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US's Yale Concert Band celebrates 100 years on its debut tour of Australia

BY Steven Godbee | 22-May-2018
The 55-member Yale Concert Band will tour Australia for the first time ever in its 100-year history, featuring four collaborative concerts in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Newcastle from Saturday 26 May. Presented by Classical Movements—the premier concert tour company that, in January, debuted the St. Olaf College Concert Band to rave reviews in both Australia and New Zealand—the Yale Concert Band of New Haven, Connecticut is truly world-renowned, having performed in first-class venues for sold-out audiences across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. #YaleConcertBand
Venue: Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School, Llewellyn Hall (Canb), Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (Penrith), Newcastle Conservatorium
Address: 123 Marshall St Ivanhoe, ANU, 597 High St Penrith, Laman St Newcastle
Date: 26, 29, 30 & 31 May
Time: 7.30pm
Ticket: $10 / $8 Seniors and Students, Canberra & Sydney free (with gold coin donations for charity)
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Dr Thomas Duffy conducting the Yale Concert Band
Under the baton of Dr. Thomas C. Duffy, Yale Concert Band will be debuting on their sixth continent with an expertly curated program that celebrates Leonard Bernstein‘s own centennial, wind ensemble classics by everyone from Sousa to Hindemith to Maslanka, as well as the world premiere of Dr. Duffy’s reconstruction of Bellpiece, the last, unfinished work composed by Melbourne’s native son, Percy Grainger.

Joined on stage by three local collaborators—Royal Australian Navy Band (Melbourne), Band of the Royal Military College (Canberra) and Sydney Wind Ensemble—all ticket proceeds from Yale’s joint performance in Melbourne, as well as the collaborative gold coin concert in Canberra, will be donated to Legacy, a charity providing services to Australian military families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or parent. The joint gold coin concert in Sydney will benefit both the Hush Foundation, which aims to transform the culture of health care through the arts, and Children’s Hospital at Westmead, the largest pediatric center in New South Wales.