Tri-County Symphonic Band to return Oct. 22

Oct 12, 2017

Marion — The Tri-County Symphonic Band, under the direction of Philip Sanborn, will begin its 56th season with a program entitled “Cowboys, Giants and Patriots” on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM in the Fireman Performing Arts Center at Hoyt Hall on the campus of Tabor Academy, 235 Front Street, Marion.

Adam Frey will be the soloist in a program that is not related to football, but instead evokes the images of cowboys, giants and patriots.

The concert begins with "The Cowboys Overture," composed by John Williams. Music from another blockbuster, "King Kong" will follow in the program. Two patriotic pieces, George M. Cohan's "Yankee Doodle Boy" and "You’re a Grand Old Flag," will close out the first half of the program. The piece before intermission will be Paul Murtha's "Arlington (Where Giants Lie Sleeping)", a tribute to the soldiers who are interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

The second half of the concert will open with a world premier of Tabor Academy graduate J. Kyle Richards' original work, "Gold Rush."

Adam Frey will perform "Nessun Dorma," by Puccini and a set of variations on the folk song "The Yellow Rose of Texas."

One of the elite brass soloists in the world, Adam Frey travels the globe sharing his talents as a performer and advocate for live music. Adam has soloed with orchestras the world over, including the Boston Pops, Cheju Symphony Orchestra (South Korea), US Army Orchestra (Washington, DC), Harvard Pops (MA), Fort Collins (CO), Indian Hill (MA), the Vaasa Symphony Orchestra (Finland), Atlanta Philharmonic (GA), Cascade (WA), Greensboro (NC), Clemson (SC), LaGrange (GA), Minot (ND), Bellevue Philharmonic (WA), and Northeastern (MA) Symphony Orchestras. He also performs regularly with wind bands and brass bands that have included Soli Brass in Holland, Point of Ayr in Wales, the National Youth Brass Band of Switzerland and wind bands from Singapore, Germany, Hong Kong, and the United States.

The concert will close with Eric Whitacre's "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas." This piece is a tribute to the resilience and perseverance of the citizens of Las Vegas as they grapple with tragedy.

Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased at the Symphony Music Shop in Dartmouth and the Bookstall in Marion. They can also be purchased online at Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

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