What's Coming Up

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Friday, June 1, 7:00pm
Awards Recital*
Sunday, June 3, 6:30pm
Senior Recital*
Miranda Kaplan, clarinet
Monday, June 4, 7:00pm
Open Jazz Jam Session*
Tuesday, June 5, 7:00pm
Jazz Student Recital*
Wednesday, June 6, 7:00pm
Percussion Recital*
Wednesday, June 6, 7:00pm
Adult Student Recital*

Thursday, June 7, 12:10pm
Bach's Lunch Lecture*
"Collecting the Songs:  Preserving traditional music in Canada & New England
Keith Murphy, speaker

Thursday, June 7, 7:00pm
Student Recital*
Friday, June 8, 7:00pm
Student Recital*
Sunday, June 10, 4:00pm
Senior Recital*
Ian Dillon & Nick Briccetti, guitar, drums, and original compositions
Wednesday, June 13, 7:00pm
Wind Department Recital*

Thursday, June 14, 12:10pm
Bach's Lunch Concert*
"Fiddle and Song of the North: Music of  Atlantic Canada and New England"
Becky Tracy (fiddle) and Keith Murphy (guitar, mandolin, piano and foot percussion)
Thursday, June 14, 7:00pm
Wind Department Recital*

June 18-23
Alan Fraser Piano Institute

*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 our website 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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Congratulations to our graduating seniors!

It's that bittersweet time of year when we must say farewell to our graduating seniors -- private students and chorus members -- who are about to embark on the exciting next leg of their life's journey, musical and otherwise. Please join us in congratulating our seniors and wishing them well! They make us proud every day, and we can't wait to see the heights they'll achieve! You can see several graduating seniors perform in our upcoming Awards Recital and Senior Recitals -- see listing at left.

Cameron Beaupre
Dunia Brackenievs
Emma Bradley
Nicholas Briccetti
Antonio Chiarello
Ian Dillon
Deborah Elonga
Alex Hartofelis
Miranda Kaplan
Jackson Locke
Yvette Mahoro
Gillian Martin
Caitlyn McGlashan
Benjamin Mehegan
Gillian Miller
Hannah Miller
Lina Patel
Elizabeth Poehlman
Justin Purington
Julia Shepherd
Brendan Sica
Max Sjostrom
Deborah Uwitonze
Yunqi Wang
Jessica Wood

Bach's Lunch Season Wraps with Music of the North

Concord Community Music School wraps up the Bach's Lunch season on June 7 & 14 with musicians Becky Tracy & Keith Murphy, and the traditional songs of Canada and New England.
On Thursday, June 7, at 12:10pm, at Concord Community Music School, Keith Murphy presents his free Bach's Lunch Lecture, "Collecting the Songs: Preserving traditional music in Canada & New England." In the early 20th century, traditional song collectors travelled around Atlantic Canada and Northern New England, mostly in the countryside, meeting singers and transcribing and publishing their songs. Today we have those song collectors to thank for preserving age-old oral traditions and passing down the traditional music we enjoy.
And on Thursday, June 14, at 12:10pm, Becky Tracy joins Murphy for a free Bach's Lunch Concert, "Fiddle and Song of the North: Music of Atlantic Canada and New England," with Tracy on fiddle and Murphy on guitar, mandolin, piano, and foot percussion. Becky and Keith are dynamic performers of traditional music from Newfoundland, Quebec, Ireland, France, and beyond; their years of musical partnership make for a seamless and engaging presentation of traditional northern tunes.

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.

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.
Musicians Reach Next Level with Alan Fraser Institute
June 18-23 at Concord Community Music School
From June 18 through June 23, Concord Community Music School will host the Alan Fraser Institute, a chance for pianists and other musicians to work with an internationally renowned practitioner of the Feldenkrais method. The teachings of the Alan Fraser Institute are described as "improved physical organization for deeper artistic expression," and can help musicians at any level (and any age) achieve musical breakthroughs with every instrument and voice.
The Music School's piano department chair, Kathryn Southworth, attended Alan Fraser's Piano Institute a number of years ago, where her experience "changed everything from how I walk to how I play the piano." She said, "At Concord Community Music School, we place great value on having a healthy approach to music making. Although Alan is a concert pianist, he works with any and all individuals, including athletes, physical therapists, and individuals who have experienced a variety of injuries or problematic conditions." 
For more information or to register for a session, a day, or the full four-day institute, please call Kathy Southworth at 603-228-1196, or visit the Alan Fraser Institute website (click here). Discounts and scholarships are available.
Time to give!
It's annual appeal time -- thanks to those who have generously responded to the Music School's recent request for donations! If you haven't yet had a chance to get out the checkbook, we accept donations 24/7 through our website (click here). Also -- keep an eye out for NH Gives on June 6-7, a 24-hour fundraising blitz for nonprofits around the Granite State! Thank you for your support -- we couldn't do it without you.

Concord's Purple Finches Youth Chorus Members
Earn Spot in National Choirs
#ICYMI: Fourteen members of the Concord Community Music School's Purple Finches Youth Chorus recently had a chance to sing on the national stage, as performers in the Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) National Conference Choirs.
"I'm so proud of these students, and how hard they worked to earn their spots in the National Choirs," said Purple Finches director Maria Isaak. "It's a wonderful learning experience for the participants, and they come back with all kinds of confidence and leadership abilities, which benefits the whole group."
Congratulations to students William Veenstra, Tessa Foley, Anya Kendziora, Emma Richardson, Madeline Short, Sophia Estes, Sophia Isaak, Katherine Mitchell, Eowyn Lehrhaupt, Madeline Decker, Harriet Pearce, Anne Pearce, Tess Parrott, and Chani Parrott, who performed in the finale concert at the 2018 OAKE National Conference, a four-day event that brings together teachers, conductors, and clinicians from across the country.
Speaking of Purple Finches...

Congratulations to Maria Isaak and the Purple Finches Youth Chorus on four outstanding performances of Once On This Island JR., May 18-20. The singing, of course, was outstanding! We couldn't have done it without huge amounts of help from student family volunteers -- thank you for everything.
We're proud of all our young singers, and wish them a wonderful, musical summer!

Cast photos: Pam Wicks

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