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Friday, October 5, 2001

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Tribute to Phil Ochs at Joyful Noise

On Saturday, October 13, at 8 p.m., a special event featuring Sonny Ochs and Marilyn Rea Beyer as co-masters of ceremonies will remember the songs and music of Sonny's brother, Phil Ochs. This tribute will be held at the Joyful Noise Coffeehouse in Lexington.

Phil wrote political, humorous, and serious songs about the topics of the day and performed from the early '60s until his death in 1976. Come hear top performers (including Magpie, Sonia, Kim & Reggie Harris, Tom Prasada-Rao, Pamela Means, Pat Humphries, Greg Greenway and Nancy Tucker) sing their own songs as well as those of Phil Ochs.

Advanced sale tickets are $15 and are available at Wood & Strings Music Center, 493 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, 1-781-641-2131 (all credit card purchases held at the door), all Strawberries locations, at the door, or by sending a check made out to The Joyful Noise Coffeehouse and your SASE to Joyful Noise Coffeehouse, 1580 Mass. Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420.

All seating is first come, first served. The coffeehouse is wheelchair accessible. Doors open at 7:30 p.m

'The Secret Garden' comes to Concord Youth Theatre

Concord Youth Theatre presents "The Secret Garden," a performance company production at 40 Stow Street, The Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord. Shows are Fridays, November 30 and December 7 at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, December 1 and 8 at 2:30 p.m., and Sundays, December 2 and 9 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.50 or $12 and are on sale now at Concord Youth Theatre, call to make your reservations today 1-978-371-1482.

The show is suitable for children ages four and up. The theatre is also handicap accessible. Groups are welcomed; please call the box office for specific group rates. For more information contact Concord Youth Theatre at 1-978-371-1482 or visit us on the web at

CCYH Learn-To-Skate registration

The Learn-To-Skate program, sponsored by Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey (CCYH), will begin Saturday, November 3, at 11:20 a.m. at the Valley Sports Arena on Route 62 in West Concord. Registration will take place beginning at 10:20 a.m. in the Back Rink. The cost is $175, which includes 20 sessions and a hockey-style practice jersey. Warm clothing and gloves are recommended. A HECC-approved hockey helmet and face mask are required.

Skaters must be five years of age by January 1, 2002. On-ice volunteers are welcome. More information can be obtained by calling the registrar of CCYH at 1-978-369-6759, the president of CCYH at 1-978-897-7680 or LTS director of CCYH at 1-978-369-4664. Visit our web site ( for up-to-date information on all CCYH activities.

Brochures will be displayed at the Concord/Carlisle Post Offices, Concord/Carlisle Libraries, Hunt Gym and the front and back rink at Valley Sport. Flyers will also be handed out to the K-3 grades at the schools.

Ship Ahoy©Saturday Morning Theatre to be presented in Concord

Concord Youth Theatre (CYT) is proud to announce its latest theatre offering to the community, Ship Ahoy© Saturday Morning Theatre.

Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m., from September 29 to November 17, the CYT Ship Ahoy© ensemble will present a different live theatre performance for all ages aboard the Kathryn W. DeFord stage at the Emerson Umbrella Center for The Arts at 40 Stow Street in Concord. Tickets are $5, general admission day of the show (no advance purchase). Groups are welcome. For more information call 1-978-371-1482.

The Fall show schedule will include September 29: "Snow White;" October 6: "Little Red Riding Hood;" October 13: "Hansel and Gretel;" October 20: "The Emperor's New Clothes;" October 27: "Just So Stories;" November 3: "The Three Little Pigs;" November 10: "The Tortoise and the Hare;" and November 17: "Cinderella."

New England artists series chamber music

On Sunday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m., the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford Common presents the Boston Virtuosi, a 20-member chamber orchestra. Paul Dulude is the Music Director and Conductor. The performance will feature Barber's Adagio and Shostakovich's Piano Concerto with Janice Webber, piano and Dana Oaks, trumpet.

Reservations are recommended. Call 1-978-692-9192 or Tickets are $17 for members of the Parish Center for the Arts, $20 for non-members, $5 for teens, under 13 are free.

Concord Orchestra subscription series to start

The season will open Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, with performances of Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet Overture," Lutoslawki's "Symphony No. 4," and Shostakovich's "Violin Concerto No. 2," with violin soloist Lucia Lin.

On Sunday, December 2, the orchestra's Family Concert features the world premiere of the orchestral version of Michael Gandolfi's "Pinocchio's Adventures in Funland," Richard Strauss's "Till Eulenspiegel," and Leroy Anderson's "Christmas Carol Festival," featuring the Nashoba Brooks Middle School Chorus (Susan Minor, director).

Performances January 25 and January 26 will feature Prokofiev's "Alexander Nevsky" with mezzo-soprano soloist Janice Meyerson and The Masterworks Chorale. Also on the program will be Berlioz's "Rakocky March" and Haydn's "Symphony No. 100" (Military).

On March 22 and March 23, the Orchestra will perform Bartok's "Concerto for Orchestra," Schubert's "Symphony No. 3," and a concerto featuring the winner of the Concord Orchestra Young Artist competition.

The season finale, a series of Pops Concerts on May 10, 11, 17, and 18 is a Mediterranean Cruise featuring music of Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Chabrier, Ravel, Offenbach and Strauss. Table seating, light refreshments and a sing-along make these Pops Concerts especially festive.

All concerts will be at 51 Walden Street in Concord except the January concerts which will take place at Sun Bridge Auditorium on Route 2 in Concord.

Subscription price for this five-concert series is $65 ($55 for seniors/students)­a savings of $19 from single-concert tickets. For subscriptions, individual tickets or a brochure, please call the Concord Orchestra at 1-978-369-4967.

. Pig 'n Pepper offers great music as well as food and fun

This year's line-up of live music for the Pig 'n Pepper on October 6-7 includes the nationally known Roomful of Blues and some local favorites. Bands perform on stage from the opening of the festival at 11 a.m., until closing at 6 p.m., with a break at about 3:30 each day for presentation of the barbecue and pepper-product awards.

Saturday will feature the Lydia Warren Band, Peter Parcek, and Porch Rockers. On Sunday, the Lydia Warren Band, Boogaloo Swamis, Porch Rockers and Roomful of Blues will perform.

The Pig 'n Pepper is a yearly event filled with barbecue and pepper competitions and sales, many children's activities included in the admission price and an artisans pavilion where arts and crafts made by local people will be for sale. This year there will be twice as many food vendors on hand to keep the wait for delicious barbecue short. Members of the Carlisle Education Foundation and the Westford Networks for Education & Technology Partnership (WestNET) organize this annual fundraising event. All profits benefit the children of Carlisle and Westford by funding special projects not included in the public school budgets. Corporate sponsors and community partners also participate in bringing the festival to the community, and this year Synopsys, Inc. is the main sponsor.

The Pig 'n Pepper will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults; $6 for children 2-12 and parking with a short shuttle bus ride is free. Pets and alcohol are not permitted on the fairgrounds. For more information visit our Web site at or call our hotline at 1-978-369-0366.

CCHS hosts private school evening

Concord-Carlisle Regional High School will host an information session for grade 8 private school students and their parents on Monday, October 29, 2001, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the library.

Voices United in benefit concert

Voices United, a concert to benefit the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, will bring together five of the area's finest a cappella swinging groups on Saturday, October 13, at 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden Street in Concord, in an exciting program of purely vocal harmony.

Organized and hosted by the harmonious divas of In the Moment, the concert will also feature: a.k.a Pelican Groove, Boston's good-time ambassadors of modern funky a cappella; Sounds of Concord, one of New England's top-ranked male barbershop choruses; Fretless, a mixed quintet offering a wide array of jazz, classical and pop, sung with heart and precision; and VoiceMale, the award-winning all-male a cappella group from Brandeis University.

Tickets can be reserved and held at the door by calling the Performing Arts Center at 1-978-369-7911. The requested donation is $18, in cash or check payable to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Tickets are available at the Harness Shop on Main Street in Concord.

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