What's Coming Up
Thursday, January 4
Bach's Lunch Lecture*
"The Unbroken Circle: The Carter Family and the Roots of Americana"
David Surette, speaker
Monday, January 8
Open Jazz Jam Session*
Thursday, January 11
Bach's Lunch Concert*
"Keep On the Sunny Side: The Timeless Music of the Carter Family"
Susie Burke and David Surette
With special guest Isa Burke
Thursday, January 18
Student Recital*
Friday, January 19
Purple Finches Winter Concert
At South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant St., Concord
Maria Isaak, director
Calvin Herst, piano
Tickets ($5) at www.ccmusicschool.org
Friday, January 19
Student Recital*
Saturday, January 20
Winter Sing Workshop
Songweavers, Animaterra, and Brattleboro Women's Chorus
Chorus members: please register by 1/12/18 in person or at www.ccmusicschool.org
Tuesday, January 23
Jazz Student Recital*
Wednesday, January 24
Adult Student Workshop*
Friday, January 26
7:00 & 9:00 p.m.
Jazz in January
Musicians of Wall Street Jazz Ensemble:  Matt Langley, saxophone;  David Tonkin, guitar;  Tom Robinson, piano;  Scott Kiefner, bass;  Tim Gilmore, drums
Guest artist: Steve Roy
$20 adults, $15 students & seniors
Tickets at  www.ccmusicschool.org

Monday, January 29
Spring semester begins! Register today for spring classes and ensembles.
Wednesday, January 31
Adult Student Recital*

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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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The Gift of Music!

No need to puzzle over what to give your music-loving family and friends: Concord Community Music School gift certificates are available in any amount, and may be used for individual instruction, ensembles & workshops, or concert tickets! Click HERE for information, stop by the Music School to purchase, or call 603-228-1196. Thanks for sharing the gift of Concord Community Music School, and happy holidays to all!
Purple Finches Winter Concert Jan. 19

The bright young voices of the Purple Finches Youth Chorus bring joy to a winter night! Friday, January 19, at 6:30pm, all are welcome to attend the Purple Finches Winter Concert at  South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant St. in Concord.  The Purple Finches are led by Maria Isaak;  Calvin Herst accompanies the group on piano.

Tickets are $5 each. Purchase at 603-228-1196, or online at  www.ccmusicschool.org.
Jazz in January Returns! Friday, Jan. 26 

If it's January, it's gotta be JAZZ! The  Musicians of Wall Street Jazz Ensemble & guest artist Steve Roy present their annual "Jazz in January" extravaganza in 2 shows -- 7pm and 9pm -- on Friday, January 26, 2018. 

Please join us in the Recital Hall and enjoy the latest from this mega-talented quintet of Music School faculty:  Matt Langley, saxophone; David Tonkin,  guitar; Tom Robinson, piano; Scott Kiefner,  bass; and Tim Gilmore, drums

PLUS! Special guest Steve Roy on bass, mandolin, violin, and vocals: Roy is a multi-instrumentalist from Eliot, Maine, who plays and teaches upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and ukulele. He is fluent in a vast array of musical styles, including bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock, jam, country, old time, heavy metal, etc. As a sideman, Roy has toured nationally and internationally with acts such as Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, John Reischman and the Taterbugs, Molly Tuttle, Joe K. Walsh, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Joy Kills Sorrow, Hit and Run Bluegrass, and many others. Bluegrass Now Magazine calls Roy a "devastating weapon." He is currently a faculty member at 317 Main and at Portsmouth Music and Arts Center in Portsmouth, NH.

Tickets to the 7pm and 9pm shows are $20 adults, $15 students & seniors, and may be purchased by phone at 603-228-1196, or online at www.ccmusicschool.org .
Keep on the Sunny Side this January @ the Music School

Next month, the lives and music of the Carter Family are showcased in a free Bach's Lunch lecture and concert at Concord Community Music School.
On Thursday, January 4, Music School faculty member David Surette presents "The Unbroken Circle: the Carter Family and the roots of Americana." The Carter Family and their classic music were present at many of the signal events of acoustic roots music in the 20th century. From the dawn of the recording industry and the rise of radio, to the birth of commercial country music, the folk revival of the 1960s, and the acoustic revival of the new millennium, this humble trio from Virginia played a fascinating part. Come and learn more, as David's lecture-with musical examples - tells this many-faceted story.

Isa Burke
The following Thursday, January 11, David Surette joins Susie Burke and special guest Isa Burke for a concert entitled "Keep On the Sunny Side: the timeless music of the Carter Family." The Carter Family repertoire is one of the true touchstones of American roots music. Their music blends elements of folk, old-time, blues, and gospel music, and was a direct influence on the development of bluegrass music in the 40s (Bill Monroe), the folk revival of the 60s (Bob Dylan), and the Americana movement of the 21st century (Gillian Welch). Susie and David will present a choice selection of some of their Carter Family favorites.
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.
23 Wall Street
Concord NH 03301
  phone: 603-228-1196
fax: 603-226-3151