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On Monday, September 16, The Nashua Community Concert Association opens its 89th consecutive season with an exciting concert by the Celtic Angels featuring sweet and stirring songs of Ireland, rigorously precise dances featuring Patrick O’Mahoney of “Riverdance” and traditional musicianship from The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin. Be carried away to Ireland on wings of music by the amazing rhythm and artistry of this 14 member troupe.
On Friday, October 4, the Neave Trio featuring violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselove, and pianist Eri Nakamura, will engage us with new works by living composers through their innovative concert presentation. They have performed at many esteemed concert series and at festivals worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the United Kingdom and in Russia. “Neave” is a Gaelic name meaning “bright” and “radiant,” both of which apply to this trio’s music making.”
Wednesday, October 30, will bring us Tajci’s Waking Up in America (Those Were the Days)) in a new musical cabaret style show of the American Songbook. Tatiana “Tajci” Cameron is an award-winning music artist from Croatia with international flair. She is joined by her sister, Los Angeles-based actress/singer Sanya Mateyas, and keyboardist extraordinaire Brian Hanson.
On Friday, April 28, Judy Pancoast, singer, songwriter and recording artist, will perform All My Best Memories: Built by The Carpenters, singing the music that shaped her life and sharing the stories of her relationship to that music and to the Carpenters themselves. Effervescent, energetic, and entertaining, she crafts clever songs with infectious melodies that delight the young and the young at heart.
On Saturday, March 21 at 3 p.m. the Glasgow-based Maxwell Quartet, regarded as one of Britain’s finest string quartets, will feature four close friends who grew up playing classical and folk music. They met again as postgraduate students and in 2010 formed the Quartet. Colin Scobie on first violin, George Smith on second violin, Elliot Perks on viola, and Duncan Strachan on cello will play original arrangements of Scottish folk music, as well as classical selections.
The season will conclude on Tuesday, April 28 with a Beach Boy Tribute by Sail On. Six musicians, who are all huge fans of The Beach Boys, will perform more than 30 Beach Boy hits, played exactly as you remember hearing them on their legendry albums. From “Little Deuce Coupe” to “Surfin’ Safari” and from “California Girls” to “Good Vibrations,” the show will take you back to the 1960s, capturing the signs and sounds of an endless summer.
Founded in 1931 by 35 local residents concerned that Nashua should expand its arts presence, the organization has presented concerts by nationally known performers ever since. The current season (September through April, with a winter break) includes six concerts, all for the remarkably low subscription price of $70 ($15 for students 22 years of age and younger).
All concerts take place at Nashua High School North, 8 Titan Way in Nashua at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of the Maxwell Quartet which will start at 3 p.m. For further information, to see short videos of each show, or to subscribe or purchase individual concert tickets on-line, go to www.nashuacommunityconcerts.org . If you have questions, please call 603-318-1792.