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May 1, 2013

Stoltzman, Kohji Taylor join ECMP for McKinley world premiere


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — World-renowned clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and virtuoso violinist Andrew Kohji Taylor will join the Essex Chamber Music Players May 19 at 2 p.m. to present the world premiere of “Streets of New York” by William Thomas McKinley of Reading. The concert is in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Admission is free for NECC students with a college ID.

The program’s 10 movements have charming descriptive titles, such as “Flights of Fancy” and “Hot Nights of Dancing.” Stoltzman, a Winchester resident, is a two-time Grammy Award winning clarinetist. “His virtuosity, technique, imagination and communicative power have revolutionized the world of clarinet playing, opening up possibilities for the instrument that no one could have predicted,” said flutist Michael Finegold, ECMP artistic director and an Andover resident.

“Andrew Kohji Taylor is expanding an international reputation by captivating audiences with probing musical insight, luminous tone, expressive phrasing and technical mastery,” Finegold added. Taylor lives in Brookline. Stoltzman, McKinley, and Finegold were in the same Yale School of Music graduate class. Taylor is a Yale School of Music graduate as well. McKinley dedicated “Streets of New York” to ECMP and the performers, who will include accomplished cellist Emmanuel Feldman of Newton. The program will also feature “Duo for Flute and Clarinet” by Carl Vollrath, “Concerto a Tré for Clarinet, Violin, and Cello” by Ingolf Dahl, and the “Passacaglia” by Johan Halvorsen. A question and answer period will follow. For more information visit www.ecmp.org or contact Michael Finegold at ecmp314@comcast.net.

Pasta dinner and penny sale is Saturday

The First Church of Christ, Bradford will host a pasta supper and penny sale on Saturday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for the penny sale. Supper is at 5 p.m. and includes pasta, meatballs, salad, bread/butter, dessert and beverages. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for kids or $20 for a family of four. The church is at 10 Church St., opposite the Bradford Common. For more information call 978-374-1114 or visit online at www.fccbradford.org.

Life Long Learning to present an afternoon of song

Northern Essex Community College’s Life Long Learning Program will present vocalist Robyn Steriti and pianist Donald Ritter, both of Haverhill, in a Hat Show and Pop Tunes afternoon on Thursday, May 9 at 2 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. Admission is $2. Songs from Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein along with favorites from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s will be performed. This program is in honor of Mother’s Day and guests are encouraged to wear their favorite hat. Life Long Learning is a program of lectures, study groups, and trips for adults. All programs are open to the public.

For more information contact Charlene Boucher at 978-659-1225 or cboucher@necc.mass.edu.

Preschool offers summer program

GEORGETOWN — The nonprofit Pentucket Workshop Preschool is offering a Summer Enrichment program for children ages 4 to 6 during the weeks of July 8, July 22 and July 29. Priority registration is open until May 30. To register please call 978-352-2398.

Pentucket Workshop Preschool is located at 161 West Main St., Georgetown.

Haverhill High School to host Lip Sync Contest

Students at Haverhill High School will participate in a Lip Sync Contest May 22 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. This event is sponsored by the school’s Key Club and is open to the public.

Admission is $5 and all proceeds go towards sports user fees. Haverhill High School is located at 137 Monument St.

CAI Fox Center to celebrate five years

Community Action Inc. and state Rep. Brian Dempsey will celebrate five years at the CAI Fox Center on Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m. at the CAI Fox Center, 75 Elm St.

Community Action will recognize those who helped get the Fox Center started.

There will be a children’s welcome, dedication, refreshments, tours and more.

To make reservations contact Gail Souther by noon on Wednesday, May 8 at 978-373-1971 or gsouther@communityactioninc.org. Visit online at www.communityactioninc.org.