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“Celebrating the Music of
Andrew Lloyd Webber”

Featuring Chief Musician Charlie Suriyakham, Clarinet
Sunday, March 19, 2023
3:00 p.m.
Tabor Academy – Fireman Performing Arts Center
245 Front St., Marion, MA

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

Clarinetist Charlie Suriyakham was born in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  A former professional hip-hop dancer, Charlie graduated from the Prince Royal’s College and attended Payap University for one year.  In 1993, he started his clarinet studies at California State University at Northridge.  In 1995, he transferred to Chicago College of the Performing Arts of Roosevelt University in Chicago where he received a full scholarship to complete his B.M., M.M., and Professional Diploma in orchestral studies. In 1998, Charlie Suriyakham won the concerto competition at Roosevelt University.  Charlie’s clarinet teachers include Gregory Smith and Larry Combs (Chicago Symphony), Debbie and Jim Kanter (Pacific and Hollywood Bowl Symphony).  Charlie was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony, for two seasons. Charlie has performed with conductors and musicians including Daniel Barenboim, Yo-Yo Ma, Pierre Boulez, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Hilary Hahn, and Leonard Slatkin. He currently holds a position with the United States Coast Guard Band, one of the premier military bands in the United States of America.  In July 2009, the Herald-Times of Bloomington, Indiana lauded Charlie’s solo performance of Rossini’s Introduction, Theme and Variations with the Coast Guard Band as “brilliantly nimble”. He joined the music faculty at Wesleyan University in 2007. Charlie has performed nine solo recitals in Thailand and is committed to sharing his art with his native community as well as audiences across New England and the United States.

“20th Annual Benefit Pops Concert:

Shall We Dance?”

to benefit the John R. Pandolfi Music Scholarships

Sunday, June 11, 2023
Social Hour at 1:00 p.m.

Concert at 2:00 p.m.

The Grand Tent
Tabor Academy – Fireman Performing Arts Center
245 Front St., Marion, MA

The celebration of two decades of Benefit Pops Concerts will be held, once again, on the beautiful shores of Sippican Harbor under a magnificent tent as patrons enjoy food, drink, cupcakes and fine symphonic band music.  This year, we put our dancing shoes on and highlight music that was inspired by dance.  From “secret” dances to dances for witches to dances from “West Side Story”, this assemblage of compositions is meant to get our feet moving and is certain get everyone excited by the many varied forms of dance music that make up the vast repertoire.

Concert Program:

  • To Dance in the Secret Garden – Robert W. Smith
  • Shall We Dance? – Richard Rodgers
  • Dance of the Witches – John Williams


  • Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story” – Leonard Bernstein


  • Suite of Old American Dances – Robert Russell Bennett
  • Danza Final from “Estancia” – Alberto Ginastera
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever – John Philip Sousa

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