What's Coming Up

Thursday, March 1
Bach's Lunch Lecture*
"Latin American and Spanish Guitar: The Hemiola as World Traveler"
José Lezcano, speaker

Friday, March 2
March Mandolin Festival Concert @ Stone Church in Newmarket, NH
Marla Fibish, Will Patton, Matt Shipman, and David Surette, with special guests Bruce Victor and Susie Burke

Info & tickets CLICK HERE
Saturday & Sunday, March 3 & 4
March Mandolin Festival
Bluegrass, Celtic, Classical, New England, Blues, Folk and more. All-day workshops, beginner to advanced.
Pre-registration required; call 603-228-1196

Saturday, March 3
March Mandolin Festival Concert @ Music School
Marla Fibish, Will Patton, Matt Shipman, and David Surette, with special guests Bruce Victor and Susie Burke
Monday, March 5
Open Jazz Jam Session*
Thursday, March 8
Bach's Lunch Concert*
"Latin American Seasons: Music of Piazzolla, Brouwer, and Villa-Lobos"
David Ross, classical guitar
Friday, March 9
Musicians of Wall Street Concert
"Music of Beethoven, Brahms, Bazelaire, and Rachmaninoff"
Kate Jensik, cello
Hannah Murray, soprano
Abigail Charbeneau, piano
Tuesday, March 13
Student Recital*
Wednesday, March 14
Alumni Recital*
Friday, March 16
Student Recital*
Wednesday, March 28
Voice Student Recital*

Saturday, April 7
Anniversary Performathon and Community Open House
Save the date!

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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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March Mandolin Festival Concert this Sat. Mar. 3

The highlight of Concord Community Music School's March Mandolin Festival is the concert this Saturday, March 3, at 7:30pm, featuring a broad range of styles including bluegrass, Celtic, classical, New England, folk, and blues, and with a lineup of musicians whose mastery showcases the range and expressive qualities of the mandolin.

The performance will feature renowned mandolin player Marla Fibish (shown) on mandolin, mandola, tenor guitar, and button accordion; Will Patton of Vermont on mandolin and bass; Maine-based Matt Shipman on mandolin and guitar; and Concord Community Music School Folk Department chair and multi-instrumentalist David Surette; plus special guests, "polystylist" Bruce Victor and folk singer/guitarist Susie Burke.

For information or to purchase tickets ($15-20) to the Concord concert,  CLICK HERE   or call 603-228-1196. 

A second Mandolin Festival concert takes place Friday, March 2, 7:00pm, Stone Church, Zion's Hill, Newmarket, NH. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 603-659-7700.

With thanks to MandolinCafe.com and The Courtyard by Marriott.

Trio to Perform Beethoven, Brahms, Bazelaire, and Rachmaninoff

Friday, March 9, at 7:30pm, Concord Community Music School presents a Musicians of Wall Street Concert, "Music of Beethoven, Brahms, Bazelaire, and Rachmaninoff." Faculty members Kate Jensik (cello), Hannah Murray (soprano), and Abigail Charbeneau (piano) bring sweeping emotions and a remarkable musical intimacy to the lush harmonies of four classical composers. From Beethoven's beautiful musical conversation among the artists, to Rachmaninoff's wrenching vocal lamentation, to the sturm und drang of Brahms, to the festive Bazelaire finale, this deeply expressive trio weaves a romantic tapestry of sound that will break your heart, then heal it. 

Info & tickets ($12-15), click here  or call 603-228-1196.
Latin American Guitar @ Free Bach's Lunches 3/1 & 8

Concord Community Music School presents two free Bach's Lunch programs in March, taking a deep dive into the fiery rhythms of Latin American guitar composition and performance.
Jose Lezcano
The month begins with "Spanish and Latin American and Guitar: The Hemiola as World Traveler," a Bach's Lunch Lecture with Dr. José Lezcano on Thursday, March 1, at 12:10pm. In this talk, accompanied by live and recorded music, Lezcano explores musical genres from Spain and Latin America that share a common rhythmic DNA -- the hemiola. Using examples from Renaissance and contemporary Spain, and from Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, and other Latin American nations, Lezcano's narrative encompasses themes of migration, nostalgia, cultural memory, and the role of music in binding diasporic communities together.
David Ro
On Thursday, March 8, at 12:10pm, classical guitarist and Music School faculty member David Ross performs in a Bach's Lunch Concert, "Latin American Seasons: Music of Piazzolla, Brouwer, and Villa-Lobos," a program of Latin American music for solo guitar with works inspired by seasonal change. The program will juxtapose tangos by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla and preludes by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos with seasonally inspired works such as "Un Dia de Noviembre" by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer. Ross's program is part of a recording project for PARMA scheduled for an album release in September 2018.
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.
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.
23 Wall Street
Concord NH 03301
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