Month: February 2015

Notes from Concord Chorus Music Director Kevin Leong

Richard Pittman and I had been trying to stage an all-Concord collaboration between our ensembles for a few years.  We had considered a number of pieces to perform, but when he proposed Michael Gandolfi’s Chesapeake: Summer of 1814, which celebrates

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Music Director Notes: Spangled Stars

Music Director Richard Pittman writes about our next concert: The main work on the program is Michael Gandolfi’s CHESAPEAKE: 1814:  the story of the creation of the Star Spangled Banner told through the historical events of the War of 1812.

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Gandolfi’s Notes on Chesapeake

Michael Gandolfi has a great account on his website about the first performance of “Chesapeake: Summer of 1814” in Reno, Nevada. The production included projected images and a costumed chorus. See a video and read more on his website.

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Reno Played Chesapeake First

In our season of “Musical Stars” we’ll present Boston composer Michael Gandolfi’s Chesapeake: Summer of 1814 on our “Spangled Stars” concert March 27 and 28, 2015. That summer saw war action around our nation’s capital – part of the War

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Rehearsal Photos with Hana Chang

Tuba player Chi-Sun Chan took some wonderful photos during our dress rehearsal. Hana Chang, our Young Artist Competition winner, is rehearsing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the orchestra. Check out the whole gallery here.

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