The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce the opening of the 20th Anniversary Season of concerts at the Milford Musicians Pavilion in Milford Town Park at the corner of Congress and Walnut Streets.
Set to open on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, The Claflin Hill WMRC Family Night at the Bandstand 2015 series will present eight weeks of stellar outdoor concerts performed by some of the best and biggest professional music ensembles in New England.
Concerts take place every Tuesday evening beginning at 6:30 PM. Any concert that is postponed due to inclement weather is automatically rescheduled for Thursday of the same week. A full schedule of the series is attached.
Cited by The Boston Globe several years ago as “The Cadillac of Summer Concert Series” -- the line up of performers on this summer’s series includes all of the perennial favorites of the Family Night audiences –Jerry Seeco and his “Milford Jazz Machine” – a 20 piece powerhouse jazz band; “HELP!”, the Beatles tribute band; “The Fantasy Big Band”; “Grupo Fantasia”; “Brass Attack” – an eight piece horn band that features music of “Chicago” and “Blood, Sweat ‘n Tears”, and a first time performance this season by “Anger Management” which performs Classic Rock cover tunes.
The Claflin Hill Symphony Summer Winds – the resident ensemble of Family Night at the Bandstand – will present two performances, one in July and the Series Finale on August 18.
The Claflin Hill Symphony Summer Winds will also be presenting a series of “outreach” “On the Road” concerts this summer, visiting neighboring communities and performing in Grafton, Whitinsville, Blackstone and Medway. A full schedule of CHSO summer events will be posted on the website.
Claflin Hill’s WMRC Family Night at the Bandstand 2015 is made possible with Claflin Hill Business Partnership sponsorships from a number of prominent local businesses – each of whom sponsor an evening of the series.
Under the overall media sponsorship of WMRC Radio, who provides unlimited free promotion and advertising for the concert series through the summer, returning sponsors this season also include The Milford Federal Savings & Loan Association – (the first and cornerstone sponsor of Family Night in 1996), Unibank, Nitto Denko Avecia Biotechnology, Medway Oil Company, Al Cass Fast Oil, Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, The Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home, and Waters Corporation.
“It’s hard to believe that we’re about to launch the 20th year of summer concerts,” said Paul Surapine, Executive & Artistic Director of Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra. “Starting a summer concert series in 1996 together with the Milford Park Department, we had the goal of rejuvenating a struggling professional ensemble – The Milford Concert Band – insure it’s survival and growth, and to build a new audience for outdoor concerts in the “Norman Rockwellian” setting of our Town Park with it’s bandstand. That has since evolved into the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra and its many concert presentations and educational outreach programs, and a summer tradition that has already seen an entire generation of children grow up with their memories of summer evenings under the stars experiencing great concerts.”
Nelly’s Sandwich Shop on Central Street in Milford will be in the park every week providing affordable and traditional park concert dinner offerings.
For more information about Family Night at the Bandstand, or Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, visit the Claflin Hill website at www.claflinhill.org The full schedule can be accessed on line, and up to the minute weather/concert status will be posted on the website as well. Weather status will also be posted on the CHSO voice mail message at 508-478-5924.
The Claflin Symphony Orchestra, located in Milford, MA, is a powerful regional musical force. Through passionate performances presented by masterful musicians, the CHSO plays a leading role in the cultural enrichment and vitality of Central Massachusetts and MetroWest communities. The CHSO sponsors a remarkable outreach program that helps youth perfect their musical talents and build long-lasting appreciation for music.