The 2010 – 2011 Concert Season!

Our 80th Year!

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

Celtic Blaze — Mon, Sep 27, 2010 – 8:00 PM
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Stephanie Cadman's Celtic Blaze is an energetic, creative, theatrical, entertaining and motivating show that appeals to audiences of all ages. Celtic Blaze reflects Canadian heritage through music and dance blended by Cadman’s contemporary, creative edge. Cadman, a world champion tap dancer (Bowfire, The StepCrew), has traveled throughout the world as a dancer and fiddle player.

Joined by the singing and fiddling sensation, Miranda Mulholland, Celtic Blaze's unique choreography invites you to a Celtic sojourn of dance and music by James Quinn, guitar; Devin Hornby, bass; Kirk White, percussion, and Brad Fremlin, piano and marching snare drum. Audiences young and old will be drawn in to Celtic Blaze's uplifting musical experience.

"… galvanizes the audience with a show–stopping melody…"
— Concert Hour Curator, Randy Hoffman, Palomar College

"… step–dancing talent … Stephanie Cadman …is plenty exciting"
— Variety

Barbra and Frank — "The Concert That Never Was" — Mon, Oct 11, 2010 – 8:00 PM
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A sensational tribute to the Voices of the Century, Sinatra and Streisand – Sharon Owens as Barbra Streisand and Sebastian Anzaldo as Frank Sinatra

They never actually worked together but it's tantalizing to think what it would have been like to have Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra teamed up for a concert tour. "The Concert That Never Was" includes segments in which Streisand and Sinatra create masterful duets of Somewhere, Something Stupid, and New York New York. Together, they bring audiences to their feet with Music and Memories that only these Two Legendary Icons can.

"… Owens' stunning resemblance to Barbra Streisand in both voice and appearance…"
"… Anzaldo resembles and sounds like a young, handsome Frank Sinatra…"
— Showbiz Weekly

The Great American Songbook — Tue, Nov 9, 2010 – 8:00 PM

The Great American Songbook

The Great American Songbook is a stunning journey through a century of American music.with show–stopping performances by a dazzling cast of eight performers!

This innovative, potpourri of popular music showcases among many scenes, a 1940's–style "live radio show", the entire Wizard of Oz re-created in seven minutes and a salute to Motown's Temptations and The Supremes. Classics from the Great American Masters like Rodgers and Hammerstein, Harold Arlen and the Gershwins are revamped into dazzling production numbers and spine–tingling tap dance routines. Plus, our newest chapter features songs from today's hit makers like Michael Buble, Ray Charles and Billy Joel.

With lush musical arrangements of award-winning songs from Somewhere Over the Rainbow, to Route 66 to Bridge Over Troubled Waters, there's a memorable musical moment for every family member in The Great American Songbook!

The Artie Shaw Orchestra featuring Matt Koza — Thu, Feb 24, 2011 – 8:00 PM

Artie Shaw Orchestra

Some of the most popular music of all time, hits such as Stardust, Begin the Beguine, Moonglow and Carioca, were recorded by Artie Shaw and his band in the 1930's, 40's and 50's. Today the Artie Shaw Orchestra continues to be one of the best of the remaining big bands from the swing era. Although Artie passed away in 2005, his clarinet virtuosity is now carried on by his successor, band leader Matt Koza. the Artie Shaw Orchestra continues to tour the world thrilling big band aficionados and swing dancers alike.

Alpin Hong, Pianist — Fri, Mar 25, 2011 – 8:00 PM
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Whirlwind American tours and performances across the globe have earned pianist Alpin Hong the reputation as a modern day Pied Piper. His combination of stunning technique, emotional range, and rare humor brings audiences young and old to their feet. Gramophone magazine declared Mr. Hong's first CD "a debut that enhances this young pianist's reputation". His second album in January 2007 sold out of its first run within a matter of weeks and has garnered critical acclaim. The New York Times lauded his "crystalline … energy & clear and persuasive ideas … and remarkable breadth of coloration" and called him "a pianistic firebrand" in a review of his standing-room only New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall.

"… Alpin Hong: Classical for the iPod generation"
— Ocala Star–Banner

"… Hong has a clear opportunity to do for the classical piano what Yo–Yo Ma did for the cello: make it hip."
— New York Times

Bronn and Katherine Journey — Tue, Apr 26, 2011 – 8:00 PM
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From the inspiring natural beauty of their Pacific Northwest home, the Journeys – Bronn and Katherine and their harps – bring you music that is nothing short of glorious! The harp is often called "the instrument of angels", and Bronn's amazing versatility and skill on this ancient instrument, along with Katherine's radiant voice will transport you to the gates of heaven itself!

The music – Broadway, movie themes, Celtic tunes, and some classical – is casual, as is Bronn's warm sense of humor. By the end of the evening, you will agree that not only are the Journeys fine entertainers, they have made you feel as comfortable as you would have felt as a friend in their living room.

"… Katherine's voice has an angelic quality. Bronn compliments her singing with delicate arrangements. Their music embraces the listener and together Bronn and Katherine blend seamlessly."
— Music Sidelines, Portland, OR