Click here to see a YouTube video previewing the performers the Nashua Community Concert Association will present in the 2014–2015 season.
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 City Arts Nashua web site.
The Sicilian Tenors brings together three marvelous tenor voices singing their own interpretations of the world’s best music. Accompanied on a grand piano, they take the audience on a romantic journey from Hollywood to Broadway to Italy, singing a wide variety of marvelous songs that America loves. At the same time, they add humor and one–upmanship as they enchant us.
Aaron Caruso studied opera in Italy and New York. He has headlined at nearly all the major Italian music festivals in the U.S. and specializes in Neapolitan music.
Elio Scaccio has performed since early childhood. Classically trained, his pop–classical debut CD "Lettere D’Amore" is comprised of original compositions plus well–known Italian classics.
Sam Vitale, also classically trained, has performed the lead tenor roles in many operas, including Don Giovanni, performed in Cortona, Italy.
Shannachie is a Nashua–based duo featuring Irish melodies. Pat Heffernan and Patrick Keane have enthralled audiences since 1995 with their songs and storytelling. Their repertoire spans humorous songs, tragic ballads, and a few original numbers.
Monadnock Bluegrass Band, an outstanding band from Western New Hampshire, has played at many festivals and venues since it was founded in 2003. Each of the five members has years of experience on his instrument (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass). The group features traditional, contemporary and original numbers.
Spirit Fiddle combines the award–winning fiddle playing of Robin Warren and the outstanding guitar rhythms of Brian Clancey. The duo performs a wide variety of energetic music, ranging from bouncy Southern and Texas swing tunes to sweet waltzes, old popular songs, bluegrass numbers, French Canadian and Celtic jigs and reels, and Parisian musettes.
The Fountain Square Ramblers, from Contoocook, have been active since 2001. They play traditional Dixieland jazz, which originated in New Orleans more than a century ago. The seven–person group includes two trumpets, clarinet/sax, slide trombone, drums, bass and keyboard.
Paul McDermand, an exciting percussionist, brings us a variety of fun–loving Caribbean, jazz and pop music on Steel Drum and Marimba, enhanced by an all–star rhythm section.
This high–energy performance ranges from "Phantom of the Opera" to "Hawaiian Wedding Song" to "Caravan" to "Ghost Riders in the Sky" and much more.
Paul has performed with Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Johnny Cash, Liberace, the Temptations and the Moody Blues. In 1993 he was part of the revival tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Jesus Christ, Superstar".
"Until Paul's first appearance, we never repeated our concert attractions in successive years. Our patrons, however, demanded his immediate return."
— Rio Verde Community Concerts/Rio Verde, Arizona
"Makes you feel that you are the most important person in the theater."
— Dr. Harold Just/Capitol Civic Centre/Manitowoc, Wisconsin
"If you don't stop making these beautiful recordings, you'll put me out of business!"
— Popular pianist Roger Williams
Jose and Patti have been wowing shipboard audiences since the mid 1990s with their vibrant performances. Their original spin on classic tunes and their unique international flair is evident from the moment the accomplished guitarist and sultry vocalist hit the stage.
Jose Davila is an accomplished guitarist and singer with over 25 years of performing experience ranging from classical to contemporary to folk/rock was the entertainment director Club Med’s luxurious Huatulco, Mexico resort. A vivacious singer, Patti Tateo has performed at some of New York’s most prestigious clubs and recording studios. They met when she performed at Club Med and both vocal magic and romantic sparks flew.
Before long they were a duo, performing for the cruise lines and their repertoire developed into adult contemporary (jazz, Latin, dance and standards). format.
Theirs is a perfect marriage between love and talent.
They have been voted Musicians of the Year by Norwegian Cruise Line.
Simply Sinatra brings us Steve Lippia, an outstanding vocalist, plus a 10–piece Swing Band, which guarantees this concert will provide an exciting evening. Steve Lippia, singing up to 20 of Frank Sinatra’s most famous songs, has headlined in Las Vegas and Atlantic City as well as performing with the Boston Pops, the Woody Herman Orchestra, at the Aspen Jazz Festival and at many other venues.
Lippia attributes his gift of song to his mother, Sharon, who was a professional singer, performing with the Woody Herman Orchestra, before leaving the business to raise a family. In high school and college, Steve was drawn to the stage and performed in local music and drama productions.
He moved to Florida where he moonlighted as a band singer. Following his desire to grow as an artist, he gradually developed his own act; a hot, hip, swinging, high-energy, crowd-pleasing show that would allow him to showcase his own unique vocal styling. The Woody Herman Orchestra heard about Steve's ability to mesmerize audiences with his own distinct interpretation of everything from jazz standards to tunes off the contemporary charts and began featuring him in front of sold out audiences across the country.
Lippia has headlined in highly successful, extended engagements at the Rio Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, where "standing room only" audiences lined up more than two hours before show time to vie for seating. He has performed to sold–out Symphony audiences across North America, including multiple engagements with the world famous Boston Pops with Keith Lockhart.
Steve has recorded three CDs including Grammy–nominated "Steve Lippia in Concert".
Hector Olivera is a passionate, gifted, and unique musician, whose personal organ interpretations of both classical and popular music have amazed and delighted audiences around the world. Many sophisticated and demanding organ aficionados claim that he is one of the greatest organists in the world today. He last wowed the Nashua Community Concert audience in a 1993 concert. He brings with him not only a superb Rodgers touring organ, but a Roland Atelier keyboard, alternating the numbers in his performance between them.
Born in Buenos Aires, Hector’s father encouraged him to begin playing the pipe organ when he was three. At six, he entered the Buenos Aires Conservatory and by nine had composed a suite for oboe and string orchestra, performed by the Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra. At twelve he entered the University of Buenos Aires and by eighteen had performed more than three hundred concerts throughout Latin America. In 1965 New York’s prestigious Juilliard School of Music offered him a scholarship. Three years later, he won the National Improvisation Contest, launching his outstanding professional concert career. Hector has performed as guest soloist with many orchestras and has recorded more than 20 classical, contemporary, and film score transcriptions.
"… an event, a happening, a joyful celebration of the sheer power and pressure that a true virtuoso like Hector Olivera can unleash in a concert hall."
— The Times Reporter (Portland, Maine)