Friday, May 2, 2008
On Wednesday morning the staff here at the Mosquito were saddened to learn of the death of our long-time devoted colleague Hal Shneider, 86, who passed away at Emerson Hospital on Tuesday evening, April 29. Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at MacRae-Tunnicliffe’s Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap Street in Concord. A full obituary will appear in a future issue.
Free orchestra concert features Youth Concerto competitor Owen Callahan
Valerie Taylor conducts the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) in a free “Pops” Concert
on Friday, May 9, at 8 p.m. at the Pawtucket Congregational Church, 15 Mammoth Road in Lowell.
The program features the winners of the LPO’s 2008 Jeanne Selander Memorial Student Concerto Competition. This year’s winners were chosen from a pool of 16 talented young musicians, from middle school through high school age, who auditioned in February. The competition winners are invited to perform a solo with the orchestra.
This year’s first-place winner is cellist Madeleine Tucker, 15, of Andover, a freshman at Phillips Andover Academy. She will perform Hungarian Rhapsody by David Popper. Owen Callahan, 18, of Indian Hill, the second-place winner, is a senior at Concord-Carlisle High School. He will perform Concerto in E-flat for Alto Saxophone and Strings by Alexander Glazunov.
Also on the program are Jubilee (1895) by Lowell native George W. Chadwick, selections from L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2 by George Bizet, the Overture to H. M. S. Pinafore by Sir Arthur Sullivan and other light classical and popular favorites.
For more information about the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra and this free concert, call 1-978-703-0094 or visit www.lowellphilharmonic.org. ∆
Carlisle students to perform in Alice in Wonderland
Carlisle residents helping Concord Youth Theatre to bring all the popular characters of Alice in Wonderland to life, complete with original music, include Bella Bjork of Rutland Street, Lowell Hutchinson of Cross Street, Amy Nosowitz of Maple Street and Miles Petrie of Baldwin Road. Join them and other young actors from the greater Boston area in Alice’s journey into a world of fantasy and illusion: a land of talking animals, comic royalty and races that are run in circles, a place where nonsense makes quite good sense.
Performances are May 10 and 17 with two shows daily at 2 and 7 p.m. at Thoreau School, 29 Prairie Street in Concord. Tickets for Alice in Wonderland are $12 for reserved seating and $9 for general seating. Tickets are available at the door or may be reserved in advance by calling the CYT box office at 1-978-371-1482, ext. 1. The show is appropriate for ages four and older. ∆
Learn about Koi fish, May 3
Ferns Country Store kicks off their spring Programs on the Piazza series tomorrow, Saturday, at 2 p.m. with “About Koi Fish.” The presentation, which will include live fish, will be led by Jay Bearfield, CPPC, owner of Liquid Landscape Designs, Carlisle. The session will cover the history of koi and watergardens, Asian bloodlines – why imported koi are better, over-wintering your koi, protecting your koi from predators, diagnosing health problems, thinking organically – a wellness program for your water garden and other topics of interest to attendees.
The Programs on the Piazza are free and are held, weather-permitting, on Ferns bricked piazza. ∆
Sharing Foundation wins
The Sharing Foundation was the first-place winner for global causes in the America’s Giving Challenge sponsored by the Case Foundation and Parade Magazine. During the 50-day contest, which started on December 13 and ended on January 31, donors raised $43,120. In addition, they were awarded $50,000 for getting the most donors.
The Sharing Foundation thanks its donors and supporters as well as the staff and doctors at Emerson Hospital who attended a talk by former Carlisle pediatrician Dr. Nancy Hendrie and were so moved that they contacted everyone at the hospital by e-mail.
The foundation board members include Sally Stokes, Mary Hult and Judy Jones. ∆
• Congratulations to Carlisle CCHS students Sean Dwyer of Patch Meadow Lane who is
playing Chino and Jacqui Malis of Tophet Road who is playing Pauline in the Concord Players’ West Side Story, which opened on April 25 at 51 Walden Street in Concord.
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