Dr. Dana Maurice Biggs, conductor, invites the community to join the Boulder Concert Band for “A Night at the Opera” on April 28 at 7 pm at the Manhattan Middle School of Arts & Academics (map). The program includes:
• Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin
• Italian Rhapsody by Julie Giroux
• Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
• Special guest artist, American tenor Joel Burcham, will join the Boulder Concert Band for the classic, Nessun Dorma from Puccini’s Turandot. Burcham is a rising star in the world of opera and classical music whose recent performances include leading roles in Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly, and Tosca.
• And more!
About Dr. Dana Biggs, Conductor
Dana Maurice Biggs serves as the conductor and musical director of the Boulder Concert Band, and is instructor of music and music education and assistant director of bands at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his Masters of Music degree in instrumental conducting from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky and his Bachelors of Music Education degree and DMA in instrumental conducting from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Biggs remains active as a clinician, adjudicator, drill designer and guest conductor throughout the United States.
About The Boulder Concert Band
The first records of a performing band in the city of Boulder date back to 1870. The Boulder Concert Band as we know it today was reorganized in 1976 by the late Hugh McMillen, former Director of Bands at the University of Colorado. Considered to be one of the premier adult community bands in the state, the current organization comprises over 70 volunteer musicians from the business, professional, and educational communities in the Boulder County and Denver metro area.
The Boulder Concert Band provides the community with outstanding performances of traditional and modern concert literature and enriches the cultural experience of the audience and the musicians. Follow the Boulder Concert Band on Facebook or visit the web site at www.boulderband.org.