Ann Arbor Concert Band’s Fall Classics Concert Sunday Includes Works By Copland, Williams And Holst

27. (Hans Pennink, The Associated Press) Related Stories Larimer County authorities recover body from flood debris Colorado’s biggest flood relief concert may also be one of the biggest shows of the year. Promoters AEG Live and Live Nation have announced that Dave Matthews, the Fray, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, members of the Lumineers, Devotchka, Nathaniel Rateliff and others will team up for “Colorado Rising: A Benefit for Flood Relief.” That huge lineup comes to the 1stBank Center in Broomfield on Oct. 27. “Coloradans unite during crisis so does the music community. We are thrilled so many musicians are coming together for this flood relief benefit concert,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper in an AEG Live and Live Nation news release. All proceeds from the concert go to liveunitedcolorado.org . This flood benefit joins scores of local concerts across Colorado that have brought together musicians and the community to raise money for victims. This isn’t the first time Matthews has stepped up to the fundraising plate in Colorado. Matthews and the city of Denver along with local promoters, unions, vendors and others donated their services for a $1 million fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts at Red Rocks Amphitheater in 2005. Tickets for the concert are $65-$125 and go on sale Friday.

Colorado flood-relief concert to feature Dave Matthews, Big Head Todd

Happily, the Ann Arbor Concert Band is happy to oblige, with Aaron Coplands Fanfare for the Common Man, anchoring a concert Sunday in Hill Auditorium. The program also includes two works by Vaughan Williams (Toccata Marziale and English Folk Song Suite), Holsts Hammersmith, Ives Variations on America, Hansons Chorale and Alleluia and Mannin Venn, by Wood. Founded in 1978 as the Ann Arbor Symphony Band by Victor Bordo and David Juillet, the Ann Arbor Concert Band has served as an ensemble for musicians wishing to perform wind band literature. The band has its roots in the Ann Arbor school system’s music program and continues a close relationship with it today. While they maintain an amateur status, “the standards of performance and organization are strictly professional,” according to their website. James Nissen conducts. Although rooted in the local area, the band also performs throughout the lower half of Michigan. Concerts are presented four to five times during the season, from September to May. The Ann Arbor Concert Band plays at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 in Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave. Tickets are $10-$5 (children 12 and under free). Tickets available at the door or in advance from band members. Details at www.aaband.org.