Other Concerts

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 - 4pm

Two Men - Four Hands - One Piano 

First Church of Christ, Congregational, North Conway, NH

Concert features pianists Floyd Corson and Duncan Cumming. Suggested donation:  $15 at the door.

Duncan and Floyd have chosen two major works for their four-hand September recital:  W. A.: Mozart's three-movement Sonata in F Major, KV 497 and F. Mendelssohn's two movement work  Duett, Andante und Allegro assai vivace, Op. 92. Also on the program will be selections from the collection of Hungarian Dances composed by Johannes Brahms. All of the compositions on this recital were originally composed as piano duets for four hands. Duncan and Floyd have performed together in recitals requiring four hands at one piano as well as compositions for two pianos.

Floyd Corson,  is Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Music, Westfield State University. Floyd was appointed Director of Music at the new Tantasqua Regional Junior/Senior High School in Sturbridge, MA immediately following his graduation from Boston University. While in Sturbridge, he was a frequent accompanist for the Massachusetts All-Sate and District High School Choral Festivals. During those years in Sturbridge, Floyd joined the staff at Old Sturbridge Village as the Singing Master of The Old Sturbridge Singers, and held the position of Organist/Choir Director at Elm Street Congregational Church in Southbridge, MA.

Since moving to the Mount Washington Valley, Floyd has performed with various musical ensembles: the Annual Bach and Friends Festivals and has been pianist for numerous instrumental and vocal recitals locally and at the University of Southern Maine.

Duncan J. Cumming, now in his thirteenth year on the faculty of the University at Albany, has performed concertos, recitals, and chamber music concerts in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Prague, Copenhagen, Aberdeen, and Cambridge. Cumming graduated Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors from Bates College in 1993,where he studied with Frank Glazer. In 1994 he received a full scholarship from the European Mozart Foundation and participated in intense chamber music study and performance at the European Mozart Academy in Prague.

Duncan J. Cumming
Floyd Corson

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October 19, 2019 - 7pm

The Mood Swings Orchestra, Swing Dance Music


Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany, NH
Tickets are $20/person at the door, light refreshments served.

The Mood Swings Orchestra is a big band, in the style of the traditional dance bands of the 1930s, 1940s and beyond. Founded in 2003, the full band consists of 5 saxes, 4 or 5 trumpets, 4 or 5 trombones, piano, bass, guitar, drums and vocalist. Our core personnel are all women.  Swing tunes make up the bulk of our repertoire. We also mix in some waltzes, foxtrots, tangos, ballads, rumbas and the occasional polka.


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December 7, 2019 - 7pm

A White Mountain Christmas

First Church of Christ, Congregational, North Conway, NH

Concert with organist Ray Cornils, and trumpeters Robinson Pyle and Greg Gettel. Suggested donation:  $15 at the door.


Ray Cornils, Organist, recently retired as Municipal Organist for the City of Portland, he is known for his highly diverse programming, Ray has concertized throughout the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Russia, New Zealand and Ecuador. He has been a featured recitalist for conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society. In addition to his solo work, he performed regularly with the Portland Symphony Orchestra.  Ray has been a member of the music faculties of Bowdoin College, the University of Southern Maine, the Young Organists Collaborative and the Portland Conservatory of Music, where he taught organ, harpsichord and related classes. In retirement, Ray currently divides his time between Maine and Equador's Andes Mountains. He continues to concertize from time to time.

Robinson Pyle, trumpet, performs extensively on both modern and historic instruments. He is currently principal trumpet with the Plymouth Philharmonic. Formerly, Mr. Pyle had been a principal with Boston Baroque, Apollo’s Fire, and The Lyra Concert. He has appeared with Grand Harmonie, the Purcell Society of Boston, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, Albany Symphony, Boston Cecelia, Handel and Haydn Society, Ensemble Caprice, Washington Bach Consort, and has performed as a guest artist with Les Bostonades, Aston Magna, and at the Blue Hill Bach Festival. 

Greg Gettel, Trumpet, is a versatile player and teacher who has spent over 20 years in the local music scene. After attending Oberlin Conservatory and New England Conservatory, he toured in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, and Scotland. Greg has coached trumpet in Japan multiple times as well. Locally, he has appeared with many ensembles throughout New England including Boston Ballet, Emmanuel Music, Portland Symphony, Opera Boston, Odyssey Opera, the American Repertory Theater, Harvard Baroque, and Grand Harmonie. 



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March 22, 2020 - 4pm

St Mary Schola, Early Music Ensemble


First Church of Christ, Congregational, North Conway, NH

St. Mary Schola was founded in 2008 by The Reverend James Dalton-Thompson and Bruce Fithian with the goal to provide the finest in early music literature to New England audiences. Based at the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary in Falmouth, Maine, the ensemble presents three concert programs a year. The Schola features some of Maine’s finest singers and instrumentalists who explore the great masterworks of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras, especially the music of Monteverdi, Schütz, and Bach. Suggested donation:  $15 at the door.

https://stmaryschola.org

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Thanks to Everyone Who Turned Out to Our 2019 Event! Check Back in 2020 for Details on our Next Memorial Day Concert!

Annual Memorial Weekend Concert ~ A Tribute to Military Personnel



The annual Memorial Weekend Concert featuring the Seacoast Wind Ensemble takes place during Memorial Day Weekend each year. The concert is held at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center located on Bradley Street at Fryeburg Academy. The performance by the Seacoast Wind Ensemble - a Sousa-style 50-piece band - has been underwritten by Col. Karen and Lt. Col. Jim Umberger US Air Force Retired, whose generous donation permits the presentation of this exciting concert to be presented without admission charge, however donations to support future WMMA concerts will be gratefully received at the door.
The ensemble, established in 1984, is a 50-piece symphonic band based in Kittery, Maine. Comprised of musicians from all occupations and trades, the group performs annually throughout seacoast New Hampshire, as well as in the White Mountains, southern Maine, and northern Massachusetts. Dr. Mark Stickney, is Artistic Director. Memorial Weekend is the official time to remember and honor military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. It has often become tradition to include a salute to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime, including our current military personnel. The concert program honors area Veterans and provide a musical salute to thank those who have and continue to serve in the armed forces to preserve our nation and insure our freedom. A colorful display of the flags from the various branches of the armed services will be presented. Featured on the program will be several Sousa marches as well as the traditional playing of the Armed Forces Medley, saluting, in order of establishment, the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy is handicap accessible. Additional information about the concert is available at www.whitemountainmusicalarts.org.