Upgrade your Lunchtime with Music

New from the Upper Valley Music Center

Contributed by Susan B. Apel from her October 9th Artful blog post
Read the whole post here

Lunchtime in arts-filled Lebanon is about to get more musical. Upper Valley Music Center has just announced a new series of monthly concerts, free to the public, launching on Thursday, October 12. The series, titled “A Little Lunch Music,” will be offered on weekdays at lunchtime. Concerts will take place at Upper Valley Music Center’s Bach Room, the recital room in the historic Kendrick-Wood home.

According to Ben Van Vliet, UVMC’s Executive Director, A Little Lunch Music supports the organization’s goals to provide transformative teaching experiences and to create a welcoming environment. “Sharing music in performance is an important way for our faculty to connect with and inspire students, and thanks to our generous supporters we’re able to offer this series to the community for free.”

The inaugural concert is by UVMC’s newest addition to the faculty, harpist Rachel Clemente (photo, top), with a program of traditional Scottish music and original compositions. Rachel earned a degree in traditional Scottish music from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, and won the U.S National Scottish Harp Championship in 2016 and the Princess Margaret of the Isles Clàrsach Competition (USA) in 2021.

Scheduled concerts for A Little Lunch Music:

Rachel Clemente, Harp: Thursday, October 12, 12 pm
Ben Kulp, Cello: Thursday, November 17, 12 pm
Will Ogmundson, piano: Thursday, December 14, 12:30 pm
Alicia Casey, violin, and Chenyu Wang, piano: Thursday, January 25, 12 pm.

Location: Upper Valley Music Center, 8 South Park Street, Lebanon, NH. Details about future concerts can be found here.

Other Music News

Upper Valley Baroque is sold out both of their upcoming presentations titled “Choral Gems” (October 21/22). The good news: you can still hear them. Upper Valley Baroque has opened up its dress rehearsal to the public on October 20, 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hanover, NH. Tickets can be purchased online here, or by calling 203-240-1164

From CommunityCare of Lyme: In her Artful blog, Susan writes about all kinds of arts in the Upper Valley and beyond. Her posts are informative and inspiring, and they help get more of us out into the community to experience art. We encourage you to subscribe. If there’s ever an event you’d like to attend, we’d like to help you get there. If you need a ride or money is a challenge, please reach out to us (help@cclyme.org or 603-795-0603). See you at a show!

Susan B. Apel
Susan B. ApelProfessor of Law Emerita Vermont Law School
Susan B. Apel shuttered a lifelong career as a law professor to continue an interest (since kindergarten) in writing. Her freelance business, The Next Word, includes literary and feature writing; her work has appeared in a variety of lit mags and other publications including Art New England, The Woven Tale Press, The Arts Fuse, and Persimmon Tree. She connects with her neighbors through Artful, her blog about arts and culture in the Upper Valley. She’s in love with the written word.

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