March 2017 Newsletter

What's Coming Up

Thursday, March 9
12:10-12:50 p.m.
Bach's Lunch Concert*
"Taking Flight: American Songs of Migration"
Hannah Schramm Murray, soprano  & Calvin Herst, piano

Friday, March 24
7:00 p.m.
Student Recital*

Wednesday, March 29
7:00 p.m.
Bella Voce Recital*

Thursday, April 6
12:10-12:50 p.m.
Bach's Lunch Lecture*
"Journey of the Drum:
The African Diaspora"
Lindsey Schust & Grace Schust, speakers

Friday, April 7
7:30 p.m.
Musicians of Wall Street Concert:
"Love, War, and (Black) Magic:  Scenes from Handel's Rinaldo "
Andrea Veal, soprano
Bozena O'Brien, violin
Steven Lundahl, recorder
Kate Jensik, cello
Kathryn Southworth, piano & harpsichord
Tickets at

Thursday, April 13
12:10-12:50 p.m.
Bach's Lunch Concert*
"Songs & Dances from West Africa"
Akwaaba Traditional African 
Drum & Dance Ensemble

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

Saturday, April 22 
5:00 p.m. 
Songweavers Concert at South Congregational Church 
Peggo Horstmann Hodes, director 
Tickets at 603-228-1196

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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 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.

The March Mandolin Festival is sponsored by Sanborn, Head & Associates, with thanks to the Concord Courtyard by Marriott,, and Parker Education.

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Songs, Smiles, & Social Skills
From holding hands to healthy habits, CCMS Dance Movement Therapist Heather Oberheim is making a difference for kids at the Concord Boys and Girls Club. 

For Dance Movement Therapist Heather Oberheim, Fridays are busy, loud, active -- and rewarding.
Each week, Heather leads a music and dance group for children at the Concord Boys and Girls Club, as one of the partnerships in the Concord Community Music School's Music in the Community Initiative.
Beginning each class with greetings and body warmups, Heather uses song and dance to introduce social concepts such as waiting your turn, saying sorry, please, and thank you, and making eye contact with friends.
"I often have songs and dances that allow time for each child to 'show off' a move or try something in front of all their classmates," says Heather. "This time helps to enhance their self-esteem, and teaches other children how to show respect and compassion."
From breath support and balance, to strength building and smiling, healthy habits are also part of each 45-minute group meeting.
"The kindergarten children look forward to Music and Movement with Ms. Heather every week," says Tanya Barnes, lead kindergarten teacher at the Boys and Girls Club. "It is a wonderful opportunity for them to express themselves creatively and freely."
For Heather, the weekly groups are a time that she, too, looks forward to. "I do believe each Friday, I've been able to provide 12-18 children with a moment to smile, a moment to share and been seen, a moment to express their feelings, a moment to breathe and release stress, and many moments of support and love," she says.

Music School Alumna's Fiddling
Flourishes in the Scottish Folk Scene 
Music School alumna Madeleine Stewart (second from the left) with her band, Eriska.

Three years ago, Music School alumna Madeleine Stewart packed up her fiddle and headed to Glasgow to study traditional fiddling at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Now, Madeleine's fiddle playing and composing are making waves on the Scottish folk scene. Her Glasgow-based folk band Eriska, which combines rock, jazz, and folk styles, recently performed two of Madeleine's original tunes on STV Glasgow's Live at Five Show.

Congratulations, Madeleine!
Save the dates for
Anniversary Weekend
May 5 & 6
When a pipe burst in the Community Room in January, much of the newer wing of the Music Schoolhas had to close for several months due to extensive water damage.
We are pleased to report that construction is officially underway! Many thanks to Meridian Construction and SMP Architecture for their work on restoring the new wing of the building.
This May, we'll celebrate spring with a weekend of musical festivities, as part of a postponed Anniversary Weekend that happily coincides with the city-wide Capital Arts Fest. We hope that you will join us, at the Music School and on Main Street.  Please save the dates!

Anniversary Weekend
Gala Alumni Concert
May 5, 7:30 p.m.
A stellar evening of folk, classical, and jazz music, featuring alumni of the Music School.

Performathon &
Community  Open House
May 6, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Students, alumni, and faculty perform all day, raising money for the Financial Aid Fund. Visit the instrument petting zoo and join the audiences in the Recital Hall and downtown.

23 Wall Street
Concord NH 03301
  phone: 603-228-1196
fax: 603-226-3151