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NPR’s From the Top presents our Young Artist concerto winner

Young Artist violinist Alex Goldberg performed on Show 349 of NPR’s From the Top  on February 11, 2018. Alex played a movement from Robert Schumann’s first Sonata in A minor. The program was taped before a live audience at Jordan

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Oboist and program annotator Richard Porter has died

The  orchestra mourns again this month. This time it is for one of our own. Richard Porter was a member of the oboe section and wrote extensively researched program notes for the orchestra for over 40 years. He was a

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Our beloved jazz singer Marlene VerPlanck has died

The whole orchestra is saddened to hear of the passing of Marlene VerPlanck in January. It was such a pleasure to have her perform with us. Her performance was polished and gracious, and her jazzy style was perfect for the

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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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Opera51 Romeo and Juliet review

Opera51 at 51 Walden Performing Arts Center in Concord Review by Pamela Marshall Since 2007, the people who are now called Opera51 have produced an opera in June. It’s a great post-season use of the hall after the other resident

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