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Friday, May 14, 2010

Carlisle students perform at MICCA Solo and Ensemble Festival

Fifteen small ensembles or soloists from the Carlisle Public School participated in the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, May 8, at Concord-Carlisle High School. This festival is an opportunity for students to perform either a solo or a group piece in front of an adjudicator for constructive comments and a rating. It is a wonderful learning experience. We are thrilled to announce that the Carlisle students received four gold medals, nine silver medals and two bronze medals for their performances. Congratulations to all the students who participated:

Celeste Balboni, Monica Chen and Tori Forelli; vocal trio
Kate Belanger, Lucy Hill and Lindsey Stutz; vocal trio
Cynthia Chen; oboe solo
Monica Chen and Lindsay Ryder; flute duet
Briana Cohen; vocal solo
Margot Cohen, Will Parra and Audrey Stein; vocal trio
Cyrus Dastangoo; saxophone solo
Reilly Harring; vocal solo
Erika Hedden and Zoe Guarnaccia; vocal duet
Matthew Kiel; saxophone solo
Lindsay Klickstein and Suzanne Balles; flute duet
Connor Lofdahl; trombone solo
Emma Marshall and Lauren Rayson; trombone and French horn duet
Katie Nunan, Cody Machen and Concord clarinetist; clarinet trio
Samantha Redmond and CCHS flautists; flute quartet

In addition, many former Carlisle students participated in the Solo and Ensemble Festival. Congratulations to Julia Brem, Bo Graham and Alex Kinmonth who received Gold medals and have been asked to participate in the Honors Concert this Saturday, May 15, at Follen Church in Lexington, beginning at 2 p.m. ∆

GOLD STAR PERFORMANCE. The Carlisle School Concert Band, under the direction of Kevin Maier, performs at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on Mothers Day as part of the MICCA Stars at Symphony program. (Photo by Ken Moore)

ANOTHER SHELTER BOX FOR HAITI. Steve Kirk (left) and Frank Rigg present a check for $1,000 from the First Religious Society (FRS) to Doug Detweiler, President of the Rotary Club of Concord while Paul D’Oliveira, chairman of the club’s Haiti Committee looks on. The FRS has now donated a total of $5,000 for five shelter boxes for Haiti. For a photo and description of the box see the February 26, 2010 Mosquito. For more information on the work of Concord Rotary in Haiti, both emergency relief and long-term aid, go to and look under “Concord Rotary 6561.” (Courtesy photo)

CONSIDER THE LILIES. The library lilies spent the winter at the Seawrights’ Garden. Here they are “arrayed” in numerical order waiting to be replanted now that the library construction is complete. Working on the project are Garden Club members (left to right) Annie Hill, Jane Anderson, Liz Nields, Ginny Lamere, Leslie Doig and Love Seawright. Missing from the photo is Helen Young who was busy arranging for the water supply. (Courtesy photo)

HIPPIE HIPPIE HURRAY. Father Tom Donohoe (second row, center), pastor at St. Irene Church, joins a cast of characters from the fabulous ’60s for the annual St. Irene Mystery Dinner Theater held on Saturday, May 1. The evening was a great success. (Photo by Kenneth Reed Photography)

Katherine Bovey of Russell Street recently finished first at the Eastern Mass. Bridge Association (EMBA) Sectional tournament. She won the Swiss Teams event at the Spring Sectional held in Watertown.

EMBA’s next tournament is May 21 to 23 at the Armenian Cultural Center, 47 Nichols Avenue, Watertown. Players will compete at all levels.

The tournament begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Other sessions are Saturday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $9. Games last about 3 1/2 hours and players may compete in one or more events for trophies and other prizes. For more information, call 1-617-494-8995 or go to ∆

Hunter Moskowitz and his father Ira of East Street will play with the Community Youth Orchestras of Boston, under the direction of Debra Thoresen, at a concert on Sunday, May 23, at 2:30 p.m., at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington. The concert will include chamber and orchestral repertoire by Corelli, Handel, Suppe, Bizet and Rimsky-Korsakov. The orchestra will collaborate with dancers from the O’Shea-Chaplin Academy of Irish Dance. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at door. For advance ticket sales contact ∆

Our sympathy to . . .

Leslie and Rob Morgan and children Robert, Ashley and Justin, of Ember Lane, on the death of Leslie’s father, Harold Maloomian, 84, of Chelmsford.

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