 Walden Performing Arts Center in Concord.

Bedford residents Debbie Franks (flute), Roberta Nicoletta (flute), Sam Reynolds (trombone), and David Southard (saxophone) are among the talented musicians performing with the Concord Band. The program features dancers from the Commonwealth Ballet Company of Acton, performing James Curnow’s arrangement The Nutcracker Suite, based on the all-time holiday classic by composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

The band has moved the starting time to 7 p.m. and invites families to enjoy the concert together.

The program, appealing to all ages, also includes a suite of Celtic Folk Songs, a Hanukkah medley, two more delightful Curnow arrangements of traditional music themes, a holiday sing along, and Cambridge composer Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, a perennial audience favorite. There may also be a special visitor!

The concert will have open seating with complimentary refreshments at intermission as well as before and after the concert. Tickets are available from Ticket Stage at ticketstage.com/concordband at $25 for adults and $10 for children.

Additional information about the Concord Band is at www.concordband.org and about the Commonwealth Ballet Company at www.commonwealthballet.org.

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