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Association announces 2019-2020 season performers

NASHUA – The Nashua Community Concert Association will open its 89th consecutive season with an exciting concert in September by the Celtic Angels at Nashua High School North, 8 Titan Way in Nashua.

Founded in 1931 by 35 local residents concerned that Nashua expand its arts presence, the organization has presented concerts by nationally known performers ever since. Originally scheduling three concerts per season, the current season (September through April, with a winter break) includes six concerts. This year, the association welcome The Titans Music Association, a Booster Club, which is a parent and student volunteer nonprofit organization from Nashua High School North. They will be selling subscriptions to new subscribers as a fundraiser to help defray the costs of their trips.

Well-known performers through the years include The Trapp Family Singers, Paul Robeson, The Longine Symphonie, The Vienna Boys Choir, Mantovani and his Orchestra, Jerome Hines, Robert Merrill, The Norman Lubuff Choir, Dorothy Kirsten, Skitch Henderson, The New Christie Minstrels, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Peter Nero, The Shaw Brothers, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Pied Pipers, The Artie Shaw Band, The Limeliters, The Harry James Orchestra and The Diamonds.

The 2019-2020 season consists of the following concerts:

Celtic Angels

The sweet and stirring songs of Ireland, rigorously precise dances featuring Patrick O’Mahoney of Riverdance, and traditional musicianship from The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin carry you to Ireland on wings of music.

Neave Trio

Violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselove, and pianist Eri Nakamura will engage us with new works by living composers through their innovative concert presentation. “Neave” is actually a Gaelic name meaning “bright” and “radiant”, both of which certainly apply to this trio’s music making.”

Tajki (Waking Up in America)

A musical cabaret style show of the American Songbook with international flair from Tatiana “Tajci” Cameron, an award-winning music artist from Croatia, Playing keyboards, guitar and accordion., she is joined by her sister, Los Angeles-based actress/singer Sanya Mateyas, and keyboardist extraordinaire Brian Hanson.

Judy Pancoast, Vocalist

In her new performance “All My Best Memories: Built by The Carpenters,” singer, songwriter and recording artist Judy Pancoast sings the music that shaped her life and shares the stories of her relationship to that music, and to the Carpenters themselves. Her voice has been likened to that of Karen Carpenter.

Maxwell

Quartet

This Glasgow-based Quartet with Colin Scobie on first violin, George Smith on second violin, Elliot Perks on viola, and Duncan Strachan on cello are four friends who grew up playing classical and folk music and met again as postgraduate students.

In 2010, they formed the Quartet, regarded as one of Britain’s finest string quartets. With a reputation for paying tribute to their Scottish folk music heritage, they delight audiences with their unaffected enthusiasm.

Sail On

(Beach Boy Tribute)

April 28

In this tribute, six musicians who are all huge fans of The Beach Boys, perform more than 30 Beach Boy hits to sheer perfection, played exactly as you remember hearing them on their legendry albums.

From “Little Deuce Coupe” to “Surfin’ Safari” and from “California Girls” to “Good Vibrations,” the show takes us back to the 1960s, capturing the signs and sounds of an endless summer.

For further information, to see short videos of each show, or to subscribe or purchase individual concert tickets online, visit www.nashuacommunityconcerts.org or call 603-318-1792.