Bay Chamber announces Play-a-thon, Odeon Spring Concert

May 10, 2018
The Suzuki Twinklers will play in the Odeon Spring Concert.

Rockport — Bay Chamber Music School invites members of the community to drop by Union Hall, 24 Central St., Sunday, May 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. for its third annual Play-a-thon. Students of all ages and abilities will be playing nonstop throughout the afternoon and guests can drop in and out while enjoying free music and refreshments in a family atmosphere.

Music school students of all ages and abilities, members of the Music School faculty and friends from throughout the Midcoast will be playing repertoire from folk to jazz to classical. Some students have volunteered to reach out to sponsors and those donations and any money contributed at the event will go to support Bay Chamber’s scholarship program. More than 40 percent of the students at the Music School receive financial aid amounting to over $75,000 in financial aid awards and free classes annually.

Audiences members can also enter to win raffle prizes and learn more about Bay Chamber’s many musical offerings.

Then, on Tuesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School will present the Odeon Spring Concert. This performance also is free and open to the public.

The concert features the Odeon Brandenburg and Adult Orchestras joined by the Suzuki Twinklers, many of whom are making their debut performance. Odeon is conducted by Deirdre McClure, assisted by Nathan Hillman, Gilda Joffe and April Reed-Cox. Repertoire on the program includes Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, the jazz favorite, "Take Five," made famous by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, along with other classical favorites.

For more information about the Odeon Program or any of Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School’s offerings, call 236-2823 or visit baychamberconcerts.org.

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