Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Opera and Broadway Greatest Hits I Nashua

From La Bohéme to Les Mis: Opera and Broadway’s Greatest Hits

SAT, OCTOBER 19 • 7:30 PM
Keefe Center for the Arts, Nashua

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James Orent, conductor
Meredith Hansen, mezzo-soprano
Neal Ferreira, tenor
with Peacock Players

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Soprano Meredith Hansen, hailed a “standout” by Ted Medrek of the Boston Herald for her performance of Antonia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, has scored many successes, both domestically and internationally. For her performance of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with Masterworks Chorale, the Boston Globe offered the following praise: “Soprano Meredith Hansen sang the surprisingly sweet ‘Crucifixus’ with a creamy tone and soared in the ‘O salutaris hostia.’”Opera magazine (UK) deemed her “a real find”, and Opera News stated, “As Marzelline, the jailer’s daughter in love with Fidelio, soprano Meredith Hansen was a bright, clever presence, and the size and color of her voice matched the role perfectly. She succeeded where very few singers do, making perfect dramatic sense of a romantic comedy figure essentially stranded in this otherwise dark and serious work.” Upcoming engagements in 2019 include a concert of Italian Arias (Il Trovatore, I Puritani, Andrea Chenier) and an Opera Gala in New Hampshire (Rusalka, La Traviata, among others.) Pleased to return to the Metropolitan Opera Roster in spring 2017 for the acclaimed Francesca Zambello production of Cyrano de Bergerac, the 2017-18 season sees Ms. Hansen in a series of engagements that highlights new repertoire as well as seasoned favorites. Performing Mimi, Norma and Luisa Miller in a concert of arias with Boston Bel Canto Opera, she also joined the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra as Frasquita in Carmen. She performs as the Soprano Soloist in the Verdi Requiem in a return engagement with Landmarks Orchestra at the iconic Boston Hatch Memorial Shell in August 2018. Meredith Hansen’s 2015-16 season included singing as the Trainbearer in Strauss’Elektra in a return engagement with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Boston Symphony Hall and also Carnegie Hall as well as stepping in last minute as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Opera in Williamsburg. She also appeared as a featured soloist at Asheville Lyric Opera's annual Gala and in a concert of Mozart Arias and Scenes (Konstanze, Fiordiligi, Contessa) with the Opera Theatre of Connecticut at the Sanibel Music Festival. In 2014 she made her Boston Symphony debut (at Tanglewood) as soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and in the 2014-15 season sang Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in a re-engagement with Boston Lyric Opera. She returned to the Metropolitan Opera in season 2013-14 for its production of Borodin’s Prince Igor and sang First Lady in Boston Lyric Opera’s The Magic Flute. Ms. Hansen joined the Metropolitan Opera roster in the 2012-13 season for their productions of Carmen, Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, and sang as Musetta in La bohème with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre (Deemed “Sonorous” by the Cedar Rapids Gazette). She also joined the Tallahassee Community Chorus that fall as the Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. Other notable engagements include singing in concert at Boston’s Hatch Shell with the Landmarks Orchestra as Tatyana, Rosina and Countess Almaviva; Carmina Burana with the Charlotte Symphony; Poulenc’s Gloria with the Plymouth Philharmonic; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Greensboro Symphony; Mozart’s Missa Brevis and an opera recital in Aiken, SC; and Beatrice in Boston Lyric Opera’s new production of The Inspector by John Musto. During the 2010-11 season, Meredith Hansen was a featured performer with the Boston Lyric Opera’s Signature Series (alongside opera great Joyce Castle), and made her Opera Boston debut as Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio. She also made her role debut as Gretel in Boston Lyric Opera’s Hansel and Gretel, made her Jordan Hall debut as Donna Anna in Rob Kapilow’s “What Makes It Great: Don Giovanni,” and sang as soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Bozeman Symphony. Other highlights include her mainstage debut as Frasquita in Carmen with Boston Lyric Opera, conducted by Keith Lockhart; singing as soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with the Plymouth Philharmonic; in the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Opera Gala; and her Boston Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Hall debuts, singing Elijah under the baton of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Additionally, she performed a program of scenes and arias (Juliette, Elettra, Violetta and others) on The Esplanade with Boston Lyric Opera and the Landmarks Orchestra, conducted by Charles Ansbacher. A Richard Tucker Foundation Career Grant nominee, she has sung as Gilda with the Newton Symphony Orchestra, as well as Countess and Rosalinde with Opera by the Bay, Miss Silverpeal in Mozart’s The Impresario with MetroWest Opera, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Quincy Choral Society, Verdi’s Requiem with the Paul Madore Chorale, and Messiah with Commonwealth Opera. Ms. Hansen was chosen for the final rounds of the 45th Annual Francisco Viñas Singing Contest in Barcelona, Spain, and awarded First Place in the Charles Lynam Competition, the Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition, and the Opera Birmingham Competition (where she was also selected as the Audience Favorite). She has been a Regional Semi-Finalist and Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; was the 2010 recipient of the Stephen Shrestinian Award for Excellence from Boston Lyric Opera, which named her an Emerging Artist for their 2011-12 season; and has received grant support from the Gerda Lissner Foundation. Originally from Cohasset, MA, Ms. Hansen received her undergraduate training at The University of Connecticut, her Master’s Degree from Boston University, and spent a year of post-graduate study at the Opera Institute at Boston University.


CONCERT INFORMATION

Saturday, October 19th at 7:30 pm

Keefe Center for the Arts
117 Elm Street, Nashua
(Parking and Directions)

 

TICKET PRICES

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Programs are subject to change. Tickets are nonrefundable. Group rates are available. Children age 5+ are welcome. Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours before the originally scheduled concert date. Please call for availability. Online ticket sales are available until 4 pm on the day of the concert. The box office at the concert venue opens one and a half hours before the concert.
*Free youth tickets available with purchase of an adult or senior ticket.

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Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Bach & Purcell I Nashua

Bach & Purcell

SAT, NOVEMBER 9 •7:30 PM
Keefe Center for the Arts, Nashua

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Tiffany Lu, conductor
Maryse Carlin, harpischord

CORELLI Concerto Grosso #4, D Major
BACH Harpischord Concerto #1, D Minor feat. Maryse Carlin
PURCELL
Abdelazer Suite
PURCELL Dido & Aeneas Final Act
GEMINIANI
La Folia Concerto Grosso #12

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Maryse Carlin, harpsichord

Maryse Carlin has performed throughout the United States and abroad, both as a pianist and harpsichordist. She made her harpsichord debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. Since then, she has appeared at the Whitney Museum in New York, in Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Isabella Gardner Museum under the auspices of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies, and as guest artist with the Boston Musica Viva, Fromm Foundation Concerts at Harvard University, and the Marlboro Festival Music.

Maryse Carlin has performed throughout the United States and abroad, both as a pianist and harpsichordist. She made her harpsichord debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. Since then, she has appeared at the Whitney Museum in New York, in Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Isabella Gardner Museum under the auspices of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies, and as guest artist with the Boston Musica Viva, Fromm Foundation Concerts at Harvard University, and the Marlboro Festival Music. As soloist with orchestra, she has collaborated with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, , Roger Norrington, Nicholas McGegan, Raymond Leppard and José-Luis Garcia. In 1992 she performed as fortepianist on the "Great Performers at Lincoln Center: Mozart Marathon at Alice Tully Hall." Her performance of the "Goldberg Variations" in Saint Louis was proclaimed one of the most memorable performances of the year by the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch. Maryse Carlin has appeared on French Television and on radio stations such as WGBH and WBUR in Boston, WQXR in New York, as well as on public television in Saint Louis. Recent concert appearances have taken her to France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany and Italy. Maryse Carlin lives in St. Louis, where she directs the Kingsbury Ensemble, one of the premiere early music groups in the midwest. She is the founder of the "Festival de Musique Ancienne" in Saint Savin, France. She has recorded music of Rameau and Forqueray on the harpsichord, as well as Schubert four hands works with Seth Carlin on the Naiad label, and lately a CD of Italian cantatas and sonatas with the Kingsbury Ensemble. Review excerpts: "Her use of register coloration was subtly effective. Five sonatas by Scarlatti (were) dispatched with an enlivening flair." NEW YORK TIMES "Maryse Carlin was impressive...The sound she drew was warm and flowing ; she knew how to sustain sonorities with a slight rolling of chords and a close-to-the-keyboard touch. Her changes of registration were judiciously applied for dynamic variety." "One of the most admirable qualities of her playing is an ability to sustain long lines, to give an eloquent focus to phrases." SAINT LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Tiffany Lu, conductor

Conductor and violinist Tiffany Lu currently serves as the Conducting Associate at the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival. She is in her fourth season as Music Director of the Wilmington Community Orchestra in Wilmington, DE and also serves as assistant conductor of the Capital City Symphony in Washington, D.C. She has been cover and assistant conductor of the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra as well as the Maryland Opera Studio, where she presented Weill’s Zaubernacht in Spring 2019. Tiffany has also served as producer on recordings with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Smithsonian Chamber Players.

Previous positions include cover conductor and principal librarian at the 2016 and 2017 National Orchestral Institute, and conductor of the Young Artists' orchestra at the DC Youth Orchestra Program. She has performed in master classes led by Jeffery Meyer, Mark Stringer, Carl St. Clair, Alan Gilbert, Larry Rachleff, David Effron, Lior Shambadal, Mark Shapiro, Marin Alsop, and Victor Yampolsky. She regularly performs as a section violinist with Annapolis Symphony and The Florida Orchestra, and enjoys teaching, writing, and cooking. Tiffany earned her doctorate degree in orchestral conducting in Spring 2019 at the University of Maryland.

Corelli Concerto Grosso #4, D Major

Noted for its overall joyfully charged sound, this concerto is frequently used as an example when demonstrating Corelli’s renowned cantabile style.

Bach Harpischord Concerto #1, D Minor, feat. Maryse Carlin, harpischord

The first of Bach’s harpiscord concertos, it is one of Bach’s greatest concertos. In the words of Richard Jones, it “conveys a sense of huge elemental power.”

Purcell Abdelazer Suite

Although the play is no longer performed, the music for it remains one of Purcell’s most enduring creations. The dance rhythms and character songs are deftly rendered, with moods ranging from slow and gentle to brisk and lively and with nimble passage work for the string ensemble.

Purcell Dido & Aeneas Final Act

The aria is unquestionably among the most beautiful arias in the operatic literature, and is an example of how an aria does not advance the plot, but focuses on the expression of emotion.

Geminiani La Folia Concerto Grosso #12


CONCERT INFORMATION

Saturday, November 9th at 7:30 pm

Keefe Center for the Arts
117 Elm Street, Nashua
(Parking and Directions)

 

TICKET PRICES

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Programs are subject to change. Tickets are nonrefundable. Group rates are available. Children age 5+ are welcome. Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours before the originally scheduled concert date. Please call for availability. Online ticket sales are available until 4 pm on the day of the concert. The box office at the concert venue opens one and a half hours before the concert.
*Free youth tickets available with purchase of an adult or senior ticket.

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Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

Bach & Purcell I Lowell

Bach & Purcell

SUN, NOVEMBER 10 •3:00 PM
Durgin Hall at UMass Lowell

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Tiffany Lu, conductor
Maryse Carlin, harpischord

CORELLI Concerto Grosso #4, D Major
BACH Harpischord Concerto #1, D Minor feat. Maryse Carlin
PURCELL
Abdelazer Suite
PURCELL Dido & Aeneas Final Act
GEMINIANI LA FOLIA
Concerto Grosso #12

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maryse 1.jpg

Maryse Carlin, harpsichord

Maryse Carlin has performed throughout the United States and abroad, both as a pianist and harpsichordist. She made her harpsichord debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. Since then, she has appeared at the Whitney Museum in New York, in Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Isabella Gardner Museum under the auspices of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies, and as guest artist with the Boston Musica Viva, Fromm Foundation Concerts at Harvard University, and the Marlboro Festival Music.

Maryse Carlin has performed throughout the United States and abroad, both as a pianist and harpsichordist. She made her harpsichord debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. Since then, she has appeared at the Whitney Museum in New York, in Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Isabella Gardner Museum under the auspices of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies, and as guest artist with the Boston Musica Viva, Fromm Foundation Concerts at Harvard University, and the Marlboro Festival Music. As soloist with orchestra, she has collaborated with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, , Roger Norrington, Nicholas McGegan, Raymond Leppard and José-Luis Garcia. In 1992 she performed as fortepianist on the "Great Performers at Lincoln Center: Mozart Marathon at Alice Tully Hall." Her performance of the "Goldberg Variations" in Saint Louis was proclaimed one of the most memorable performances of the year by the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch. Maryse Carlin has appeared on French Television and on radio stations such as WGBH and WBUR in Boston, WQXR in New York, as well as on public television in Saint Louis. Recent concert appearances have taken her to France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany and Italy. Maryse Carlin lives in St. Louis, where she directs the Kingsbury Ensemble, one of the premiere early music groups in the midwest. She is the founder of the "Festival de Musique Ancienne" in Saint Savin, France. She has recorded music of Rameau and Forqueray on the harpsichord, as well as Schubert four hands works with Seth Carlin on the Naiad label, and lately a CD of Italian cantatas and sonatas with the Kingsbury Ensemble. Review excerpts: "Her use of register coloration was subtly effective. Five sonatas by Scarlatti (were) dispatched with an enlivening flair." NEW YORK TIMES "Maryse Carlin was impressive...The sound she drew was warm and flowing ; she knew how to sustain sonorities with a slight rolling of chords and a close-to-the-keyboard touch. Her changes of registration were judiciously applied for dynamic variety." "One of the most admirable qualities of her playing is an ability to sustain long lines, to give an eloquent focus to phrases." SAINT LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Tiffany Lu, conductor

Conductor and violinist Tiffany Lu currently serves as the Conducting Associate at the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival. She is in her fourth season as Music Director of the Wilmington Community Orchestra in Wilmington, DE and also serves as assistant conductor of the Capital City Symphony in Washington, D.C. She has been cover and assistant conductor of the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra as well as the Maryland Opera Studio, where she presented Weill’s Zaubernacht in Spring 2019. Tiffany has also served as producer on recordings with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Smithsonian Chamber Players.

Previous positions include cover conductor and principal librarian at the 2016 and 2017 National Orchestral Institute, and conductor of the Young Artists' orchestra at the DC Youth Orchestra Program. She has performed in master classes led by Jeffery Meyer, Mark Stringer, Carl St. Clair, Alan Gilbert, Larry Rachleff, David Effron, Lior Shambadal, Mark Shapiro, Marin Alsop, and Victor Yampolsky. She regularly performs as a section violinist with Annapolis Symphony and The Florida Orchestra, and enjoys teaching, writing, and cooking. Tiffany earned her doctorate degree in orchestral conducting in Spring 2019 at the University of Maryland.

Corelli Concerto Grosso #4, D Major

Noted for its overall joyfully charged sound, this concerto is frequently used as an example when demonstrating Corelli’s renowned cantabile style.

Bach Harpischord Concerto #1, D Minor, feat. Maryse Carlin, harpischord

The first of Bach’s harpiscord concertos, it is one of Bach’s greatest concertos. In the words of Richard Jones, it “conveys a sense of huge elemental power.”

Purcell Abdelazer Suite

Although the play is no longer performed, the music for it remains one of Purcell’s most enduring creations. The dance rhythms and character songs are deftly rendered, with moods ranging from slow and gentle to brisk and lively and with nimble passage work for the string ensemble.

Purcell Dido & Aeneas Final Act

The aria is unquestionably among the most beautiful arias in the operatic literature, and is an example of how an aria does not advance the plot, but focuses on the expression of emotion.

Geminiani La Folia Concerto Grosso #12


CONCERT INFORMATION

Saturday, October 19th at 7:30 pm

Keefe Center for the Arts
117 Elm Street, Nashua
(Parking and Directions)

 

TICKET PRICES

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Programs are subject to change. Tickets are nonrefundable. Group rates are available. Children age 5+ are welcome. Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours before the originally scheduled concert date. Please call for availability. Online ticket sales are available until 4 pm on the day of the concert. The box office at the concert venue opens one and a half hours before the concert.
*Free youth tickets available with purchase of an adult or senior ticket.

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Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

An Americana Holiday with Act of Congress I Nashua

An Americana Holiday with Act of Congress

SAT, DECEMBER 7 • 7:30 PM
Keefe Center for the Arts, Nashua

One of the freshest sounding, exuberant bands in all of the known acoustic universe
— NPR

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Act of Congress,

The organic sound of Act of Congress is consistently voted one of the "Must See Live Acts of Alabama." 



Tereza was the featured soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in the world premiere of the Violin Concerto by Benjamin Wallfisch about which the Los Angeles Times wrote, "she gave a magisterial rendition" and "held the audience rapt." An active and highly sought after chamber musician, she has appeared in venues including the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall and at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. She has performed in concert with artists including Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Jon Kumura Parker. In 2004, Tereza released a CD in collaboration with pianist Hung-Kuan Chen. She served as concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera's 2010 production of The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Maestro Plácido Domingo. In 2009, Tereza was invited to be the Chamber Music Collaborator for Sonata Programs and member of the jury for the Sixth Esther Honens International Piano Competition. An advocate for new music, Tereza has worked with composers including Steve Reich, Gunther Schuller, Joan Tower, Toshio Hosokawa and Louis Andriessen. World premiers include Gunther Schuller's Horn Quintet (2009) with Julie Landsman, Louis Andriessen's The City of Dis(2007), Gernot Wolfgang's Rolling Hills and Jagged Ridges(2009), and as concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, James Matheson's Violin Sonata (2007); West Coast premieres include Steve Reich's Daniel Variations and Gernot Wolfgang's Rolling Hills and Jagged Ridges on Albany Records, Reich'sDaniel Variations on Nonesuch, a self-released solo CD with Hung-Kuan Chen and the complete Pleyel string quartets with the Enso Quartet on Nonesuch.


CONCERT INFORMATION

Saturday, December 7th at 7:30 pm

Keefe Center for the Arts
117 Elm Street, Nashua
(Parking and Directions)

 

TICKET PRICES

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Programs are subject to change. Tickets are nonrefundable. Group rates are available. Children age 5+ are welcome. Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours before the originally scheduled concert date. Please call for availability. Online ticket sales are available until 4 pm on the day of the concert. The box office at the concert venue opens one and a half hours before the concert.
*Free youth tickets available with purchase of an adult or senior ticket.

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Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

An Americana Holiday with Act of Congress I Manchester

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An Americana Holiday with Act of Congress

SUN, DECEMBER 8 • 3:00 PM
Dana Center at St. Anselm, Manchester

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One of the freshest sounding, exuberant bands in all of the known acoustic universe
— NPR

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Act of Congress,

The organic sound of Act of Congress is consistently voted one of the "Must See Live Acts of Alabama." 



AOC has completed five tours as U.S. Cultural Ambassadors, led by the U.S. State Department. AOC has performed in countries including Thailand, Oman, Palau, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Philippines, Timor Leste, Bali, Liberia, and Jordan. Highlights from recent trips include independence day entertainment for Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Liberian government, and a feature performance at Jordan's celebrated Jerash festival. Act of Congress was selected artist for “Keep Alabama Beautiful,” and is currently performing original music at live venues, festivals, and national symphonies; including five performances with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. AOC has backed up country music star, Sara Evans and American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks. AOC's current licensing catalog includes Showtime and Google. Act of Congress has released two full length albums, two acclaimed Christmas EPs, a live CD/DVD and the documentary "A Week In The Life." AOC has performed for the likes of Paste, SXSW, Disney, NPR and Billboard. They have opened Live Nation VIP areas for John Mayer and Edwin McCain and were featured on the nationally syndicated Rick & Bubba Show and Woodsongs Radio on XM Radio. Act of Congress has also won the IMWS Disc Maker's Grand Prize and Colgate Country Showdown Regional Competition. AOC's full concert from the International Newgrass Festival has been released in national rotation on public television.


CONCERT INFORMATION

Sunday, December 8th at 3 pm

The Dana Center at St Anselm College

100 St Anselm Dr
Manchester, NH

 

TICKET PRICES

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Programs are subject to change. Tickets are nonrefundable. Group rates are available. Children age 5+ are welcome. Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours before the originally scheduled concert date. Please call for availability. Online ticket sales are available until 4 pm on the day of the concert. The box office at the concert venue opens one and a half hours before the concert.
*Free youth tickets available with purchase of an adult or senior ticket.

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