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For Immediate Release: December 30, 2016
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CONCORD, N.H.—The rich history, traditions, and sound of Nepalese, Bhutanese, and Indian music will be featured in the next two installments of the Concord Community Music School’s free Bach’s Lunch programs.
On Thursday, January 5, Sagar Khatiwada and Harimaya Adhikari will give a lecture titled “Faith and Folk Traditions: Music of South Asia.”The following week, on January 12, the duo will return to the Music School stage, joined by Ranjan Budhathoki, as the Himalaya Heritage Musical Group, to perform a concert titled “Folk, Sacred, and Classical Music of Nepal, Bhutan, and India.”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.

For Immediate Release: December 12, 2016
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CONCORD, N.H.—The Concord Community Music School is pleased to welcome Zoia Bologovsky to the String Department faculty. Ms. Bologovsky, who is concertmaster of several orchestras in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, brings a wealth of teaching and performance experience to the Music School, where she will teach private lessons in violin and viola.
Zoia Bologovsky is an active musician in the New England area. A graduate of the Juilliard School, she toured as First Violinist with the Arden String Quartet around America and Europe. She has held positions with the Portland and Springfield Symphonies and Rhode Island Philharmonic. Currently, she is Concertmaster of North Shore Philharmonic, MetroWest Symphony, and the Portsmouth Symphony. She is also Principal Second Violin of Symphony New Hampshire and PORTOpera.
In addition to teaching at the Concord Community Music School, Ms. Bologovsky teaches St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, the Cooperative Middle School in Stratham, New Hampshire, and in her private studio in Stoneham, Massachusetts.
The Music School is home to a string program that includes lessons in violin, fiddle, viola, cello, bass, and more. A range of private lesson and ensemble opportunities are available to string players, and all students are invited to participate in frequent student workshops and performances.
For more information about the String Department at the Concord Community Music School, please call 603-228-1196 or visit www.ccmusicschool.org.
About the Concord Community Music School
Concord Community Music School is a full member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and is recognized nationally for program innovation and management excellence. Welcoming adults, teens, and children of all musical abilities, 50 artist teachers reach more than 33,000 people in four states with educational programs, concerts, workshops, and community partnerships. CCMS has received major funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hearst Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Jane’s Trust, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The Music School is the 2005 recipient of the NH Governor’s Arts Award for Cultural Access Leadership.
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For Immediate Release: 
November 22, 2016
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CONCORD, N.H.—Spirit-lifting holiday music is the theme for the next two installments in the Bach’s Lunch Series of lectures and concerts at the Concord Community Music School.
On Thursday, December 1, Mary Dolch, associate director of chapel music at St. Paul’s School in Concord, will give a lecture titled “O Come, O Come: Why Not Christmas Now?”The following week, on December 8, the soprano trio Trillium, comprised of Peggo Horstmann Hodes, Hannah Schramm Murray, and Jane Berlin Pauley will join with pianist Calvin Herst for a concert of holiday favorites. Bach’s Lunch programs are free and open to the public, and take place from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the School’s Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street, downtown Concord.
Mary Dolch grew up in Concord studying piano with Kathy Southworth at the Concord Community Music School and organ with Ken Grinnell during her high school years. She recently earned her master's degree in Organ Performance from Yale University's Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music, where she studied organ with Thomas Murray. In her December 1 lecture, Dolch will explore Advent music, discuss the importance of the Advent season, and give a taste of what the chapel program at St. Paul’s School does to celebrate the season.
In Trillium’s December 8 holiday concert, the group will bring their lyrical vocals and finely-tuned harmonies to favorite holiday music selections, old and new.
For more information, please call 603-228-1196 or visit www.ccmusicschool.org.
About the Speaker and Artists
Mary Dolch (originally Mary Copeley) grew up in Concord studying piano with Kathy Southworth at the Concord Community Music School and organ with Ken Grinnell during her high school years. She recently earned her master's degree in Organ Performance from Yale University's Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music, where she studied organ with Thomas Murray. While a student there, she served as the Interim Director of Music & Organist for Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, CT, and was a member of the Yale Schola Cantorum. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor's degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, graduating summa cum laude with a major in Organ Performance (studying with Dr. Matthew Lewis) and a minor in Piano Pedagogy. She has won several awards for her playing in both piano and organ, including The Charles Ives Prize from the Yale School of Music in 2015, The Joan Lippincott Competition for Excellence in Organ in 2014 and The Westminster Piano Scholarship in 2012. As a choral singer, she has performed in venues throughout the United States, England and Paris, such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, the Philadelphia Kimmel Center, The Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Westminster Abbey, St. John’s College Cambridge, Lancing College Chapel, Saint-Sulpice, and two live radio broadcasts by the BBC in 2015. This fall Mary joined the faculty of St. Paul’s School where she lives with her new husband, Eric, and Newfoundland puppy, Hildegard. She serves as the Associate Director of Chapel Music, assisting Nicholas White with the Chapel Music Program, teaching music lessons, and coaching basketball.
Hannah Schramm Murray, soprano, earned a master’s degree in music from Westminster Choir College. Additional studies include Connecticut College (B.A.), the Royal Academy of Music in London, and Middlebury College’s Deutsch fur Sangerin Program. Mrs. Murray is a frequent soloist throughout the Northeastern United States, including singing for the Nashua Symphony, Trinity United Methodist Church in Springfield, Mass., the Monadnock Valley Chorus, and Concord Community Chorus. Mrs. Murray is also an in-demand voice teacher.  Her students have gone on to some of the nations leading schools of music and have sung off and on Broadway.  She is the Chair of the Voice and Choral Department at Concord Community Music School.  Mrs. Murray is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the mother of two girls, Grace and Caroline. 
Peggo Horstmann Hodes, soprano, is an extraordinarily versatile performer. She holds masters’degrees in Elementary Education from Lesley College and in Vocal Pedagogy from New England Conservatory. Director of the Songweavers women’s chorus at the Concord Community Music School where she also presents Vibrant Voice workshops, Peggo has been a soloist with the New Hampshire Symphony, the Granite State Symphony, the Concord Chorale, and the Musicians of Wall Street. In recital, she has premiered works written for her by William Fletcher and Thomas Oboe Lee. In 2009, Peggo premiered “Kaddish,”a new work about the Holocaust by Lawrence Siegel.  Peggo has recorded six CDs with her husband, Paul Hodes, in their groups Peggosus and Peggo & Paul, two of which won Parents' Choice Awards. Peggo has recorded numerous other CDs, including with femme m'amie, a  solo CD - Peggo: In Love, and recently,  Homeward Bound with Larksong Trio. Peggo loves to sing anytime...anywhere.
Jane Berlin Pauley, soprano, received her bachelor of music in performance from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts and her master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. She pursued further studies at Westminster Choir College, Manhattan School of Music, Aspen Opera Theater Center, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Her opera and concert engagements include Rutgers Summerfest, New England Lyric Operetta, Dartmouth Handel Society, Longwood Opera, and Opera D’amore. Her teachers include Susan Clickner, Bruce Kolb, Cynthia Hoffman, and William Sharp.
Calvin Herst, piano, performs frequently as a collaborative pianist. He has appeared in concert performances at the Kennedy Center, the Philadelphia Academy of Music, throughout the People’s Republic of China, and in venues across northern New England. He has performed in numerous regional, state and national competitions supporting both student and professional performers. He can be heard on recordings with Peggo Horstmann Hodes (Summer Nights) and the Larksong Trio (Homeward Bound), of which he is the founding pianist. He is the pianist for the Unitarian Universalist Church in Concord and the Suncook Valley Chorale. Recognized with the NH Governor's Arts Award in Education in 2015, he has previously been on the faculty of the Ithaca College School of Music, the Community Music Center of Boston, and Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. Mr. Herst received his bachelor’s and master’s degreesmagna cum laude in piano performance from Ithaca College, along with the Dalcroze Eurhythmics Teaching License. He has also studied conducting extensively, including a summer at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. 
About the Concord Community Music School
Concord Community Music School is a full member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and is recognized nationally for program innovation and management excellence. Welcoming adults, teens and children of all musical abilities, 53 artist teachers reach more than 33,000 people in four states with educational programs, concerts, workshops and community partnerships. CCMS has received major funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hearst Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Jane’s Trust, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and is the 2005 recipient of the NH Governor’s Arts Award for Cultural Access Leadership.
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For Immediate Release: November 21, 2016

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CONCORD, N.H.—Make your holiday season merry and bright with an evening of holiday music and folk favorites. Celebrated folk duo Susie Burke and David Surette will join with sideman extraordinaire Kent Allyn for an uplifting night of music, interweaving nimble guitar and mandolin playing, masterful bass and piano accompaniment, and heartfelt vocals. The concert will take place at 7:30 pm, Saturday, December 10, in the Concord Community Music School’s Recital Hall at 23 Wall Street in Concord.  

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For Immediate Release: November 11, 2016

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CONCORD, NH—With credits ranging from operatic solos in Vienna, to performances with the New York City Ballet, to appearances at Carnegie Hall, three new Voice Department faculty members are bringing rich and varied experience to the Concord Community Music School in the 2016-2017 school year.

The Music School is pleased to welcome Sharon Baker (soprano), Julie Braun Haines (soprano), and Petra Pacaric (mezzo-soprano), who will teach private lessons and coach vocal ensembles.

Mezzo-Soprano Petra Pacaric holds a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the Boston Conservatory. Originally from Austria, she studied music and foreign languages at the Innsbruck Conservatory of Music and the University of Innsbruck, from which she graduated with an M.A. in Foreign Languages in Conference Interpretation and Translation. Petra Pacaric is at home in a wide range of musical styles, ranging from classical to the Great American Songbook. Ms. Pacaric has performed extensively with Boston Symphony and Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Boston, Tanglewood, and at Carnegie Hall. Her featured solo engagements include collaborations with numerous major area companies such as New England Light Opera, Longwood Opera, the Metrowest Symphony, Nashua Symphony, and Westford Chorale, as well as countless recitals in the greater Boston area and New Hampshire. A versatile mezzo-soprano, she is also active as a jazz vocalist with regular music engagements in and around Boston. She is a member of the voice faculty at Phillips Exeter Academy and lives in Stratham where she maintains a private voice studio.

Sharon Baker (soprano) earned her master’s degree from the New England Conservatory. She has taught voice for over three decades both privately and in the college setting. She currently teaches at St. Anselm College as well as through her voice studio in Durham, and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. An international performing and recording artist, Sharon specializes in Baroque performance practices of the 17th and 18th centuries. She has performed regularly with the Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque and New York City Ballet, among others. In 1998, she was honored with the Boston Globe’s “Musician of the Year” award, which included a live broadcast and lecture/recital as part of the Bank Boston Celebrity Series. Sharon also has a passion for contemporary American opera, and premiered Phillip Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher, and Robert Aldrige’s Elmer Gantry. Performing informs her teaching, teaching improves her performing, and her voice students are her best teachers! Each voice is unique and each singer brings a fresh and personal perspective to the interpretation of song literature. Sharon is continually amazed and challenged by the vocal personalities that cross her path.

Julie Braun Haines, soprano, has performed operatic roles in the United States, Canada, and Italy. She has been engaged as a soloist for Schubertiade in Vienna and the Atelier Concert Series in Paris. A Boston Globe, "Best Bet," Ms. Haines has sung Bacchianas Brazileiras at the Regent Theater and at St. Mark's International Chamber Music Festival. Under the coaching of Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Del Tredici, she has performed his tour de force,Dracula at Aspen Music Festival. A graduate of Tufts University and New England Conservatory of Music, she is touted by opera legend Christa Ludwig for possessing "a fresh silvery voice of large volume and perfect trained technique...with strong expressiveness and musicality." Julie lives in Durham with her husband, Tom, a veteran journalist and assistant professor at UNH. They have two children, Luca and Colette who have themselves enjoyed taking the stage with Oyster River Players and New Hampshire Theater Project. In a private voice studio at home and in coachings for the up-and-coming a cappella group "Cosmic Notes," Julie celebrates natural, joyful singing.

The Concord Community Music School is home to a wide-ranging vocal and choral program, offering private lessons in multiple vocal styles, such as jazz, classical, and musical theater, as well as a range of choruses including the Purple Finches Youth Chorus, Teen Vocal Ensemble, and Songweavers women’s community chorus.

For more information about voice lessons and choruses at the Concord Community Music School, please call 603-228-1196 or visit www.ccmusicschool.org.

About the Concord Community Music School

Concord Community Music School is a full member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and is recognized nationally for program innovation and management excellence. Welcoming adults, teens, and children of all musical abilities, 50 artist teachers reach more than 33,000 people in four states with educational programs, concerts, workshops, and community partnerships. CCMS has received major funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hearst Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Jane’s Trust, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The Music School is the 2005 recipient of the NH Governor’s Arts Award for Cultural Access Leadership.

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