Sunday, March 19, 2023: Celebrating Andrew Lloyd Webber

Concert Details:

Sunday, March 19, 2023
Tabor Academy – Fireman Performing Arts Center
3:00 p.m.
245 Front Street, Marion, MA 02738

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Symphony Music Shop in North Dartmouth and online at

Andrew Lloyd Webber has composed twenty-one musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. In 2001, The New York Times referred to him as “the most commercially successful composer in history”.  The Daily Telegraph ranked him the “fifth most powerful person in British culture” and in 2008, lyricist Don Black wrote “Andrew more or less single-handedly reinvented the musical.”  This concert will focus on four of his most innovative scores: “Jesus Christ Superstar” (1970); “Evita” (1976); “Cats” (1981) and “The Phantom of the Opera” (1986).  As an acknowledgement of the opera theme, clarinetist from the United States Coast Guard Band, Chief Musician Charlie Suriyakham will perform “Fantasia Da Concerto su motivi del “Rigoletto” di Guiseppe Verdi” by Alamiro Giampieri.

Concert Program:

  • “Jesus Christ Superstar” – A.L. Webber, arr. F. J. Lewis
  • Love Changes Everything – A.L. Webber, arr. Les Taylor
  • “Evita” – A.L. Webber, arr. Calvin Custer


  • Selections from “Cats” – A.L. Webber, arr. John Edmonson
  • Fantasia Da Concerto su motivi del “Rigoletto” di Guiseppe Verdi – Alamiro Giampieri
  • Selections from “Phantom of the Opera” – A.L. Webber, arr. Warren Barker

Charlie Suriyakham, Clarinet

Chief Musician Charlie Suriyakham, clarinet, was born in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He began to teach himself to play the clarinet at age twelve. After graduating from high school at the Prince Royal’s College, he attended Payap University in Chiang Mai for one year. He began his formal clarinet studies in 1993 with Debbie Kanter at California State University in Northridge. In 1995 he transferred to Chicago College of the Performing Arts of Roosevelt University and studied with Gregory Smith. At Roosevelt University, he received a full scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Music degree, a Master of Music degree, and a Professional Diploma in orchestral studies. MUC Suriyakham’s other clarinet teachers include Thomas LeGrand, Jeffrey Lerner, Larry Combs, Randall Griffin, and others. He has performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Classical Symphony Orchestra, the Encore Chamber Orchestra, and the American Youth Symphony in California. He has received full scholarships to attend many music festivals including Texas Music Festival for four summers, the Rome Summer Music Festival, and the Las Vegas Music Festival. In 1998 Charlie Suriyakham also won the concerto competition at Roosevelt University. MUC Suriyakham joined the United States Coast Guard Band in February 2005.

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