April 2017 Newsletter

What's Coming Up

Thursday, April 20
7:00 p.m.
Student Recital* 

Saturday, April 22 
5:00 p.m. 
Lean On Me: Songweavers Concert
South Congregational Church
27 Pleasant Street, Concord
Peggo Horstmann Hodes, director
Tickets at 603-228-1196 or click here
Monday, May 1
7:00 p.m.
Open Jazz Jam*
Thursday, May 4
12:10-12:50 p.m.
Bach's Lunch Lecture*
Worlds of Jazz -  Matt Langley, speaker
Friday & Saturday, May 5 & 6: Anniversary Weekend @ Concord Community Music School

 -- Gala Alumni Concert & Reception - Fri. 5/5 @ 7:30pm

 -- Performathon & Community Open House*
 - Sat. 5/6
... Performances, musical activities, refreshments 10am-4pm at CCMS
...Performances 10am-4pm at Phenix Plaza (40 N. Main Street) as part of #CapArtsFest
... Instrument Petting Zoo 11am-2pm at Music School

Wednesday, May 10
7:00 p.m.
Adult Student Recital*
Thursday, May 11
12:10-12:50 p.m.
Bach's Lunch Concert*
Influences from Around the World -  Matt Langley, saxophone; David Tonkin, guitar; Scott Kiefner, bass; Tim Gilmore, drums

Thursday, May 11
7:30 p.m.
Folk Department 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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Celebrate Spring With Two Days of Musical Festivities - Just 2 1/2 Weeks From Now!
Anniversary Weekend
May 5 & 6, 2017
This May, Concord Community Music School celebrates spring with a weekend of musical festivities , as part of an Anniversary Weekend that happily coincides with the city-wide Capital Arts Fest. Make plans now to join us at the Music School and on Main Street, Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6!

Anniversary Weekend
Gala Alumni Concert
May 5, 7:30 p.m.

A stellar evening of classical and jazz music, featuring Music School alumni Elizabeth Blood, Courtney Bonifant, Peter Lehmann, Chris Veilleux, and Phil Sargent, followed by a reception. Concord Community Music School Recital Hall, 23 Wall St, Concord, NH.

Tickets $20 adults / $15 students & seniors / Call 603-228-1196 or CLICK HERE to purchase online.

Sponsored by Merrimack County Savings Bank.

Performathon &
Community Open House
May 6, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Students, alumni, and faculty perform all day at Concord Community Music School (23 Wall St., Concord, NH), raising money for the Financial Aid Fund. 

NEW for 2017 - Capital Arts Fest! As part of a downtown-wide celebration of arts and culture in Concord, the Music School will also have a satellite location in front of Phenix Hall (40 N. Main Street).

Free performances in both locations will include student songwriters singing their originals at the mic, teenage rock, folk, and jazz bands, cute Suzuki violinists, adult fiddle ensembles, and much more! 

Also at the Music School will be the well-loved Instrument Petting Zoo (11 am-2 pm), where visitors can try a multitude of instruments under the expert and encouraging help of experienced musicians. The celebration includes refreshments and other musical participatory activities as part of a Community Open House at the Music School. Free and open to the public!

A Grand (and Grateful) Reopening:
Celebrate with Us on May 5 & 6!
After a burst pipe caused water damage in their usual rehearsal space, The Scholarship Folk Ensemble relocated their weekly meetings to a private lesson room (photo at right). The room was small, but the music was still mighty!
But thanks to Meridian Construction, SMP Architecture, and your support and volunteer efforts, we are nearing the last phase of reconstruction.
This May, join us to see our "new" digs and celebrate at our annual Anniversary Weekend, which coincides with the city-wide Capital Arts Fest!
Furie Terribili: Heights and Depths of Handel's Opera Featured in Faculty Concert
In a visually rich and musically wide-ranging evening of opera, the Musicians of Wall Street performed works from Handel's
Rinaldo on April 7.
The world of Rinaldo is one of dragons, sirens, a raging sea, a utopian garden, flying spirits, an enchanted palace, monsters, and a treacherous mountain that stands in love's way. The performance included seven fully staged and costumed arias from the opera, along with beautiful instrumental works propelling the dramatic arc of the story.
This dynamic evening featured Andrea Veal, soprano; Steven Lundahl, recorder; Bozena O'Brien, violin; Kate Jensik, cello; and Kathryn Southworth, harpsichord and piano, all members of the Concord Community Music School's faculty.
A Medley of Mandolins: Mandolin Festival Brings Musicians from Near and Far

From Brazilian choro music to Bach partitas, from the Grateful Dead to dance tunes, the 15th Annual March Mandolin Festival stretched the stylistic range of the small but mighty mandolin.
Featuring a packed schedule of workshops and a sold-out evening concert, the weekend drew attendees and performers from as near as Concord and as far as Italy.
On faculty for the weekend were Italian classical mandolinist Carlo Aonzo, multi-genre mandolin master Tim Connell, New England's own Steve Roy, and Concord Community Music School Folk Department chair and multi-instrumentalist David Surette. Folk singer and guitarist Susie Burke joined the mandolin party for the Saturday night concert.
23 Wall Street
Concord NH 03301
  phone: 603-228-1196
fax: 603-226-3151