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October 24, 2013

Editor's Picks: Highlights of the week in entertainment as chosen by Managing Editor Tracey Dee Rauh.

Mistral promises unpredictable performance

Mistral (formerly Andover Chamber Music) brings “American Voices” to West Parish Church in Andover at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3.

With Artistic Director Julie Scolnik at its helm, Mistral bills itself as as having brought “unstuffy, unpredictable and unmatched” concerts with internationally renowned musicians to the Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston since 1997. Most concerts are repeated at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brookline.

Scolnik aims for performances that are a little eccentric, stubbornly personal, impassioned and committed to invigorating old traditions with an ever-youthful perspective, she says.

Tickets are $30, $25 for seniors and free for students with ID. Order securely online at www.MistralMusic.org, call 978-474-6222, or email Sales@AndoverChamberMusic.org.

Faculty all jazzed up for concert at Phillips

In other concert-related news, The Phillips Academy Music Department in Andover presents a concert of Faculty Jazz Ensembles at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27. The performance will feature the music of Charles Mingus, Bob Baughman, Moacir Santos, McCoy Tyner, Kenny Garrett, Joe Henderson, Frank Loesser, Chick Corea, Nelson Cavaquinho and Toninho Horta.

Free and open to the public, the concert is in the Timken Room at Graves Hall on the Phillips Academy campus, 180 Main St., Andover. Graves Hall is handicapped accessible. For further information contact the Music Department at (978)749-4263 or e-mail to music@andover.edu.

Howard G. Buffett next on stage for writer series

The Music Hall’s Writers in the Loft series welcomes farmer, businessman, politician, photographer and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett, the oldest son of multibillionaire Warren Buffett, on Friday, Oct. 25. Buffett comes to Portsmouth, N.H., to discuss his new book, “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World.” He will appear on stage with his son and and fellow farmer, Howard W. Buffett. The two will converse with longtime Music Hall member Peter Lamb, an independent philanthropic advisor who has served in the non-profit field for over 35 years.

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