Celebrate New Concord (CNC), the summer entertainment series now in its 12th year, will host a performance by the Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds (MVSW) on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. in Village Park.
Under the direction of Dr. David Turrill, the MVSW is comprised of professional and gifted amateur musicians from throughout southeastern Ohio. The Symphonic Winds perform a wide variety of music, ranging from the standard repertoire to selections from the Broadway stage.
The MVSW performance comes on the heels of CNC’s most highly attended opening night performance on June 5, when 235 audience members saw the University of Akron Steel Drum Band Quartet, a record-setting opening performance in CNC’s 12-year history.
"The opening night crowd was a real thrill for everyone involved in CNC," said committee chairman Rod Lang. "It was a cool, cloudy evening with a threat of rain, but that didn’t stop our audience from coming out. It was a wonderful evening, and we hope that kind of attendance and support is a trend for this year."
The 2012 CNC season features four premiere performances in July and August, the most the series has ever offered in one season.
This event is free and open to the public. Visitors should bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Food service will be provided by Ruritan, with proceeds benefiting the New Concord Food Pantry.
Performances are held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved into the firehouse at the park.