Summer Begins for Sag Harbor Community Band

The Sag Harbor Community Band will open its summer concert season with Grieg’s ever-popular “Piano Concerto”, performed with piano soloist Joan Brill. Also on the program will be marches, songs and other band favorites. The concert will take place on Tuesday, July 9 at 8 p.m. outdoors at the American Legion on Bay Street in Sag Harbor. Admission is free, and the audience is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Edvard Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A Minor” (1868), the only concerto he would write, has become one of the most popular pieces for piano solo and orchestra. The Sag Harbor Community Band will play a band transcription of the first movement with Brill.

Joan Brill has appeared as piano soloist with the Oceanside Symphony, the South Fork Chamber Orchestra, the Clearwater Symphony Orchestra and the Tampa Bay Symphony Orchestra, and at Long Island University, SUNY Stony Brook, the Parrish Art Museum and Guild Hall. Many audiences have heard her as pianist-harpsichordist with The Brill-Gaffney Trio. Brill studied at The Juilliard School and has been a member of the Sag Harbor Community Band for six years, playing glockenspiel.

Founded in 1957, the Sag Harbor Community Band performs concerts every Tuesday evening from July 4 through the end of August at the American Legion in Sag Harbor, among other musical appearances. The Band also provides scholarships to local students studying music after high school. Learn more here!

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