Press Release: Peaks and Valleys

What: PEAKS AND VALLEYS
Presented by: The Cape Cod Concert Band, Tom Borning, Conductor
When: 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2022
Where: Knight Auditorium, Barnstable High School, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis
Admission: FREE!! (Donations welcome to fund future concerts.)

Feeling ready for some armchair adventuring? Join the Cape Cod Concert Band, under the direction of Tom Borning, for Peaks and Valleys, an exhilarating musical journey that concludes on the summit of Earth’s highest mountaintop. The concert begins at 2:00 p.m. on April 10, in the Knight Auditorium at Barnstable High School. Vax proof is required; admission is free, with donations welcome.

Peaks and Valleys selections will transport listeners from the contemplative opening of Ed Huckeby’s Sunrise over Kilimanjaro to the triumphal finish of Rossano Galante’s Mount Everest. Expect a varied and surprising instrumental tribute to the determination and grit it takes to scale a mountain—or to navigate a global pandemic. After all, highs and lows are not only geographical in nature. Inspiring us to stay the course in our everyday lives are Paul Murtha’s driving arrangement of songs by Journey, and an upbeat rendition of There Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, arranged by Jay Bocook.

With this concert, the CCCB welcomes Tom Borning to the podium. Mr. Borning is a native Cape Codder, and only the third conductor in the Band’s 48-year history. He played during his student days under both his predecessors—the recently retired John Hagon, and the Band’s original director, Tony Stevens. “I have such fond memories of performing with this group, and now, to be able to conduct the ensemble is a dream come true,” says Mr. Borning, an award-winning music educator and the lead trumpet in the Compaq Big Band. Mr. Borning also directs the Falmouth Town Band during the summer months. Speaking about the upcoming program, he says “I can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve been working on, and I am beyond excited to finally get to conduct the Cape Cod Concert Band in performance.”

The Cape Cod Concert Band is an all-volunteer 45-piece wind and percussion ensemble, funded by audience donations and grants from the Cape Cod Melody Tent and the Elizabeth B. McGraw Foundation. Visit www.capecodconcertband.org

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