April 14
12:10 p.m.
Bach's Lunch Concert*
"Folk, Sacred, & Classical Music  of Nepal, Bhutan, & India"
Shyam Nepali,  sarangi;  Sagar Khatiwada,  tabla;  Harimaya
Adhikari,  harmonium & vocals

April 16
7:00 p.m.
Songweavers Concert at South Congregational Church in Concord

April 22
7:00 p.m.
Student Recital*

May 2
7:00 p.m.
Open Jazz Jam Session*

May 4
7:00 p.m.
Student Recital: Disney Theme*

May 5
12:10 p.m.
Bach's Lunch Lecture*
"Songs With & Without Words: Romantic Melody"
Peggy Senter, speaker

May 6
7:30 p.m.
A State of Wonder:
The 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven
Gregg Pauley, piano

May 10
7:00 p.m.
Voice Department:
Broadway Night Recital*

May 11
7:00 p.m.
Adult Student Recital*

May 12
12:10 p.m.
Bach's Lunch Concert*
"Songs Without Words"
Catharine Dornin, piano

7:30 p.m.
Folk Department Recital*

May 13
7:00 p.m.
Awards Recital*

May 14
2:00 p.m.
Suzuki Violin Program Recital*

May 27
7:00 p.m.
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 Benjamin Couch Trust; TD Wealth Management, NA; Trustee.

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Joan Farrel:
Giving and Community

Joan Farrel was a longtime supporter of the Concord Community Music School and one of New Hampshire's leading philanthropists, whose generosity greatly benefited music and the arts in New Hampshire. 

Joan's spirit of giving and commitment to the arts led her to give a generous bequest to the Music School.  Peggy Senter, president of the Music School,  wrote this tribute.

Joan Farrel knew how to give, and she also knew how to give a great party.

She  defined leadership giving, as an ambassador for philanthropy who proudly shared the news of her support to inspire other major gifts. That's a distinctive element of Joan's "how-to-give" -- she loved making a difference and was a leader in inspiring others to follow her example. 

Most of our memories, however, are about how much she enjoyed giving a great party.  "Don't you think the faculty would like to have a retreat at my home in Sugar Hill?" she asked me in 1989. Skeptical that any busy musicians would volunteer two days away, I was proven  so wrong.

Faculty retreat at Joan's home in Sugar Hill.

Concord Community Music School Concerts Feature
Music of Concord's New Americans

One of several new Americans who exchanged songs with Songweavers in November. The Songweavers will perform a concert featuring folk songs from a variety of ethnic traditions on April 16.
Photo credit: Geoff Forester, Concord Monitor.

The Music School is pleased to celebrate the rich musical traditions that New Americans bring to New Hampshire in two concerts on April 14 and 16. 

Music of Nepal, Bhutan, and India will be featured in the Himalaya Heritage Music Group's free concert titled " Folk, Sacred, and Classical Music of Nepal, Bhutan, and India," 12:10-12:50 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 at the Music School. 

The Songweavers women's chorus will present a 25th Anniversary Gala Concert including folk songs from a variety of ethnic traditions, featuring a Swahili folk song taught to them by Desire Kiruhura, at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at South Congregational Church in Concord.

The spotlight on some of Concord's newly arrived musicians at this month's events is an outgrowth of the Concord Community Music School's work with the Welcoming Concord Initiative. Welcoming Concord is a forum for collective action and shared learning to advance immigrant integration in Concord.

Shyam Nepali, Sagar Khatiwada, and Harimaya Adhikari, known as the Himalaya Heritage Musical Group, will perform a concert at the Concord Community Music School on April 14. 
Photo credit: Becky Field, FieldWork Photos.
Songweavers Turns 25!
NH's original women's community chorus
presents 25th anniversary gala concert

Saturday, April 16, 7:00 p.m.
South Congregational Church
27 Pleasant Street in downtown Concord
Tickets $20 adults / $15 students & seniors
Get tickets online now or call 603-228-1196

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