A Backstage Tour

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Ray Conniff Memorabilia and Memories


Exhibition: February 15th – 22nd, 2019

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 16th from 2pm-4pm. Free & open to all.

Reception includes performances from the students of the Attleboro High School choral and instrumental programs.

Reservations are not required, but are appreciated by Thursday, February 14th: 508-222-2644 x10 or office@attleboroartsmuseum.org


Ray and Vera Conniff in their Hollywood home.


From February 15th – 22nd, 2019 the Attleboro Arts Museum will exhibit objects and artifacts representing the prolific career of musician, composer and conductor Ray Conniff. Born and raised in Attleboro, MA, Conniff’s artistic and commercial achievements spanned over sixty years and touched listening audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad.    

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.



About Ray Conniff

From his beginnings as a trombonist/arranger during the heyday of swing working with Bunny Berigan, Bob Crosby and Artie Shaw, to his acclaim as the leader of his own band, Ray Conniff was among the few musicians to have had a successful career that spanned 65 years. He recorded over 100 albums and sold over 70 million albums. He was the proud recipient of a Grammy Award for his recording of “Somewhere My Love,” two Grammy nominations, over 10 gold albums, multiple platinum albums (“Somewhere My Love” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”), and countless international awards. His catalog sales surpassed those of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Best known for his work as The Ray Conniff Orchestra and Singers, Conniff was one of the few commercially successful musical icons.



About the Ray Conniff Foundation

The Ray Conniff Foundation was founded by Ray and Vera Conniff to support music and the arts, as well as lend a helping hand to those in need including veterans, children, seniors and animals globally.



A Backstage Tour – Ray Conniff Memorabilia and Memories is presented in partnership with the Ray Conniff Foundation with valued support and from Tamara Conniff and Tony Viveiros.


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