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Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m.
The Chelmsford Community Band will present an afternoon of music with local concert pianist Virginia Eskin. Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” will head up the bill, along with Gottschalk’s “Celebre Tarantelle” and “Indigo Run” by Cedric Adderley. The music starts at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at the hall in the Chelmsford Senior Center in North Chelmsford. Eskin’s appearance has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of TD Bank.
Virginia Eskin’s concerto appearances include performing with the Symphony Orchestras of Annapolis, Buffalo, Louisville, New Hampshire, Rochester, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Utah, as well as the Boston Classical, the Israel Sinfonietta, and the Boston Pops. She has also performed as a soloist with the New York City and Boston Ballet Companies, and at New York’s Morgan Library in New York. Eskin created and hosted “First Ladies of Music,” a 13-program radio series sponsored by Northeastern University and produced by WFMT, Chicago, carried by over 100 radio stations in the United States and abroad. She holds the appointment of Visiting Artist at Northeastern, and received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Keene State to recognize her contributions to women’s music.
Admission to this concert is free, but donations to help purchase new music and to pay for rehearsal space are welcome. Recommended donations are $10 for adults, and $5 for children and seniors. Baked goods and refreshments will be available for an additional donation.
The Chelmsford Community Band was founded in 1972 and is a volunteer group of adult musicians who bring live music to the greater Chelmsford area. The band plays several concerts throughout the year including weekly appearances on Chelmsford Common every summer. Residents can find information about it online at www.chelmsfordcommunityband.