Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 21, 2013

Town Talk


“We’re hoping to be one of the record-breaking non-profit charities that receives a sizable donation,” she said. “We’re very excited about the opportunity.”

— Dustin Luca

Into the red for the white stuff

Tuesday’s long snowstorm was expected to put the town’s snow-removal budget into the red.

According to Selectman Alex Vispoli the town had spent most but not all of its snow-removal budget prior to the arrival of this latest storm.

Bring the foxtrot to your dance floor

Have a wedding or formal occasion on the horizon? You can learn to ballroom dance in town, with classes starting the week of April 8, says Tom Webster.

Ballroom dance instruction is available to anyone through the Andover Department of Community Services program. Lessons are given for both beginner and experienced students. If interested, call Andover DCS at 978-623-8274 to enroll.

Tempest in a music hall

Andover native Anita Brown’s “Disarming The Tempest” for symphony orchestra,will be one of five new works read by The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert-like run-through next month. The event is free and open to the public on April 24, at 7 p.m. under the baton of Matthew Kraemer, at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, N.Y.

Brown is one of seventeen composers selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, to participate in the 2013 EarShot New Music Readings Workshop, the second leg of the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute, sponsored by American Composers Orchestra,Columbia University, Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA and a number of charitable foundations. The mission of this workshop is “to give open-minded jazz composers the opportunity to write for symphony orchestra in hopes of broadening the symphonic repertoire,” according to a release from Brown.

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