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CONCORD, N.H.—From South Pacific to Wicked, experience and enjoy the music of Broadway at the next two installments of the Concord Community Music School’s free Bach’s Lunch programs.

On Thursday, March 3, Concord Community Players director Jim Webber will give a lecture titled “Broadway’s Golden Age.” The following week, on March 10, Music School faculty member Ellen Nordstrom, mezzo-soprano, will team up with Music School student Sophie Shaw, soprano, and faculty member Kathy Southworth, piano, to perform musical theater favorites old and new in a concert titled “Side by Side: Broadway Duos.” Bach’s Lunch programs are free and open to the public, and take place from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. on the first and second Thursdays of each month in the Music School’s Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street, downtown Concord.

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For Immediate Release: March 3, 2016

Media Contact: 603.228.1196

CONCORD, N.H.—Pianist Gregg Pauley will present the eighth of nine concerts in his Beethoven Project at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11 at the Concord Community Music School Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street in downtown Concord. The program will be followed by a reception featuring the exquisite art in chocolate by Richard Tango-Lowy of Dancing Lion Chocolate.

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For Immediate Release: February 12, 2016

Media Contact: Liz Faiella, 603.228.1196

The 14th Annual March Mandolin Festival Concerts will be held March 4 and 5, 2016, at two great venues for live acoustic music. On Friday night, the festival opens with a 7pm show at the Stone Church in Newmarket, N.H., while Saturday’s concert will be held at the Concord Community Music School in Concord, N.H., the host venue for the entire festival. The March Mandolin Festival has been bringing the cream of the crop of the mandolin world to NH for years now. This year, the festival features bluegrass ace Mike Compton, Celtic virtuoso Robin Bullock, New England stalwarts Baron Collins-Hill and Glen Loper, and host David Surette, with special guest Susie Burke.

The festival teaching workshops are sold out, but tickets are still available for both concerts. Come on out to hear an incredible evening of world-class picking and singing, celebrating the range and expressive qualities of the mandolin.

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For Immediate Release: January 29, 2016

Media Contact: Liz Faiella, 603.228.1196

CONCORD, N.H.—Registration is now open for the Concord Community Music School’s spring semester. From classical to classic rock, early childhood programs to ensembles, and flutes to fiddles, the Music School offers a wide range of opportunities for students of all ages and levels to pursue their musical interests. Offerings include private lessons and ensembles, as well as early childhood programs, music therapy programs, and choruses. The spring semester starts in February, and registration is ongoing throughout the semester as openings remain available. For more information and to register, visit www.ccmusicschool.org.

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For Immediate Release: January 28, 2016

Media Contact: Liz Faiella, 603.228.1196

CONCORD, N.H.—Join a classic combination of Music School performers for a musical Valentine’s Day! In February’s Bach’s Lunch programs at the Concord Community Music School, faculty members will perform favorite love songs and explore the art of musical collaboration.

On Thursday, February 4, Music School Jazz Department faculty member Matt Langley will give a lecture titled “Everybody’s Favorite Sideman: Artful Collaboration.” The following week, on February 11, Music School faculty members Peggo Horstmann Hodes, soprano, and Kent Allyn, piano, will team up to present a concert titled “Midnight at the Oasis: Tropical Love Songs.” Bach’s Lunch programs are free and open to the public, and take place from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. on the first and second Thursdays of each month in the Music School’s Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street, downtown Concord.