The 2011 – 2012 Concert Season!

Our 81st Year!

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

The Four Aces — Tue, Sep 20, 2011 – 8:00 PM
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Sixty years ago, a quartet called The Four Aces began making hit records, and they didn't stop until they reached No. 1 with "Three Coins in a Fountain" and "Love is a Many Splendored Thing". Other Top 10 hits include "Sin", "Stranger in Paradise", and "Tell Me Why".

Carrying on the tradition of the original group and led by Fred Diodati (part of the group since the '50s), The Four Aces continue to entertain audiences with magical melodies, inspiring instrumentals and laugh–out–loud remarks. The four vocalists are accompanied by a trio of musicians, providing a rich sound of familiar, feel–good music.

These accomplished showmen connect today's audiences with a never–to–be–forgotten era of American music.

2001 Inductees - Vocal Group Hall of Fame

American Spirit — Sat, Oct 15, 2011 – 8:00 PM
American Spirit

The 2011 / 2012 Concert Season marks the 10th anniversary of the world changing events of 9/11. To honor this pivotal moment in American History, Matt Davenport Productions, Inc is privileged to present the stirring world premier production of AMERICAN SPIRIT.

Join the multi-talented cast of 10 as they take you on a powerful journey through the events, and introduce you to the people, that define the American Spirit! From the birth of our nation to a spectacular 4th of July Celebration you don't have to look far to see, hear and feel the true spirit of our great land.

As seen through the eyes of the well meaning, but slightly befuddled Mayor of Your HomeTown U.S.A.; it's a powerful 90 minute song, dance and storytelling journey through parade routes and battlefields; town halls and concert halls. Witness moments of the American Revolution mixed with the industrial revolution. Hear Prohibition Jazz grow out of Civil War Spirituals. And enjoy America's heroes on the battlefield and ball field rubbing elbows with entertainers and politicians alike! Iconic video images are surrounded by the sounds and speeches of our Nation's history. It's the music, moments and memories that make us proud to be Americans.

With opportunities to feature soloists and choirs from your community; it's a show that starts in the town square gazebo and comes marching right down the aisles. Filled with humor and heart, it is a production that will renew your AMERICAN SPIRIT!

American Tenors — Fri, Nov 4, 2011 – 8:00 PM

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Founded in 2002, The American Tenors have delighted audiences across the United States and Europe with their captivating show: a vibrant combination of splendid voices, spot-on humor and impeccable selections.

As individuals, Marcus McConico, Nathan Granner and Ben Gulley boast impressive credentials, having accumulated an array of awards and performed in opera and theater productions from Italy to Hawaii. As a trio, though, they shine as bright as a spotlight. Accompanied by piano, their clear, buoyant voices join to enthrall and inspire audiences

From "Nessun Dorma" to "West Side Story", and from the Great American Songbook to Neopolitan favorites, and evening with The American Tenors is guaranteed to thrill, to entrance and, above all, to satisfy every audience. The American Tenors truly represent "a new generation in American singing".

"… raised the spirits of all present …"
— The AT Times

Spanish Brass — Sat, Feb 25, 2012 – 8:00 PM
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From classical to contemporary — and from Hong Kong to Brazil to New York — Spanish Brass has spanned the globe, performing eclectic musical programs from an elegant repertoire to the delight of audiences everywhere.

Since capturing first prize in the 1996 Narbonne (France) International Brass Quintet Competition, this brilliant quintet (two trumpets, trombone, French horn and tuba) has enthralled audiences in such prestigious venues as the Great American Brass Band Festival, Festival de Musique de Radio–France, Granada International Festival, Cheju Summer Festival (Korea) and Kalavrita Festival (Greece).

With impeccable phrasing and collaborative chemistry, Spanish Brass offers selections ranging from Bach and Mozart to flamboyant Hispanic works by Albeniz and Turina. Listeners marvel at the dynamic range and rhythmic intensity of this award-winning quintet. Their eclectic musical programs and elegant repertoire make Spanish Brass an audience favorite around the world.

"… magic from the opening chords … flawless."
— La Gazette des Cuiveres

Anita Chen — Fri, Mar 9, 2012 – 8:00 PM

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Anita Chen is one of the rarest talents in orchestral music: She is equally adept on two instruments.

Born in 1991, Anita Chen launched her career as a professional soloist at Carnegie Hall in 2002, performing on both violin and piano with the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble. Returning to Carnegie Hall in 2009, Anita made her recital debut in a program featuring Cimarosa, Mozart, Schubert, Liszt, Prokofiev and Markov, performing one half of the concert on piano and the other on violin.

Accepted into the pre-college division at Juilliard School at age 7, Anita has won numerous piano and violin competitions, including the 2007 Carlson–Horn Competition.

Anita plays with precision and style, warmth and imagination. And whether it's Mozart or Saint–Saens, piano or violin, she rewards audiences with a performance that's impressive and inspiring.

"… alluring and sensuous … exudes confidence …"
— The Strad Magazines

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei — Tue, Apr 17, 2012 – 8:00 PM
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Acrobats of Hebei China are a "must see" production that combines Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes, Chinese props, and beautiful music soundtrack. Ranging in ages from 19 – 25 and trained from childhood in acrobatics they are marvels of what the human mind and body can accomplish.

Acrobats of Hebei China are a rigorously trained, superbly skilled and highly accomplished acrobatic troupe. They are talented and disciplined athletes who have entertained the world by performing an awe–inspiring spectacle leaving audiences amazed and delighted in performances from South Africa to the South Pacific, from Korea to the United Kingdom, and now the Acrobats of Hebei China introduce their talents to the United States.

Acrobats of Hebei China are masters of agility and grace presenting shows that will amaze and delight audiences. Be amazed at Hoop Diving featuring flips, jumps and diving through multiple hoops, and the dramatic performance of a female contortionist who balances crystal glass while performing her act. The comical Chinese Lion performance is a highlight that features costumed performers who create splendid action as colorful red and gold Chinese Lions and the breathtaking Chinese Poles in a highly skilled and technical acrobatic performance. Acrobats of Hebei China also includes such performances as Diablo, Martial Arts, Bungee, Hand Balance, and Chair Stacking to create a fast moving production. The Acrobats of Hebei China combine outstanding performances, authentic Chinese props, stunning costumes, beautiful music soundtrack and Chinese traditions.

"The Acrobats of Hebei were a big hit at this year's fair!"
— Tulsa State Fair, Oklahoma