Category: Program Notes

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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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Music Director Notes: Spheres of Revolution Jan 2016

Music Director Dick Pittman writes: It’s particularly exciting to be working with the winner of this year’s Young Artist Competition, Nathaniel Abreu, who’ll be performing the Kabalevsky Cello Concerto No. 1.  Nathaniel is an extraordinary talent.  He’s not only technically

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Peter and the Wolf

Here’s my plot synopsis:

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Rachmaninoff on the web

I know Sergei Rachmaninoff is a Romantic Russian composer who writes large pieces for orchestra with big, singable melodies. His Variations on a Theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra is one of his very famous pieces. Concord played that

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Maureen McMullan, guest vocalist at Pops

Maureen McMullan is a well-known jazz singer and champion of Scottish folk song. She’s also a songwriter, arranger and educator. She is Assistant Chair of the Voice Dept. at Berklee and Artist-in-Residence for the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA.

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