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November 1, 2012

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Sunday is good day

for music lovers

Three acclaimed local groups will be staging three concerts this Sunday. It’s a shame that music lovers can’t be in three places at once. Here are the details:

The Merrimack Valley Philharmonic will feature Robert Sheena — a critically acclaimed principal horn player for the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops — Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College in North Andover.

Sheena will join the orchestra in a performance of Telemann’s “Concerto for Oboe d’amore in G.”

Prior to joining the BSO, Sheena often performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, was an assistant principal oboe player and solo English horn player with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and was a member of the San Antonio Symphony.

The orchestra will round out the concert by playing, Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture,” “The Moldau” by Smetana, and Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique.”

Tickets are available at mvpomusic.org or at the door. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and students, and $5 for those ages 4 to 12.

In Lawrence, the popular Fall Music Series at the Lawrence Public Library featuring its famed Steinway piano continues Sunday at 2 p.m. with Boston Symphony violinist Tatiana Dimitriades and Jonathan Bass, head of the Boston Conservatory Piano Department. They will perform the music of Mozart, Brahams, Debussy and Kreisler in a free one-hour concert. A reception follows. More information is available by calling 978-683-8222.

And last, but certainly not least, in Andover the 16th season of the Andover Chamber Music series continues with an all-Beethoven concert at West Parish Church in Andover starting at 3 p.m.

This concert, devoted entirely to Ludwig, features a program that includes his monumental “Appasionata” Piano sonata, performed by Max Levinson, and two formidable chamber works: the “Ghost Trio” and the “String Trio in E flat major” in a flute transcription.

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