The 2016 – 2017 Concert Season!

Our 86th Year!

The Nashua Community Concert Association is pleased to announce its 86th! consecutive concert season.

Become a member and attend six exciting concerts in Nashua as well as concerts presented by other local Community Concert organizations.
Go to the Join the Association page for more information.

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Clicking on the image of a performer on this page will take you to the performer's web page or to a video if there is one available.

A limited number of tickets for each performance are available for purchase. Call the Nashua Community Concert Association at (603) 318–1792, or online purchase can be made at the MKtix web site.

The Kat Trio — Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 8:00 PM
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From Russia, The Kat Trio, violinist Victoria Gorbich, clarinetist Vladislav Gorbich, and pianist Joseph Ross, presents new impressions of classical and American pop standard music in a highly inspiring, fun performance.

Victoria and Vladislav are doctoral graduates of Arizona State University with undergraduate degrees from the Ural State Music Conservatory.

Joseph is a graduate of Lawrence University and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary.

Their concerts showcase unique Russian arrangements and transpositions of timeless melodies and feature classical works, well–known inspirational songs, and even American pop standards, including Scott Joplin's rags. The group has played more than 600 concerts in nearly 15 years of touring.

"The Kat Trio are highly accomplished artists who put together an eclectic program of great music."
— Las Cruces NM Concert Association

Frederick Moyer — Saturday, October 15, 2016 – 8:00 PM
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Frederick Moyer has over thirty years as a full–time concert pianist. His musical career has taken him to forty-three countries and to such far–flung venues as Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle, Carnegie Recital Hall, Tanglewood, and the Kennedy Center. He has appeared as piano soloist with most of the major orchestras of the United States as well as many orchestras of Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Australia.

An avid computer programmer, he often incorporates technology into his concerts. His CD of Clara Schumann's Piano Concerto was the first commercial recording of a large–scale Romantic work using an orchestra created from sampled sounds. His program is varied, with some well–known pieces, some obscure, some short, some long. He will include a piece accompanied by the synthesized orchestra.

Many composers have written for Moyer, including Pulitzer Prize winners George Walker and Ned Rorem, and Donal Fox whose Etudes of 2002–2006 were written under a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation.

photo credit: George Maccabee
Next Generation Leahy — Monday, November 21, 2016 – 8:00 PM

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Next Generation Leahy builds on over three generations of French–Canadian Leahy musicianship. Doug Leahy, together with his wife Jennifer and their children, are keeping those traditions alive through music, song, and dance.

Still schoolchildren, the six siblings are accomplished multi–instrumentalists. Led by Doug, live performances are filled with the high–energy, infectious Celtic–based music associated with the Leahy heritage. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, singing, piano, and French–Canadian step–dancing all find a voice on stage. And the children, so in love with what they are doing, enamor audiences who don't want the show to end.

This rare talent in children between six and thirteen years old is an inspiration to other children and families alike, showing just what young people are capable of. The joy of music is meant for all and Doug and his family are set on sharing that joy with each and every audience.

Jim Witter — Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – 8:00 PM

I Write the Songs — The Songs of Barry Manilow
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Jim Witter has been performing since he was a child, and professionally for the last 30 years. In his early twenties, Sony Music Canada signed him to a deal which lead to recording for FRE records in Toronto. Jim's self–titled debut album garnered 5 top ten radio hits, 3 hit videos, and awards from the Canadian Country Music Association and others. His album “Forgiveness” was nominated for a Dove Award as “Inspirational Album Of The Year” in Nashville.

Jim has produced and starred in a musical journey featuring the hits of Billy Joel and Elton John, another covering the music of Simon and Garfunkel, and a third featuring the music of Lennon and McCartney. After carefully choosing the best from Barry Manilow's songbook, working on the arrangements, and tailoring the visual aspect of the show, this is Jim's newest musical tribute, titled “I Write The Songs”. Songs like “Mandy", “Could It Be Magic”, “Weekend In New England”, and “Even Now” are just a few of the hits you'll hear Jim and his band recreate in all of their full Manilow splendor.

You'll be singing along to tunes like “Can't Smile Without You”, “Looks Like We Made It”, and others while the lyrics for the songs appear on the screen behind.

Kubecca — Friday, March 24, 2017 – 8:00 PM

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Kubeccca consists of Kuba Kawnik, from Poland, and his wife, vocalist Rebecca Lowe. Kuba began his musical career at the age of four. Although best known for his performance on vibraphone, he has also mastered some unusual and difficult instruments, including the theremin, a rare and complex contemporary invention accessible to but a very few virtuosos worldwide. Rebecca is best known as the youngest actress to perform the role of Eva Peron in EVITA, for which she received standing ovations throughout North America and Europe.

Classically trained at the Academy of Music in Lódz, Poland, Kuba has played with the Warsaw Philharmonic and Lódz Philharmonic. Both he and Rebecca have been frequent cruise line headliners.

This exciting duo never fails to bring an exciting show to the stage, brimming with virtuosity and pure fun! Their program consists of widely varied Broadway, pops, country and classical tunes such as Tico Tico, Flight of the Bumble Bee, Don't Rain On My Parade, Good Hearted Woman, Only You, I Dreamed a Dream and Make You Feel My Love.

Equinox Little Big Band — Thursday April 11, 2017 – 8:00 PM
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Equinox Little Big Band from Savannah and rockin' the country from LA to NYC, presents a high–energy show with great songs and phenomenal musicianship. Fashioned in the style and swagger of legendary entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, the band is putting its own stamp on the Great American Songbook. Graced with a touch of Motown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more, the group's music offers a freshness and relevance that speaks to every soul.

Audiences have fallen in love with band leader and tenor sax player Jeremy Davis, as well as vocalist and trombonist Clay Johnson and The fabulous Equinox Little Big Band. Along with the greatest songs, the best original arrangements and phenomenal musicianship, this group brings their high energy show to the stage. This is truly a Big Band for a new generation!

One quote said: A pleasure …Our audience was enthralled …The energy, atmosphere and camaraderie were second to none and made for one of our best shows of the year!