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It's the new season:   2013 – 2014
So many changes have taken place.
The only constant is the ARTS – music remains the same.
It is the time to begin making plans for our Concert season. Whether you are a performer or a listener, NOW is the time to become a Patron of the Arts.



DMC News

Executive Director Retires

Summer Enrichment 2014

DMC is now on Facebook

Music Scholarships available

Fun-Raising Events

Concerts

Concert Posters

'Letters' to the Editor



Summer Enrichment 2014

Bands Strings West Afrikan Drumming A Cappella Singing


Four reasons to enroll in the Danbury Music Centre's Summer Program
  1. Quality programs
  2. Low tuition
  3. Few age restrictions
  4. Generous financial assistance


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Scholarships for College Students

The Danbury Music Centre is pleased to offer two scholarships for college students majoring in music. Both have a May 16th dead line, and will be awarded in June.

DemingScholarshipMrs. Bernice B. Chance Scholarship



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Join us on Facebook


Are you on Facebook? Do you have friends, some of which you never see? Now you can be a 'friend' of the Danbury Music Centre (for free) – and you can easily 'see' us at any number of local events. If you are a fan of Nutcracker, we also have a Nutcracker Facebook page. Many people have already joined our Facebook pages, so check them out.

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Fun-Raising Events

Fundraising for the Danbury Music Centre

Save these dates and join in the fun – many more details coming soon



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Concerts

Recital
Martini Glass
Saturday, Oct. 12, 8:00pm
Ives Day
"In Nature's Realm"
all day Sunday, Oct. 20
DCC
Mozart's Requeim
Saturday, Oct. 26, 8:00pm
Recital
Annual Concerto Competiton
Saturday, Nov. 2, 3:00pm
DSO
Bach & Tchaikovsky
Sunday, Nov. 3, 3:00pm
DCO
Sounds of the Americas
Sunday, Dec.8, 7:00pm
Nutcracker Ballet
Friday, Dec. 13, 7:30pm
Saturday, Dec. 14, No Performance
Sunday, Dec. 15, 12:30pm
Sunday, Dec. 15, 4:00pm
Handel's Messiah
Friday, Dec. 20, 7:30pm

Recital
Larry Deming's Musical Junta
Saturday, Jan. 11, 8:00pm
DSO
Young People's Concert
Sunday, Jan. 26, 3:00pm
Grand Gala
Moonlight Mardi Gras
Saturday, Mar. 1, 6:00 - 11:00pm
DCO with DPSO
A Combined Concert of 100 Musicians
Sunday, Mar. 2, 3:00pm
DSO
Music of the Scandinavian Countries
Sunday, Mar. 9, 3:00pm
Benefit Concert
Men Without Instruments
Saturday, Mar. 22, 8:00pm
Benefit Concert
Big Band Benefit Bash
Saturday, Apr. 5, 8:00pm
Recital
CT Choral Society Chamber Singers
Saturday, Apr. 12, 8:00pm
DCO
New Horizons
Sunday, May 4, 7:00pm
DCC/DSO
Beethoven's Mass in C
Saturday, May 10, 8:00pm
DSO Pops
CityCenter Green
Saturday, June 14




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Concert Posters
Ives Day Poster DCC Concert, Saturday, Oct. 26
DSO Concert, Sunday, Nov.3 DCO Concert, Sunday, Dec. 8
Nutcracker Ballet
Dec. 13 at 7:30pm
and Dec. 15 at 12:30pm and 4:00pm
Messiah, Friday, Dec. 20
Young People's Concert, Sunday, Jan. 26 DCO & DPSO Concert, Sunday, Mar. 2
DSO Concert, Sunday, Mar. 9 Men Without Instruments, Saturday, Mar. 22
Big Band Fundraiser Apr. 5 CT Choral Society Chamber Singers Apr. 12
DCO Concert, Sunday, May 4


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From Our Board President

Dear Friends,

With great regret the Board of Directors of the Danbury Music Centre announces that Executive Director Nancy F. Sudik will be retiring from her position effective June 2014.

Nancy was named Executive Director in 1984 and we owe her a huge debt of gratitude for her 30 years of dedication. She has been an exceptional leader who has overseen the growth and development of our organization. She has worked enthusiastically and tirelessly to raise the level of excellence of our programs.

Nancy says,

“There is a time for everything and it’s time to turn over the reins of Executive Director to someone else. It has been an amazing 30-year journey and I would do it all over again, but a 30 year commitment is plenty long and there are still many things I’d like to do – join a literary club, walk dogs at the dog pound, study Latin, garden, practice, learn the bagpipes, clean the house – and much more.

Since its beginnings in 1935 this venerable organization has made it possible for lovers of classical music to challenge themselves as performers and listeners. I appreciate beyond words the priceless opportunities that the Danbury Music Centre has afforded me, my family, and countless other music lovers. I will continue my association with the Music Centre, which has become my extended family, and will continue to play horn in DMC groups as well as other groups. I stand in awe of what the Danbury Music Centre has to offer our community and am grateful to the organization for having enhanced my life and that of my family.”

We will miss Nancy's guidance and expertise and we wish her many happy years of retirement.


Sincerely,


Laura Flachbart
President, Board of Directors

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A Letter to the Editor in the Danbury News-Times
from Mar. 17, 2011


Appreciates musical performance by orchestra, chorus and guests

On Sunday, March 13, I had the good fortune to attend the Danbury Symphony Orchestra (Director Ariel Ridiaka), along with the Danbury Concert Chorus (Director Richard Price) for a truly wonderful and professional performance.

The obvious enthusiasm and skill of the orchestra and chorale in response to their leaders was perfect.

There was also a special performance by the emeritus director of the symphony, James Humphreville, and African drummer Ase-AmenRa Kariamu, which added to the enjoyment of the afternoon.

Our community is fortunate to have this outstanding group of artists perform several times a year. There is no charge to attend the performances and donations are accepted.

Kudos to all and thank you.

Judy Dougherty

Newtown


A Letter to the Editor in the Danbury News-Times
from Jan.1, 2010


Handel’s ‘Messiah’ deserves kudos

If you were in the vicinity of downtown Danbury at precisely 10 p.m. on Dec. 21, that loud noise you heard was the thunderous applause accompanying the standing ovation being given to the Danbury Music Centre’s annual production of ‘Messiah.’ And well deserved, it was.

The location of this year’s performance was at First Congregational Church on Deer Hill Avenue, a departure from its usual venue of St. Peter Church.

No matter ... the smaller accommodations seemed somehow to only magnify the beauty of the production. I imagined Handel himself, smiling down on all in attendance and nodding in approval at the magnificent voices and the soaring orchestral sounds.

And who better to conduct this masterpiece than Richard Price. With his baton, he brings vibrancy, emotion and great joy to the performance. It is obvious that this gifted man enjoys “Messiah” and that all those under his baton respect and admire him. Danbury is privileged to have him.

If  “Messiah” doesn’t reveal to you the true meaning of Christmas, then I don’t know what it would take. My husband and I have enjoyed attending virtually every performance over the past 30 years. It is one of the true highlights of our Christmas season.

Kudos to all — Mr. Price, the soloists, the Danbury Concert Chorus and the Baroque Chamber Orchestra. And Merry Christmas to all.

Margaret Piela
NEW MILFORD
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