Northampton’s Hampshire Music Club ‘musical medley’ begins its tenth season this month


‘Musical Potpourri’, an annual offering from Northampton’s Hampshire Music Club, will begin its tenth season on Wednesday 28 September. It will feature local expert in Arab culture, Michel Moushabeck.

The Club asked Mr. Moushabeck to tell his audience how Arab culture has influenced European music. Audience members will have the opportunity to interview Mr. Moushabeck and meet him after the presentation. This meeting will take place at Bombyx, 130 Pine Street in Florence at 10:00 a.m.

Michel Moushabeck is an award-winning musician, writer and editor, founder of Interlink Press in Northampton. His presentation is representative of the five carefully selected by the Hampshire Music Club to be included in this season’s series. Others are “L’invitation au voyage: The Art Songs of Duparc”, presented by baritone Cailin Marcel Manson with Christina Wright-Ivanova; “Percussion in the Symphony Orchestra”, by Peter Coutsouridis; “Two Grands, Four Hands: a Kaleidoscope of Two-Piano Pieces” with pianists Meg Kelsey Wright and Brenda Moore Miller; and Hartmann’s “Bringing Back Thomas”, a presentation by concert pianist and Hartmann scholar Elan Sicroff.

Three of the sessions will take place at the Bombyx Center for Arts and Equity, located in the former Florence Congregational Church, 130 Pine Street, Florence. The others will be given at the Northampton Community Music Center, 139 South Street, Northampton. Everything will be presented during the day. The subscription price is $50 for the series. Admission to individual presentations is $15. A limited number of free passes are available to qualified applicants from the Northampton Senior Centre, 67 Conz Street, Northampton.

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