Music series continues at MSA

SAXTONS RIVER — Main Street Arts concludes this year's “Hands On!” music series with a concert Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m.

“Three Quirky Composers: Beethoven, Hayden and Dvorak” features Zon Eastes on cello, Peggy Spencer on violin, and Hugh Keelan at the piano.

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

Spencer teaches violin and viola and coaches chamber music at the Brattleboro Music Center and has performed with the Springfield and Vermont symphonies, Apple Hill Chamber Music Players, Arcadia Players Baroque Orchestra, and the Bella Rosa String Quartet.

She has taught violin and coached chamber music at Keene State College, Bennington Composers' Conference, and The Putney School. She performed for many years as concertmaster and soloist with the New England Bach Festival Orchestra.

Eastes' musical career includes teaching, coaching, performing, and conducting. He has worked independently and at the Brattleboro Music Center, and at Dartmouth, Amherst, and Keene State colleges. He has performed recitals and concerts across the U.S., working with the Arcadia Players Baroque Orchestra, the New England Bach Festival, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and the Bella Rosa String Quartet.

He has participated in the Boston Early Music, Waterloo, Aix-en-Provence, and Lameque International Music festivals. He has conducted orchestras and choruses on both coasts and served as music director of the Windham Orchestra for more than 20 years.

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