Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 17, 2013

Out & About

Life is a 'Cabaret' for AHS choral students

The Broadway spotlight shines on the Andover High School Choral Department this weekend when it presents its fifth annual Cabaret.

More than 100 students will stage the night of Broadway memories both old and new on Friday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Collins Center on Shawsheen Road. The program will highlight some of the most famous characters to have hit the Great White Way.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. For tickets or more information, visit or call 978-623-8616.

Jazz fusion with chamber players

The Essex Chamber Music Players, in residence at the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, will begin its 2013-2014 concert season with a program of Third Stream Music — a fusion between classical and jazz — on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center at 100 Elliott St., Haverhill, campus.

The event will feature two pieces: “Flowers in Autumn” by Andover flutist Michael Finegold and “Ascending Dreams” by Marc Rossi of Somerville. Finegold’s piece combines new-age classical music with jazz and includes a waltz and Renaissance music. Rossi’s composition is Indian influenced.

Finegold and Rossi will be joined for the performance by Tom McKinley of Reading, piano; Bruce Gertz of Cambridge, bass; and Jim Lattini of Methuen, drums.

The Essex Chamber Music Players aims to highlight “Music for the 21st Century, Music Treasures of the Past, New Music Premieres.” Finegold, professor emeritus of music at Northern Essex Community College, is the artistic director.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information, visit or contact Finegold at 978-470-1584 or

Musical harvest at Memorial Hall

Harpist Aine Minogue takes the lead-off spot for the Friends of Memorial Hall Library’s 2013-2014 concert series on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2:30 p.m. at the 2 North Main St. library.

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