Author: Pamela Marshall

Eric Sawyer on his music “Civil Disobedience”

The Concord Orchestra premieres Eric Sawyer’s Civil Disobedience with narrator David Gullette on March 31 and April 1, 2017. Eric describes how he used the text of Thoreau’s essay: “Civil Disobedience for narrator and orchestra draws from the text of Henry

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Celebrating Thoreau’s Bicentennial

For our March 31/April 1 concerts, we are participating in a global celebration of Henry David Thoreau’s Bicentennial, his 200th birthday. Many organizations around our literary town of Concord, Massachusetts are participating in this recognition of Thoreau’s impact on our interactions

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Prelude Recital by Alan Hlozek – January 27

For the Ehlers Young Artist Concerto Competition, the main focus has always been the winner who plays a concerto with the orchestra. More recently, the orchestra has named two additional worthy candidates and has invited them to play a short recital program

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Cellist Nathaniel Abreu, soloist for January 2017 concerts

We in the Orchestra are thrilled to have Nathaniel as our soloist. As Music Director Dick Pittman describes in his notes for the concert, Nathaniel’s mature musical expression makes his rendition of the Kabalevsky Concerto very exciting to play. Don’t

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Prelude Recital by Julia Zhou – January 28

For many years, the winner of our Ehlers Young Artist Concerto Competition plays a concerto with the orchestra. Often, it’s really hard to choose a winner among several excellent candidates. There are many very, very talented young musicians around here! In

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