Music Compound’s Album Ensemble will perform on Saturday, March 2nd at 6:30 and 8:00 PM.

Free and open to the public.

About The Ensemble:
In October last year, Taylor Galford and Iain Harris, two instructors at Music Compound, worked together to stage a performance of the entire Pink Floyd album “The Dark Side of the Moon” by the students and staff, presenting the entire 45-minute work from start to finish, with an ensemble consisting of students and staff. Funds raised during ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ tribute concert were donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, a charity working in a field suggested by the history of the album.
The success of this ambitious project inspired Music Compound President Jenny Townsend to create the “Music Compound Album Ensemble” program, to stage similar performances of classic albums in their entirety on a regular basis, with each album being tied to fundraising for a local charity.
On March Saturday, March 2, the Music Compound Album Ensemble will present a performance of the complete “Rumours” album by Fleetwood Mac, in support of SPARCC, a charity chosen to reflect the troubled circumstances that famously surrounded the band during the recording of the album. 
The “Rumours” ensemble consists of 14 Music Compound students and 5 staff members.

The entire album will be performed twice, at 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm.

Future Album Ensemble performances of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by the Beatles and Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged in New York” are planned for later in 2024.
About The Album:
“Rumours” is the classic album by the legendary British-American rock group Fleetwood Mac.
Recorded between February and August 1976, and released in February 1977, it was the band’s first number-one album in bout the U.S. and the U.K., and featured four hit singles: “Dreams” (which sold more than one million copies and reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100), along with “Go Your Own Way”, “Don’t Stop”, and “You Make Loving Fun”. Pre-orders for the album reached 800,000 copies, at the time the largest advance sale in Warner Brothers’ history. 
Frequently appearing in lists of “the greatest albums ever made”,  “Rumours” stayed at the top of the Billboard 200 for 31 non-consecutive weeks, while also reaching number one in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.