Author Archives: David Kidwell

We’re Back! Program Notes

PROGRAM NOTES by Jane Rausch The 55th season of the Holyoke Civic Symphony takes place within a world still observing pandemic precautions. Although this situation eliminates the possibility of presenting our entire orchestra in concert this October, it does open … Continue reading

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Silver Jubilee: Celebrating Maestro Kidwell

Sunday, May 1, 3:00 p.m. Holyoke Community College Florence Price: Concert Overture No. 1 Kidwell: Shenandoah: A Symphonic Portrait Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue David Kidwell, piano Tickets $10-15 general, $5 under 12 Please support our Symphony’s very important fundraising concert. … Continue reading

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Skol! A Scandinavian Celebration

Sunday, March 6, 3:00 p.m. Holyoke Community College Nielsen: Maskarade Overture Sibelius: Karelia Suite Sibelius: Finlandia Berwald: Esrtella de Soira Overture Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Free! flyer | podcast | program notes iTunes: Nielsen | Sibelius | Grieg

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Beethoven at 251: A Birthday Celebration

Sunday, December 12, 3:00 p.m. location TBA Beethoven: Egmont Overture Todd Parrish: An Ode to Joy Festival Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite plus holiday favorites Charlie Berrios, tenor Free! flyer | podcast | program notes iTunes: Beethoven | Tchaikovsky

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We’re Back! A Long-Awaited Celebration

Sunday, October 24, 3:00 p.m. Holyoke Community College Dennis Eveland: Brass Celebration No. 1 Brian Sadler: Action Brass Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 Mary Annarella, soprano Grieg: Holberg Suite Joachim Raff: Sinfonietta Free! flyer | podcast | program notes iTunes: … Continue reading

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Hidden Talents Program Notes

PROGRAM NOTES by Jane Rausch Although amateur and professional musicians may spend a lifetime perfecting their performance on their primary instruments, they are often curious to explore their ability to play other instruments. Perhaps the most common choice would be … Continue reading

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You Bet Your Brass! Program Notes

PROGRAM NOTES by Jane Rausch The brass section is an essential part of the Holyoke Civic Symphony. It includes three trumpets, three trombones, four French horns, and one tuba. Though they are often overshadowed by the strings, brass players supply … Continue reading

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Home (of course!) for the Holidays Program Notes

PROGRAM NOTES by Jane Rausch As the familiar song observes, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” This afternoon the Holyoke Civic Symphony welcomes the opportunity to transmit our virtual holiday concert directly to your homes.  A special highlight … Continue reading

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Together in Spirit Program Notes

PROGRAM NOTES by Jane Rausch The 54th season of the Holyoke Civic Symphony takes place within a world beset by a mysterious and frightening pandemic. Although this situation eliminates the possibility of presenting our usual series of orchestra concerts at … Continue reading

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Hidden Talents

Sunday, May 2, 3:15 p.m. Click to watch! Featuring video performances by Erin Thom, viola John Vance, recorder Mike Sherman, bagpipes Richard Glashow, guitar Tom Stockton, organ Sarah Briggs, violin Free! flyer | program | program notes

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