Friday, July 11, 2008

Weekend Concert Calendar, 7/10/08

In the summer, the music tends to go bucolic...meaning that stuff is happening in places that are not Boston, but out in the woods and pastures of rural New England. I have nothing for you in the city, but there's some things going on in other places.

If you are in the Amherst area, check out the Amherst Early Music Festival performances.

If you are in south-western MA, check out The Berkshire Choral Festival. This Saturday they are presenting an "All-American Program." This will be in Sheffield, MA at the Rovensky Concert Shed. There will be music by Thompson, Hanson, Dello Joio. Since the concert is conducted by Craig Jessop, former conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, there will of course also be music by Mack Wilberg, current conductor and former assistant conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, because they are tight like that. I would, in fact, be interested to know if Craig Jessop ever programmed a concert that had no Mack Wilberg on it. However, I digress! You should check this concert out, not only because the Berkshire Choral Festival is cool, but because Christophèren Nomura is a soloist! Remember him?

And, y'know, there's always Tanglewood.

Summer Sing Schedule:

Monday, July 14 at 7 pm Carlos Martinez will conduct Rutter's "Requiem" at the First Church of Christ Scientist at 115 Concord Street in Nashua. This is hosted by the Nashua Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. More details on their summer sings here (scroll to the bottom of the page.)

Also on Monday, July 14, this one at 8 pm, William Sano will conduct Mozart's "Coronation Mass" and the Vespers at the Old Town Hall in Salem (32 Derby Square.) This is hosted by the Paul Madore Chorale. More details on their summer sings here.

Tuesday, July 15 at 8pm Jane Ring Frank will conduct J.S. Bach’s “Magnificat” at the National Heritage Museum (corner of Marrett Road and Massachusetts Ave.) in Lexington. This is hosted by the Masterworks Chorale. More details on their summer sings here.

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