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American Classics

American Classics

American Classic, unders the direction of Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner, is the Boston area’s only organization devoted solely to the performance of American music, giving voice to forgotten gems and newly discovered musical treasures in concerts of vocal and instrumental music. Founded in 1996, American Classics presents concerts of music and song that are both popular and rare along with a wonderfully entertaining guided tour of many musical eras. This past season American Classics was the only Boston musical organization to salute Fenway Park’s one hundredth birthday with a special program, Fabulous Fenway, and in 2011 they gave the only concert worldwide celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of Irving Berlin’s Alexander’s Ragtime Band in a sold-out concert with Berlin’s eldest daughter in attendance. Other highlights of past seasons include the first-ever revivals of two Irving Berlin shows, Watch Your Step (1914) and Stop! Look! Listen! (1915), and the first revival of the 1931 revue The Band Wagon by George S. Kaufman, and Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz. A 501(c)(3) organization non-profit.

Full Biography – http://www.amclass.org/home.html

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