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With sadness, orchestra members learned of Lore Pittman’s passing this spring. She has been coming to our concerts as long as Dick has been conducting, which is 50 years. She was beloved by us all for her gentle friendship and …

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We’ve all known that we have a music director devoted to the cause of fine music and who has championed great concert programs and high performance standards for the Concord Orchestra, and for the other Boston-area ensembles he leads.

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Mr. Pittman’s notes on our October 2014 concerts In October we played Bruckner’s Symphony No. 2 and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. Mr. Pittman writes: “These concerts were high on the list of best performances by the Concord Orchestra.

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The centerpiece of the program is PADDINGTON BEAR’S FIRST CONCERT by the English composer, Herbert Chappell, a charming work that is in the best tradition of British “Light Music.” This genre is a British specialty and it is on a …

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Music Director Richard Pittman shares his thoughts about Bruckner and Symphony No. 2: “Bruckner is a very special composer.  One of the “four B’s” in the German-speaking world (Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Bruckner), Bruckner was a unique, out-of-the-ordinary individual.  Bruckner …

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