“From Opera to Broadway”: MTMC’s Community Orchestra Pops Concert

The annual spring pops concert presented by Mountain Top Music Center's Community Orchestra is filled with dramatic flair this year. From Phantom of the Opera to Puccini's “O Mio Babbino Caro” from the comic opera Gianni Schicchi, much of the program comes from the stage and the screen.

To add to the drama, Mountain Top will showcase its graduating seniors—what could be more dramatic than leaving home to start an independent life? Nora Cronin, a senior who studies with Lillian Lee Morse will sing the aforementioned Puccini aria along with a well-known tune from Verdi. She is heading off to the University of Maine at Orono to hone her already amazing soprano voice. Fiona Howell and Marion Dillon, two longtime students of Doris Henney, team up to play a Vivaldi concerto for two flutes. Sprinkled between these gems are musical reminiscences sure to please—a medley from The Sound of Music and even a stunning ditty from a television commercial for diamonds.

There are two opportunities to enjoy Mountain Top Music Center’s Community Orchestra Pops Concert: Wednesday, June 10, at 7:30 PM at Salyards Center for the Arts, located at 110 Main Street, Conway, NH (across the street from Mountain Top Music Center) and Sunday, June 14, at 7:30 PM at the Brass Heart Inn, 88 Philbrick Neighborhood Road, Chocorua, NH. The concert at the Brass Heart Inn will also feature, as an opening act, The Pequawket Brass—a student ensemble of brass players led by Mountain Top Music Center’s own trumpet teacher, Randy Ouellette. There will be desserts at the Brass Heart Inn concert and the Brass Heart Inn will provide a cash bar.

Mountain Top Music Center presents a diverse array of concerts and programs to delight audiences of all ages; its faculty teaches more than 300 students—from infants to senior citizens—each semester. For more information about Mountain Top, including musical instruction, please call 603-447-4737, email music@mountaintopmusic.org, or visit us online at www.mountaintopmusic.org.