What's Coming Up

Monday, April 2, 7:00pm
Open Jazz Jam Session*
 
Thursday, April 5, 12:10pm
Bach's Lunch Lecture*
"East meets West: Connections between Nepali and Western Music" 
Sharad Gurung and Sagar Khatiwada, speakers
 
Friday, April 6, 7:30pm
Two Pianos, Four Hands: Music of Bach, Mozart, Grieg & Piazzolla
Musicians of Wall Street Concert
Jacqueline Morin & Cassandra Pepler, piano duo
Tickets & info HERE
 
Saturday, April 7, 10:00am-4:00pm
Annual Performathon & Community Open House*
See story, right!
               
Saturday, April 7, 11:00am-2:00pm
Instrument Petting Zoo*
 
Thursday, April 12, 12:10pm
Bach's Lunch Concert*
"Nepali Music in America: A New Tradition"
Sharad Gurung, keyboards; Shyam Nepali, sarangi; Harimaya Adhikari, harmonium & vocals; and Sagar Khatiwada, tabla
 
Sunday, April 15, 4:00pm
Songweavers Concert: "We Are The World"
Peggo Horstmann Hodes, director
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
102 N. Main St., Manchester
Tickets & info: call 603-622-8632

Tuesday, April 17, 7:00pm
Wind Department Recital*

Wednesday, April 18, 7:00pm
Broadway Night Recital*

Friday, April 20, 7:00pm
Student Recital*
 
Saturday, April 21, 5:00pm
Songweavers Concert: "We Are The World"
Peggo Horstmann Hodes, director
South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant Street, Concord
Tickets & info HERE


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*Free and open to the public.

Events are located in the Recital Hall unless otherwise noted.

Dates, times, and locations subject to change. For tickets and up-to-date event information, visit www.ccmusicschool.org or call 603-228-1196.

Thank you to our sponsors!

The Bach's Lunch Series is sponsored by the Timothy and Abigail Walker Lecture Fund and the Gertrude Couch Trust; TD Wealth Management, NA; Trustee.
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Performathon Returns! 
Join us for 6 hours of music, instrument petting zoo, & community open house - Sat., April 7

Folk, Broadway, jazz, vocal, classical, and world music will fill the day as the Concord Community Music School opens its doors for its free annual Performathon & Community Open House, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 7, at 23 Wall Street in downtown Concord, NH.

We'll also have fun, interactive events like Story Corps and Music & Movement...plus refreshments and the ever-popular Instrument Petting Zoo! CLICK HERE for a full description and schedule of happenings.
 
The Performathon is sponsored by Merrimack County Savings Bank. For more information, call 603-228-1196 or visit www.ccmusicschool.org.


Music of Bach, Mozart, Grieg, & Piazzolla:  Two Pianos, Four Hands
A Musicians of Wall Street Concert

Jacqueline Morin & Cassandra Pepler perform repertoire for two pianos, four hands, Friday, April 6, at 7:30 pm, at Concord Community Music School. This concert features the work of classical composers, arranged especially for the challenging and somewhat unusual two-piano presentation. The pieces are St. Matthew's Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach/arr. Greg Anderson; Fantasia in C minor, K. 475 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/arr. Edvard Grieg;  Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos, K. 448 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; and Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla.

Info & tickets ($12-15), click here or call 603-228-1196.

Himalaya Heritage Music Group Featured in Bach's Lunch Programs on April 5 & 12

Concord Community Music School presents two free Bach's Lunch programs in April, a lecture and a concert featuring four skilled local musicians from the Himalaya Heritage Music Group.
 
On Thursday, April 5, at 12:10pm, Sharad Gurung and Sagar Khatiwada present a Bach's Lunch Lecture, "East meets West: Connections between Nepali and Western Music." The musicians will explore cultural sharing of musical instruments and traditional harmonies, with examples from genres including children's, devotional, and patriotic music. Instruments from their home country of Nepal will help illustrate their talk.
 
The following week, on Thursday, April 12, at 12:10pm, Gurung and Khatiwada participate with two of their fellow members of the Himalaya Heritage Music Group in a Bach's Lunch Concert entitled "Nepali Music in America: A New Tradition." The musicians are Sharad Gurung, keyboards; Shyam Nepali, sarangi; Harimaya Adhikari, harmonium & vocals; and Sagar Khatiwada, tabla. The performers, all native to Nepal, are highly trained in these musical traditions and sought after for public concerts and traditional celebrations throughout New England.
 
Bach's Lunch programs are free and open to the public, and take place from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. on the first and second Thursdays of each month, November through May, in the Music School's Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street, downtown Concord.

"Music of the Americas" is the theme of this year's Bach's Lunch programs, which follows upon last year's series entitled "Musical Migrations." Throughout this year's series, programs will feature music of North, Central, and South America, reflecting the many cultural traditions present in the Western Hemisphere. As a member of the Steering Committee of Welcoming Concord, the Music School has multiple programs that advance the goal of warmly welcoming New Americans into the cultural, economic, and civic life of the region.

Photo by Becky Field/FieldWorks.
 
The Bach's Lunch Series is sponsored by The Timothy and Abigail B. Walker Lecture Fund and The Couch Trusts; TD Wealth Management, NA; Trustee.
Songweavers Concert:
"We Are The World"
April 15 in Manchester
April 21 in Concord

Peggo Horstmann Hodes, director

Songweavers, New Hampshire's original women's community chorus, is a program of the Concord Community Music School in Concord, NH. The goal of Songweavers is to build community through singing together, and the theme of this year's spring concerts is "We Are The World."

The two concerts are:

Sunday, April 15, 4:00pm
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
102 N. Main St., Manchester, NH
For tickets and information, call 603-622-8632
 
Saturday, April 21, 5:00pm
South Congregational Church
27 Pleasant St., Concord, NH

For these spring concerts, the Songweavers will be accompanied by the Songweaver Drummers, a class at the Music School in African-style hand-drumming directed by Grace Schust and Lindsey Schust. The concerts will also feature Kent Allyn on piano, Paul Hodes on guitar, and our percussion masters - Grace and Lindsey Schust, Emilie Meadows, and Peg O'Neil.

Photo by Larry Crowe
  
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