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Nod to the Movies

What’s on the program for Pops? We’ve got some classical tunes: Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1 and Light Cavalry Overture by SuppĂ©. Grant Anderson, principal clarinet in the orchestra, will play the Rondo from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. We’ve got some

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Bernie Hoffer at Pops

Over the years, composer and arranger Bernie Hoffer has done many new arrangements of songs from the classic American Songbook. Jazz singers like Marlene Ver Planck and Maureen McMullan have performed these tunes with us with their wonderful flair. This

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Families concert December 3 at 2pm and 4pm

We rehearsed last night (our regular Tuesday rehearsal) with Joyce Kulhawik, our narrator. The full percussion section was there. Thundercats is really cool with all the great percussion sounds. Paddington’s antics come alive with Joyce’s storytelling. Bring children, grandchildren, all

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Thundercats!

Next up is our December Family Holiday Concert. On the program, we’ve got two kid-themed characters: Thundercats & Paddington Bear. I’m not young enough to have been enthralled by the 80s series Thundercats, but I’ve learned that it was a

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Music for Thoreau’s Bicentennial

In Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau looms large over our literary town. This is Thoreau’s 200th birthday year and many local organizations are collaborating to celebrate. His ethic of conservation and his philosophical approach to living a good life is

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