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Pianist Hugh Keelan, violinist Gudrun Weeks to perform

Tickets for each concert are $15. Reservations can be made by contacting MSA at, 802-869-2960, or online at

SAXTONS RIVER—Main Street Arts continues its Hands On! music series with a concert Sunday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m.

Classical by Intention: Bach, Stravinsky and Fauré will feature Hugh Keelan on piano and Gudrun Weeks on violin.

The program includes the Duo Concertant by Igor Stravinsky, J.S. Bach’s Concerto nach Italienischen Gusto (‘Italian’ Concerto) and Sonata for Violin and Piano in A by Gabriel Fauré.

Weeks currently plays with the Windham Orchestra and is one of the founders of the Brattleboro Music Center.

She has played in many ensembles all over New England, mainly with the Vermont Symphony and its quartet for seven years, which toured the state regularly. She began her musical career at the Strauss Conservatory of Music in Munich, continuing at Sarah Lawrence College with instructors from the Julliard School of Music.

She has taught and performed in Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and in Botswana for the past 30 years.

Keelan has conducted orchestras throughout the world and is currently the conductor of the Windham Orchestra. He has collaborated with great contemporary artists including Solti, Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Shura Cherkassky, Maurice Sendak, and Tom Stoppard.

The final concert in the series takes place Sunday, March 18, and is titled Three Quirky Composers: Beethoven, Hayden and Dvorak. It will feature Keelan plus Peggy Spencer on violin and Zon Eastes on cello.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #446 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018). This story appeared on page B3.

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