Author Archives: David Kidwell

ComiConcert!

Sunday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. Holyoke High School Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture Student Concerto Competition winner TBA Plus music from Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superman, and The Lord of the Rings Tickets $10 general, $5 under 12 Please … Continue reading

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Looking Forward, Looking Back

Sunday, March 4, 3:00 p.m. Holyoke Community College Meyer: Millennium Barlow: The Winter’s Passed Jodie Hoye, oboe Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Free! flyer | podcast | program notes iTunes: Barlow, Brahms

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You Better Watch Out!

Sunday, December 10, 3:00 p.m.Holyoke Community College Corelli: Christmas Concerto Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 Karen Bressett, clarinet Plus music from The Polar Express, holiday favorites, a singalong, and a visit from Old St. Nick! Free! flyer | podcast | … Continue reading

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Echoes of the Past

Sunday, October 22, 3:00 p.m. Holyoke Community College Rossini: The Barber of Seville Overture Bernofsky: Ode to a Forgotten Past Cowell: Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 3 Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major Ronald Gorevic, violin Free! flyer | podcast … Continue reading

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50 Years of Joy program notes

PROGRAM NOTES by Jane Rausch As critics have noted, a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 can never be an ordinary event because, with this masterpiece, Beethoven redefined the nature of symphonic ambition and carried to new heights the concept … Continue reading

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Seeing Double program notes

Program Notes by Jane Rausch As part of HCS’s 50th anniversary year celebration, today’s concert—“Seeing Double”—suggests that good things often come in pairs. Our program will demonstrate this thesis by featuring two important compositions by Brahms, two virtuoso soloists, and … Continue reading

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Two Portraits

Zeke Hecker: Two Portraits for Orchestra I. Warm and Lyrical II. Lively

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A Joyful Sound program notes

Program Notes by Jane Rausch Today’s concert – “A Joyful Sound” – is HCS’ gift to you for the holidays. As part of our 50th anniversary year, we present a program of beloved classical and popular favorites with the added … Continue reading

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Calypso Christmas Fantasy

Calypso Christmas Fantasy (computer demo)

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People’s Choice program notes

Program Notes by Jane Rausch “We’re Golden!” The Holyoke Civic Symphony kicks off its 50th anniversary season with a “People’s Choice Concert.” During the first three concerts of last season orchestra members and patrons were invited to vote for their … Continue reading

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