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Ray Conniff exhibit in Attleboro, Massachusetts

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Submitted by Doug Mitchell on Tue, 01/01/2019 - 11:54

Latest news from Tamara Conniff:

  • From February 15th – 22nd, 2019 the Attleboro Arts Museum will exhibit objects and artifacts from Ray's career.

    The exhibition, A Backstage Tour – Ray Conniff Memorabilia and Memories, is presented in partnership with the Ray Conniff Foundation. Highlights include Conniff’s 1966 Grammy Award for his version of “Somewhere My Love,” the theme from the movie “Doctor Zhivago;” ten gold albums; letters to Conniff from Walt Disney and Neil Armstrong; and his beloved trombone. Assorted clips of Conniff’s American Top 40 hits will be available at listening stations.   

    A Backstage Tour offers a never-before-seen look at Conniff’s personal collection and launches a year of live music at the Attleboro Arts Museum.  The Foundation is sponsoring live music from Attleboro-area musicians of all ages performing a range of genres at the Museum’s upcoming programs and events.

  • In May 2019, Tamara will be granting a scholarship award to an Attleboro High School Music Student in Ray's name
  • The New Ray Conniff Orchestra and Singers, directed by Rick Gerber, is preparing it's debut in the Spring. More news will be posted as it becomes available
  • Finally, Ray's 1962 recording of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is featured in the movie The Grinch.