The 2005 – 2006 Concert Season!

If you'd like to attend these concerts, you should consider joining the Nashua Community Concert Association. Season memberships are available.

Russian State Chorus – Fri, Sept 16, 2005
Russian State Chorus

The magnificent Russian State Chorus comprised of the glorious voices of 45 men and women under the impeccable direction of Igor Raevski has been known for decades as one of the world's leading choral ensembles. The Russian State Chorus specializes in a repertoire ranging from the grandiose choral works of great Russian composers to the charming folk songs that have been composed throughout Russia's glorious history. This ensemble truly serves as a shining representative of the former Soviet Union's deep tradition and heritage in choral music.

"The Russian State Chorus features numerous wonderful soloists, each performer, it seems, better than the one before it."
— Saint Francis Herald, 2003

Nathan Granner and Lisa Williamson – Sat, Oct 22, 2005
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Soprano Lisa Williamson is known for the agility of her lyric-coloratura voice and her theatrical artistry. She had her Carnegie Hall debut with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and she has performed with renowned conductor, Erich Kunzel, and the Toronto Symphony. Performances have included Violetta in La Traviata, Mozart's Requiem and songs of Duke Ellington with The Atlanta Ballet Orchestra.

Tenor Nathan Granner has made leading principal debuts with notable companies, including Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Theatre Saint Louis and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. He is also one of the members of The American Tenors, who have recently completed their first album on Sony Classical/Odyssey.

Lisa Williamson
Earl Rose's   Classic Broadway – Thur, Jan 19, 200

Award-winning composer and pianist, Earl Rose, effortlessly guides his audiences through the hits of film and Broadway, as well as the pop hits of today. Few composers have had the commercial success of Rose. He won an Emmy Award for his collaboration with Olivia Newton-John on Love Is A Gift, from the television show, Highlights from the Main Event. He has received numerous Emmy nominations, has had hits with major recording artists, has penned arrangements for The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, and has even scored songs in major motion pictures, including Object of My Affection, starring Jennifer Anniston and, more recently, White Oleander, starring Michelle Pfeifer.

"He has an almost arcane knack for capturing the mood and meaning of the music… every note works for a purpose, and his songs have the discipline of the finest haiku."
— New York Post

Earl Rose
River City Ramblers – Sat, Feb 11, 2006
The River City Ramblers

Relive the Golden Age of Dixieland music with the River City Ramblers! The sizzling performance of this six-piece combo showcases the exuberant sounds of banjo, trumpet, clarinet, piano, drums and sousaphone. The members of this ensemble have played in an impressive list of jazz events across the U.S. and Europe, including the St. Louis Ragtime Festival, the Mid-America Jazz Festival, the Convention of Jazz Educators, the Indianapolis Jazz Festival and Jeannie Kittrel's Jazz Incredibles. The River City Ramblers are consummate musicians, who understand the history and roots of Dixieland jazz, and create a fun, jovial atmosphere to reflect the mindset of the music's original creation.

"I'd put this band up against any in the country."
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Festival of Four – Sat, Mar 4, 2006
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Musical ensemble Festival of Four celebrates the joy of the unexpected in every performance! The internationally-acclaimed group of two Spain-trained guitarists (founder Richard Patterson and Guillermo Rios), one Yale-trained guitarist (Marc Teicholz) and one Julliard-trained flutist from Chile (Viviana Guzman). This ensemble blends a dazzling, eclectic mix of tunes from classical to New Age, incorporating the irresistible beats of the rhumba, the tarantella, the samba, the tango, the flamenco and the waltz.

"All… were full of fire and passion as was the performance."
— Metro Detroit Heritage
"… the performance never lacked a sense of joy and genuine love for the music."
— Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Pied Pipers – Wed, Mar 29, 2006

Few vocal ensembles have achieved the longevity and admiration of the legendary singing group The Pied Pipers who have been a mainstay of big band and popular jazz music since joining the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in January 1940. The ensemble scored numerous smash hits, including I'll Never Smile Again, This Love of Mine, Stardust, and Put Your Dreams Away for Another Day, with Frank Sinatra and their first gold record, Dream. There were countless television and radio appearances, a few films, and ultimately an induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001. The group has experienced changes in personnel through the years, but has always remained the "crème of the crop" in terms of jazz style, blend and vocal arrangements.

"… audience reaction … was just terrific. The standing ovation went on and on… this has to be one of the most exciting ovations we have had in some time."
— B. Clavin Jones, The Houston POPS Orchestra

The Pied Pipers