The 2009 – 2010 Concert Season!

Our Seventy Ninth Year!

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

Presidio Brass — Fri, Sep 11, 2009 – 8:00 PM
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Presidio Brass is a dynamic force in American brass chamber music. With a unique and exciting repertoire written specifically for the ensemble, this San Diego-based quintet is committed to promoting musical education for the next generation, providing engaging programs and forging lasting bonds with their audiences.

Trained at the Juilliard School, Boston Conservatory, USC and Manhattan School of Music, the members have performed with orchestras including the London Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic, on motion picture soundtracks, and even on video game music! Versatile, vibrant, and delightful, Presidio Brass is "… a shining example of contemporary ensemble performance" (Randy Hoffman, Palomar College).

"… crisp, disciplined playing, an engaging demeanor …"
— Concert Hour Curator, Randy Hoffman, Palomar College

"… a wailing success."
— Lampoc Record

Red Hot Hollywood — Fri, Oct 9, 2009 – 8:00 PM
Red Hot Hollywood

From the silver screen to the stage, Matt Davenport Productions Inc. presents a thrilling "red carpet" review of Hollywood's greatest music memories. A versatile cast of eleven sing, dance and recreate magical movie memories by Gene Kelly, Astaire and Rogers, Julie Andrews, Donald O’Connor, Judy Garland and more. Our talented Music Director/accompanist serves as host, portraying varied Hollywood icons, such as the Director, Producer, ticket-taker, stage hand and more to tell Hollywood's musical story.

From the golden age of Singin' in the Rain, Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz, we'll fast-forward to today's contemporary movie musicals, including Chicago, Grease and Hairspray. Creative stage adaptations of Academy Award-winning compositions like "My Heart Will Go On," "Take My Breath Away," and "A Whole New World" will fill the stage with cinematic proportions.

An array of colorful sets and costumes sparkle around innovative musical arrangements and choreography as the auditorium comes alive with the sound of movie music.

Daniel Rodriguez — Mon, Nov 23, 2009 – 8:00 PM

Click on this image to go to the Daniel Rodriguez web site Former New York City police officer, Daniel Rodriguez has experienced a meteoric rise to fame. He was one of his department's designated anthem singers on September 11, 2001, when fate intervened — he rendered a capella performances of "God Bless America" and the National Anthem that proved far greater than a patriotic gesture. Ringing, heartfelt and beautiful, his performance stirred the hearts of the entire nation.

Since then, he has performed at venues ranging from 2002 Winter Olympics, to Disneyland, to The White House. A pillar of courage and faith, Daniel Rodriguez is truly an inspiration, who freely shares his deep appreciation for life, God and country.

"… the second coming of Andrea Bocelli …"
— The Trades Online

"a real voice… full-bodied singing …"
— New York Times

Hunt Family Fiddlers — Fri, Feb 19, 2010 – 8:00 PM

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The Hunt Family Fiddlers are an award-winning family of Irish step dancers, fiddlers and singers that marvel audiences around the world! This family performs Celtic, bluegrass, inspirational and popular tunes, serving up a unique blend with every show. They have released four albums, and were honored to perform for Queen Elizabeth during her 2007 visit to the United States.

With numerous performances in the UK, three consecutive years opening for the Virginia Symphony, and "held-over" status for three seasons at Busch Gardens Europe under their belt, the Hunt Family Fiddlers are sure to amaze you with their high-class performance and capture your heart with their charm!

"SIX standing ovations!"
— Newport Waterfront Irish Festival

"The show was terrific!"
— Ashe County Arts Council (NC)

Nearly Neil & the Solitary Band — Tue, Mar 9, 2010 – 8:00 PM

Click on this image to go to the Nearly Neil and the Solitary Band web site In 1994, a legendary path was set in motion when Vancouver-born Bobby Bruce won a talent show with his incomparable impersonation of Neil Diamond. For fourteen years, Bruce has never looked back, playing for thousands of screaming fans throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia with his dead-on Diamond tribute.

Legends in Concert (Las Vegas)… Bally's Park Place (Atlantic City)… Legends in Concert (Australia)… Kuala Lumpur (private royalty performances)… a crowd of 30,000 in Calgary… audiences and critics alike are amazed with Bobby Bruce and the Solitary Band's "Nearly Neil" -- a "clever and disarming" performance with "to a tee" pizzazz and style (Adelaide Advertiser)!

"… brought the house down."
— Adelaide Advertiser (Australia)

"… as good as the real thing."
— Whakatane Beacon (New Zealand)

Rudolf Budginas — Thu, Apr 8, 2010 – 8:00 PM
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Musical prodigy Rudolf Budginas debuted with the Lithuanian National Symphony at age nine, trained at Moscow Conservatory, and promptly rose to international fame performing solo concerts. After moving to the U.S. in 1994, he discovered his true passion: giving classical music a broader audience appeal.

In his ingenious show "You, Me & the Piano," Budginas illustrates how classical music has influenced contemporary artists by actually breaking down how Billy Joel might have drawn on Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody" to get "Piano Man." Famous for audience and humorous asides, Rudolf Budginas takes the audience from "Claire de Lune" to "Rhapsody in Blue" with contagious energy and endless surprises!

"… soulful …"
— Los Angeles Times

"… real star-quality …"
— San Luis Obispo Tribune