In honor of Memorial Day, the Fresno Community Concert Band presents a world premiere of the concert band version of British composer Dan Price’s “Flanders Fields.”
The piece includes narration and black and white World War I film footage. The lineup for “Remember the Fallen” includes featured soloist Hanna York, who will sing “The White Cliffs of Dover,” a beautiful setting of “Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep” and a moving “Ave Maria” by Caccini, according to conductor Robert Nielsen.
The goal at this year’s event is “to present a more dignified, respectful concert rather than the usual rah rah Memorial Day-type concert,” he says.
Fresno Community Concert Band
Memorial Day concert
- 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, May 24
- Shaghoian Concert Hall, 2770 E. International Ave.
- Tickets: $10, $5 children
- www.fresnocommunityband.org, (559) 225-0225