Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 27, 2014

Out & About: Musical moments for youth orchestras

Andover musicians will join with Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras for a pair of performances the next two weekends.

The group’s three flute choirs will perform Saturday, March 1, at 3 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Topsfield.

Local flutists who are members of the flute choirs include Somin Virmani, junior flute choir; Avery Wendell, flute choir; and Sam Krapels and Amanda Hornick, select flute choir. The choirs are under the direction of director Trisha Craig

Then next Sunday, March 9, the NMYO Chamber Music Ensembles will give a concert at First United Methodist Church, 57 Peters St., North Andover, at 3 p.m.

NMYO Symphony Orchestra musicians and select members of Intermezzo Orchestra participate in an eight-week chamber music program in which they are placed into small ensembles and coached by visiting professional musicians.

The 13 chamber ensembles performing March 9 include local musicians Vivien Qin, Arman Koul, Gavin Batsimm, Yazhini Ramesh, Yanchen Zhan, Sarah Vrountas, Timothy Wang and Samuel Zhang, all on violin; Hannah Garth, oboe; and Seongwoon “Shawn” Moon, trombone. Music by such composers as Beethoven, Dvorak, Mozart and Nielsen will be on the program.

Admission to both concerts is free; the public is invited.

Call 978-309-9833 or visit for more information.

Intricate finale for bead and fabric work show

Andover artist Cornelia van dan Broeke caps off a month in the spotlight with the final week of an exhibit of her work at The Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover.

The display features examples of van dan Broeke’s fabric and bead work.

She has a degree from the Museum of Fine Arts School and has shown her work throughout greater Boston as well as in New York City. About five years ago, she began working with beads on fabric as a means of taking a break from painting. Now, she has become committed to the medium.

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