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Melrose Symphony honors Mayor Jim Milano with Memorial Concert
The Melrose Symphony invites you to celebrate the extraordinary life of Mayor Milano, with a very special concert on Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 pm. There is a pre-concert talk at 7:15 pm with conductor Yoichi Udagawa. Mayor Dolan will also speak briefly at the opening of the concert.
Mayor Milano was a lifelong pianist and organist, and fittingly the memorial concert features works with piano and organ, including Saint-Saen’s masterpiece, The Organ Symphony.
This large-scale work for full orchestra, 2 pianists, and 1 organist utilizes the exquisite 1919 Austin pipe organ housed in Memorial Hall with massive pipes hidden behind the stage’s wooden columns. Organist David Tierney joins the symphony for this monumental work.
Also on the program is Grieg’s only concerto, the striking Piano Concerto in A minor. Boston pianist, Jonathan Bass, chair of the Piano Department at The Boston Conservatory, is the featured soloist. Jonathan Bass has performed with many orchestras including the Boston Esplanade Pops at Symphony Hall on three occasions, and on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.”
In honor of Mayor Milano’s commitment to the service, $10 tickets for veterans are being offered through the Veterans Office by calling 781-979-4186. General admission tickets are $29, students $10, and can be purchased by cash or check only at Sweet Thoughts or Miter Biter, both on Main Street in Melrose. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.melrosesymphony.org.
|Where||Memorial Hall - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building 590 Main St, Melrose, MA 02176|
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|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||General Admission $29, Students & Veterans $10|
More About Memorial Hall - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building
The Soliders & Sailors Memoiral Building was dedicated on Dec. 14, 1912 in remembrance of the soldiers and sailors of the Civil War. John Slayton donated the building to the city and was chairman of the building committee.
Memorial Hall hosts events throughout the year and features a seating capacity of 800 in the main auditorium, which has a 30-foot by 40-foot stage, dressing rooms and a public address system. The main auditorium is also home to a grand organ at the rear of the stage, dedicated in 1919 as a memorial to the World War I veterans.
The Grand Army of the Republic Hall (GAR) is located in the upstairs portion of the building. It has a seating capacity of 60 to 100 and is adjacent to a full commercial kitchen facility.
Kathy Pigott-Brodeur is Memorial Hall Operations Manager.