2016 -- 2017 Season | Music of the Spheres


A Sphere of Melody

Berlioz, Mozart and Rachmaninoff, all masters of melody, will have you
humming to yourself long after this concert is over.

Friday & Saturday October 14 & 15, 2016 at 8 PM

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C
Alex Kinmonth, oboe
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor


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Coming of Age Family Holiday Concert

Follow along as Copland and Prokofiev describe two very different journeys
toward adulthood.

Sunday December 4, 2016 at 2 PM and 4 PM

Concord Middle School Strings, Anna Anderson, Director
Copland: Suite from The Red Pony
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Joyce Kulhawik, narrator
Vaughan Williams: Sarabande from Concerto Grosso
Satie/Debussy: Gymnopédie No. 1
Audience sing-along with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, White Christmas



Beethoven’s remarkable symphony started as a tribute to Napoleon and the
ideals of the French Revolution, but became much more. It stands nearly
alone in defining music’s own revolution from the classical to the romantic period.

Friday & Saturday January 27 & 28, 2017 at 8 PM

Lutoslawski: Symphonic Variations
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”
Concerto, played by the Ehlers Young Artist Competition winner
Pre-concert recitals at 7:15 pm by other competition honorees



Eric Sawyer’s new work focuses on Thoreau’s famous essay, while Hoffer’s
concerto has echoes of Walden Pond. And in keeping with transcendentalism’s
connection to nature, Liszt’s piece is based on the four elements.

Friday & Saturday March 31 & April 1, 2017 at 8 PM

Robert Schumann: Manfred Overture
Hoffer: Piano Concerto
Randall Hodgkinson, piano
Sawyer: Civil Disobedience (world premiere)
David Gullette, narrator
Liszt: Les Preludes



Jeffrey Korn, vocalist. Be it the wild waters of the Moldau,
majestic stretches of the Mississippi, or the open ocean, these currents will
sweep you away. But beware of those great whites!

Friday & Saturday May 19 & 20, 2017 at 8 PM
Sunday May 21, 2017 at 2 PM

Franz Strauss: Nocturno for Horn and Strings, Jeff Stewart, horn soloist
John Williams: Jaws
Duke Ellington: The River Suite
Hoffer: Jerome Kern Medley
Smetana: The Moldau
Grofé: Mississippi Suite
Rogers & Hammerstein: Selections from The King and I



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Our January 2016 Ehlers Young Artist Concert is supported in part by a grant from the Concord, Carlisle, Lexington, and Bedford Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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