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The moon and romance have long been connected in the popular imagination. On June 8, Music School faculty member Peggo Horstmann Hodes, accompanied by Kent Allyn on piano, bass, and guitar, sings "Moon Songs." The performance will feature songs that take audience members to the moon and back, with selections like “Blue Moon,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” and “Dancin’ in the Moonlight” among others. From corny to romantic, the duo’s songs will include favorite movie songs, jazz ballads, and Van Morrison.
Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch!
The Bach's Lunch Series is sponsored by the Timothy and Abigail Walker Lecture Fund and the Gertrude Couch Trust; TD Wealth Management, NA; Trustee.
“Musical Migrations” is the theme of this year’s Bach’s Lunch programs, which are an outgrowth of the Music School’s leadership work on the Steering Committee of the Welcoming Concord Initiative. Welcoming Concord began through the statewide efforts of the Endowment for Health’s Immigration Integration Initiative, and is a forum for collective action and shared learning, with the goal of warmly welcoming New Americans into the cultural, economic, and civic life of the region.
The Bach's Lunch Series is sponsored by the Timothy and Abigail Walker Lecture Fund and the Gertrude Couch Trust; TD Wealth Management, NA; Trustee. For more information, please call 603-228-1196 or visit www.ccmusicschool.org.
About the Artists
Peggo Horstmann Hodes, soprano, is an extraordinarily versatile performer. She holds master’s degrees in Elementary Education from Lesley College and in Vocal Pedagogy from New England Conservatory. Director of the Songweavers women’s community chorus at the Concord Community Music School, where she also presents Vibrant Voice workshops, Peggo has been a soloist with the New Hampshire Symphony, the Granite State Symphony, the Concord Chorale, and the Musicians of Wall Street. In recital, she has premiered works written for her by William Fletcher and Thomas Oboe Lee. In 2009, Peggo premiered Kaddish, a new work about the Holocaust by Lawrence Siegel. Peggo has recorded six CDs with her husband, Paul Hodes, in their groups Peggosus and Peggo & Paul, two of which won Parents’ Choice Awards. Peggo has recorded numerous other CDs, including with femme m’amie, a solo CD, Peggo: In Love, and recently, Homeward Bound with Larksong Trio. Peggo loves to sing anytime, anywhere.
Kent Allyn, piano, is an in-demand accompanist and studio musician, as well as a key sideman for several groups and songwriters including Ben Baldwin & the Big Note, Susie Burke & David Surette, Cosy Sheridan, Paul & Peggo, and Kathy Lowe. His stellar bass, piano, and electric guitar work have been heard on numerous recordings. At Berwick Academy, since 1989, he has taught private lessons in guitar, piano, and electric bass. Kent says his only claim to fame is that he took piano lessons from Constance (Mrs. T) Tallarico, Steven Tyler's grandmother. When not playing or teaching music he can be found relaxing in a recreational rowing shell or sailing a peapod on Pepperrell Cove in Kittery Point, ME.
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