It's the last concert of the season and if you're a Swing era fan, this is a concert you don't want to miss! The 2018 Waltham Arts Council Concerts on the Common Series presents Soft Touch, a Waltham-based eighteen-piece 'big band' directed by Kurt Thaller, with vocalists Caroline Griep and Gordon Russell. The band was founded in Waltham in 1980 and was first directed by Paul Rooney. The members, many of them retired professional musicians, receive no compensation for their performance. The engagement fees are used to provide college scholarships for musically-talented students. To date, the band has disbursed more than $130,000 in financial aid.
Soft Touch specializes in music from the swing era, 1940-1960, but also play many of the modern favorites, from Broadway to Rock.
So, bring your blankets and chairs and join us for a delightful evening of music in the outdoors! All concerts start at 7:00 PM. Hot dogs, soft drinks, water, popcorn, cookies and pizza are available for purchase during the concerts. In case of rain, this concert will be held on Thursday, August 30th. If there is a question about a concert being canceled or for further information about the Waltham Arts Council and their programs, please call 781-893-ARTS. You can also visit the Waltham Arts Council website or email them for more information about their programs and events. Program subject to change without notice.