Bring your bells and join the band in an ‘old-fashioned’ concert

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These three bells are in the Collection of Musical Instruments at Yale.

Audience members are invited to bring bells and participate in Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” at the Yale Concert Band’s next performance on Sunday, Nov. 16.

The event — titled “A Good Old-Fashioned Band Concert” — will take place at 2 p.m. in Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. It is free and open to the public.

The “1812 Overture” was written to commemorate Russia’s triumph over Napolean, but has turned into a musical icon in America. Audience members are welcome to bring bells of any kind to participate in the celebratory finale of the piece.

The concert will also feature Adam Gorb’s “Yiddish Dances,” which is comprised of five movements based on Klezmer music; Percy Aldridge Grainger’s “Molly on the Shore,” based on two Irish folk dances; George M. Cohan’s “You’re a Grand Old Flag”; Samuel Barber’s “Commando March”; and Edwin F. Goldman’s “Third Alarm March.”

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