The 2013 – 2014 Concert Season!

Our 83rd Year!

If you'd like to attend concerts like these, you should consider joining the Nashua Community Concert Association. Season memberships are available. Go to the Join the Association page for more information.

Back on Broadway — Tuesday, September 17, 2013 – 8:00 PM

Following the overwhelming reception of “On Broadway” during the 2007–2008 concert season, Matt Davenport Productions has created a brand new production celebrating the magic of the Great White Way… “Back On Broadway!”
Ten star–struck performers arrive in the Big Apple looking for their big break on Broadway. With their new–found book, “How to Succeed on Broadway” how can they fail? Back on Broadway
Relive time–tested favorites through dazzling production numbers — new hit shows and all–time classics — through the eyes of the next generation of Broadway Stars!

The multi-talented cast of ten brings to life the most popular scenes and songs from new Broadway classics:

The Producers
Legally Blonde
Jersey Boys
Mama Mia and more!
Ragtime
Mary Poppins
9 to 5
Memphis
Avenue Q
The Addams Family

…and hits from award-winning revivals: Anything Goes, South Pacific, Evita, Hello Dolly!

The Diamonds — Friday, October 18, 2013 – 8:00 PM

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In 1957 The Diamonds released an instant million selling hit called “Little Darlin’”. The song continues to sell worldwide and has been dubbed “the National Anthem of Rock and Roll”. To date it has sold approximately 20 million copies.
Through the years since the release of “Little Darlin’” The Diamonds have learned one important lesson — the durability of this classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. As a result, The Diamonds continue to expand their audience to this day, performing in a variety of venues and settings worldwide. These performances include — with Symphony Orchestras, in Performing Arts Theatres and major concert halls, on cruise ships, in casinos, at county and state fairs, on tours of England, Ireland, Brazil, Chile, Korea, and Japan, for benefit concerts, corporate conventions and at nightclubs. “We've been pleased to find a growing audience among all age groups. They love songs they can understand, remember and actually sing the words to–today, tomorrow, or even 20 years from now.”

"The Diamonds are one of the best vocal groups in show business today… period"
— Press of Atlantic City, NJ

"Gary, Jerry, Sean and Jeff's fast-paced and highly professional performance brought the audience to its feet in an instantaneous ovation at its conclusion."
— Jaque Dickensheid, Concert Chairman, Two Rivers Historical Society

Jesse Lynch's Jazz 101 — Monday, November 18, 2013 – 8:00 PM

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Welcome to Jesse Lynch Jazz 101! As a new multimedia show, we trace a line through the last century, watching America's art form unfold from its roots in New Orleans through the heyday of swing and bebop and into the lives of contemporary artists today.
As we play songs that touched lives through the decades, you see it onscreen in salient historical photographs and film clips from the times. From “Maple Leaf Rag” to “Misty;” from the days of Louis & Ella to Thelonious; from Duke to Jobim, come fall in love with a fresh perspective of an inspired century.
If Jesse Lynch sounds and looks familiar, this is probably because he is no stranger to Live On Stage Audiences. Jesse has been on tour through the United States in well over 100 engagements in performance with Daniel Rodriguez and The American Tenors.
As a pianist, composer, arranger, improviser, and educator, Jesse Lynch regularly performs in any number of musical styles. From Beethoven to Bop, to free jazz and contemporary composition, he regularly straddles the spectrum of musical innovation and tradition.
Jesse studied both jazz and classical performance and has an extensive professional history as a vocal accompanist and coach. Jesse currently plays jazz, funk, opera, pop, R&B, electronica and classical music in New York City. He collaborated with writer/poet Gil Helmick and several improvising musicians in 2008 on the album, “Crimes Against Inhumanity,” available on Old Port Records.
Upcoming projects include work with Charlie Neville, a TriBeca music/theater/dance project called “Water in the Desert,” music directing and piano for the upcoming radio show “Club 86,” playing in Hollywood for an Oscars After-Party, and traveling to Australia to collaborate with notable playwright Shaun Charles and New Zealand's famous “Songbirds,” Marla and Marissa.

DePue Brothers Band — Thursday, January 23, 2014 – 8:00 PM
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For those not familiar with this musical iconic family bred in Bowling Green, Ohio, one is in for an ear–bending revelation. These four violinist brothers encompass a vivid blend of bluegrass, classical, and rock genres. DePue Brothers are a musical powerhouse. Each brother is a classical virtuoso in his own right, and brings rich and diverse talents to their sound. As a family, they have been making music together for over 25 years. They were named “Musical Family of America” in 1989 by presidential decree, were the subject of a nationally televised PBS documentary in 1993, and two brothers (Jason and Zach) were featured in the documentary film “Music From the Inside Out,” in 2005.
Their first album as brothers, Classical Grass, sold out of its first printing. From Carnegie Hall to the Grand Ole Opry, the DePue Brothers have been performing all over the world. Coming together with Tony Trischka, Mark Cosgrove, Don Liuzzi and co–producer, Rodney Whittenberg, the band began performing and recording in 2004. Weapons of Grass Construction, with its progressive mix of genres, gives a direct nod to their classical training, while adding a deeper infusion of rock and blues

Dale Gonyea, Pianist — Saturday, March 15, 2014 – 8:00 PM

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At the age of five, Dale Gonyea got up very early one morning and, without a single lesson, spontaneously began playing the piano. His parents were astonished because they did not have a piano. They decided he needed therapy or music lessons. Therapy was expensive. They bought a piano and a career was born.

Dale Gonyea is a University of Michigan music graduate who now uses the piano as the springboard for his unique humor. It has brought him worldwide acclaim. Named “Classic Comedian of the Year” by a Manhattan radio station, Gonyea is an Emmy winner, a Clio nominee, and his song-spoof, “I Need Your Help, Barry Manilow” was Grammy-nominated for Comedy Record of the Year. The Los Angeles Times proclaimed him “heir to the piano–comedy throne” during the run of his solo theater piece, A Twelve O’clock Guy in a Nine O’clock Town. His song, “Has Anybody Seen My Heart?” was featured in the HBO Movie The Girl Gets Moe starring Tony Danza.

He has also written numerous songs for Disney, including the Sport Goofy anthem, “You Can Always Be Number One” and the Genie’s song, “Nothing in the World Quite Like a Friend” for The Return of Jafar, the sequel to Aladdin. Aside from national jingles, his songs have been performed by Rosie O’Donnell, Kaye Ballard, Ray Stevens, among others and his Cher parody was featured in the hit show Catskills on Broadway.

Television appearances include Evening at the Improv, HBO Young Comedians, TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes, Paramount Comedy Theater, and as a special musical reporter on Entertainment Tonight.

Yang & Olivia Liu — Friday, April 11, 2014 – 8:00 PM
Yang & Olivia Liu

Yang and Olivia Liu were both students at the University of Cincinnati when they first met. At the time, Yang Liu was a sought after violinist and a prodigy from China. Olivia was an accomplished pianist combining both scholarly and concert activities. While in school, they have each won prizes in competitions, including gold medals in Chinese national competitions and an award in the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (Yang Liu). Their life coincided when Yang turned pages for Olivia at her performance and right there decided to take her as his wife. Since then, they have performed together as a couple, sharing stories of love with audiences through their music.

Mr. and Mrs. Liu have appeared together internationally and in the United States highlighted by performances at major festivals and venues, such as Ravinia Festival, Kennedy Center, Oficina Music Festival in Brazil, Algarve Music Festival in Portugal and throughout their homeland China, among others. They believe music sharing is sharing life and not just a demonstration of technical brilliance and virtuosity. Ultimately, with their performances they want to also communicate their message of faith, love and joy.

A native of China, Yang Liu currently serves on the Artist Faculty of the Roosevelt University College of Performing Arts in Chicago. His wife, a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano, serves as Assistant Professor at Vander Cook College of Music. Mr. and Mrs. Liu reside in Chicago where they cherish their family of two sons.