The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra launches into 2018 with a series of January and February concert presentations in venues throughout Metrowest and Blackstone Valley.
The Claflin Hill “Milford Federal Jazz at the Mill Series” resumes on Friday evening, January 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Singh Performance Center at the Alternatives Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Road in Whitinsville.
For this installment of the new jazz series Claflin Hill presents “The Stanahan – Zaleski – Rosato Trio.” Formed in 2010 for a special concert in Montreal, the co-led trio has since released two albums for the prestigious Capri record label, “Limitless” (2013) and “Anticipation” (2011), and toured internationally, including performances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Thailand International Jazz Conference, and The Jazz Standard. All active sidemen in today’s vibrant NYC jazz scene, performing with the likes of Gilad Hekselman, Jonathan Kreisberg, and Ravi Coltrane, Stranahan-Zaleski-Rosato has a unique chemistry that is not to be missed. This concert is also a “special homecoming” for pianist Glenn Zaleski, who grew up in West Boylston and studied piano and jazz at the Joy of Music Program in Worcester until his high school graduation. Tickets for the CHSO Milford Federal Jazz at the Mill Series are $19, $15 Student/Senior/Veteran and can be purchased on line through the Claflin Hill website at www.claflinhill.org The Alternatives Whitin Mill is fully handicapped-accessible. The CHSO “Milford Federal Jazz at the Mill Series” is made possible with Claflin Hill Business Partner grants from ERA Key Realty and Milford Federal Savings & Loan Association, as well as a grant from the Northbridge Cultural Council.
Claflin Hill Apple Tree Arts Chamber Music Series …..
The Inaugural Season of the new CHSO Apple Tree Arts Chamber Music Series – which opened to a capacity audience in November – continues on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Great Hall of the Apple Tree Arts facility at One Grafton Common with “Stirring String Mastery”. The concert features principal string performers from the Claflin Hill Symphony – CHSO First Violinists Lidija Peno and Dimitar Krastev, with Principal Violist Dimitar Petkov and Principal Cellist Johann Soults. The quartet will be joined by CHSO Founder and Director Paul Surapine on Clarinet for a performance of the Mozart Clarinet Quintet and Bartok’s Romanian Dances. The String Quartet of Johannes Brahms will also be featured, as well as a world premiere of a new work by Rhode Island Composer Vern Graham – “The Happy Birthday Suite” in celebration of the birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which falls on that date. The CHSO Apple Tree Arts Chamber Music Series is made possible with support from CSR Financial Services, Homefield Credit Union, The Brigham Hill Foundation Trust and Koopman Lumber. Tickets for the CHSO Apple Tree Arts Chamber Music Series are $19, $15 Student/Senior/Veteran and can be purchased on line through the Claflin Hill website at www.claflinhill.org The Apple Tree Arts Great Hall at One Grafton Common is fully handicapped-accessible.
Claflin Hill Symphony “Russian Romance” . . . .
The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra resumes its 2017-18 “Coming of Age Season” on Saturday evening, February 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Milford Town Hall Grand Ballroom, 52 Main Street, Milford. On this installment of the orchestras “world tour” this season, the orchestra will take its audience to “Mother Russia” for a monumental and colorful program featuring works of two of the greatest romantic composers to ever come from Russia – Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring Beth Surapine as piano soloist, and Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful and exciting “Scheherazade” – based on the tales of “1001 Arabian Nights.” Ms. Surapine last performed as piano soloist with the CHSO in April of 2005, performing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and recently joined her brother Paul for a performance at the CHSO Apple Tree Arts Chamber Series opener. Tickets for CHSO Saturday evening symphony concerts are also available on line through the CHSO website, www.claflinhill.org. Tickets prices range from $40 to $25. The Milford Town Hall is also fully handicapped-accessible. “From the Heart” is made possible with Claflin Hill Business Partner grants from The Waters Corporation and International Power Milford and Medway Oil and Propane.
The Claflin Symphony Orchestra, located in Milford, MA, is a powerful regional musical force. Through passionate performances presented by masterful musicians, the CHSO plays a leading role in the cultural enrichment and vitality of Central Massachusetts and MetroWest communities. The CHSO sponsors a remarkable outreach program that helps youth perfect their musical talents and build long-lasting appreciation for music.