Lehman College Community Band To Present Free St. Patrick’s Day Concert March 17

BRONX, N.Y.—The Lehman College Community Band will give its first performance of the new year with “Spring Shamrocks,” a free concert featuring both classic and modern works for wind band. This event, which is open to the public, will take place on Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Concert Hall.

patdayLed by Professor Alan Hollander, the band will perform classic works for wind band, including the dramatic “Mars” from Gustav Holst’s The Planets; a tone poem by Haydn Wood inspired by the Isle of Man, entitled Mannin Veen; and Alexander Scriabin’s serene Nocturne.

The concert will also feature Walter Barrett performing a new arrangement of Concerto for Bass Tuba by Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as Darius Milhaud’s 5-part Suite Francaise, inspired by the various regions in the French countryside.

Rounding out the program will be Frank Cofield’s Irish Salute, a medley of Irish folk tune favorites, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

A senior college of the City University of New York, Lehman is located at Goulden Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard in the northwest Bronx and is accessible by bus as well as the #4 and “D” subway lines.  Attended parking is available for a modest $5 fee.

For more information, please contact the Lehman Music Department at 718-960-8247, e-mail music.department@lehman.cuny.edu, or visit lehman.edu/music.



Lehman College Media Contact: Yeara Milton/ 718-960-7963