What's Coming Up
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Sunday, April 29, 7:30pm
Craig Sanphy, Tenor -- in recital*
Craig Sanphy, voice
Kathryn Southworth, piano
Thursday, May 3, 12:10pm
Bach's Lunch Lecture*
"The Jazz Piano Trio from Jelly Roll Morton to Today"
Eric Klaxton, speaker
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Dan Zanes in Concert to benefit the Friendly Kitchen
Dan Zanes, Claudia Eliaza, and Donald Saaf
10:00-11:00am - kids show
7:30-8:30pm - adults and families show
Monday, May 7, 7:00pm
Open Jazz Jam Session*
Thursday, May 10, 12:10pm
Bach's Lunch Concert*
"The Latin Touch: Music of Brazil & Cuba"
Tom Robinson, jazz piano
Scott Kiefner, bass
Tim Gilmore, drums
Thursday, May 10, 7:30pm
Folk Department Recital*
Friday, May 11, 7:00pm
Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20
Once On This Island
Purple Finches Youth Chorus
Friday, May 25, 7:00pm
Saturday, May 26, 10:00am
Cello Studio Recital*
Students of Min Lee
Sunday, May 27, 1:30pm
Cello Studio Recital*
Students of Kate Jensik
Friday, June 1, 7:00pm
*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,
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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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Craig Sanphy in Recital, April 29
Concord native and Concord Community Music School alumnus Craig Sanphy, an accomplished tenor, will return to the Music School for a free public recital on Sunday, April 29, at 7:30pm. Sanphy will be accompanied by Kathryn Southworth on piano.
Fans of musical theatre won't want to miss Sanphy's performance, which will focus on show tunes, with a style described as "blow-the-house-down kind of singing!" Sanphy will perform selections from
Dear Evan Hansen, Les Miserables, Bridges of Madison County, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, and other Broadway hits. Sanphy has made a career of music, teaching voice, performing as a featured classical soloist in a variety of music festivals and symphonies, as well as playing lead roles and dancing in musical theatre productions across the country.
Bach's Lunches, May 3 & 10: Jazz Piano & Music of Brazil and Cuba
Concord Community Music School presents two free Bach's Lunch programs in May: a lecture on the evolution of the jazz piano trio, and a jazz piano trio playing a concert of Latin American music.
On Thursday, May 3, Eric Klaxton
(above) lectures on the topic of "The Jazz Piano Trio from Jelly Roll Morton to Today." Heavily influenced by Ragtime music, it is no surprise the piano is an integral part of the music we call Jazz. From Jelly Roll Morton to The Bad Plus, Klaxton will investigate, with musical examples, the long tradition of jazz pianists and their varied approaches to playing in a trio setting.
The following week, on Thursday, May 10, a trio of Music School faculty members - Tom Robinson (jazz piano, saxophone), Scott Kiefner (bass), and Tim Gilmore (percussion) - performs a concert entitled "The Latin Touch: Music of Brazil and Cuba." The combination of jazz improvisation with the rhythms of Latin America opened up an entire genre of music. This lively jazz trio celebrates this fusion of influences with music from Brazil, Cuba and more. Come enjoy the fiery dance rhythms of Cuba as well as the beautiful harmonic complexities of Brazil all within the free improvisatory framework of Jazz.
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.
Once On This Island
Three cheers for Concord Community School's Purple Finches Youth Chorus
, whose members have been working hard on the musical
Once On This Island, Jr.!
Performances are May 18-20.
Tickets will be available only to Finches family members until May 9, when remaining seats will be released to the public. Please watch the
Music School's website
for more information!
Purple Finches Youth Chorus is generously sponsored by Granite Investment Advisors.
Dan Zanes -- 2 shows to benefit The Friendly Kitchen
Concord's own Dan Zanes returns to perform at the Music School, Saturday, May 5 -- 10am and 7:30pm!
On Saturday, May 5, join Grammy-Award winner and former Concord native, Dan Zanes, and the celebrated Haitian-American vocalist Claudia Eliaza, and world-renowned illustrator and author (and folk music hero) Donald Saaf for two shows at Concord Community Music School. The trio will perform an interactive all-ages family show in the morning (10:00am) featuring music from Dan's extensive catalog and an evening concert (7:30pm) for the older crowd celebrating the music of Lead Belly, The King of the 12-string Guitar. These concerts will benefit The Friendly Kitchen.
Photo of Dan and Claudia by Anna Zanes
23 Wall Street
Concord NH 03301