Master Players Concert Series Concert, Prelude Dinner Sold Out

Billy Joel concert at The Paramount in Huntington finds the piano man basking in hometown glow

“Come on down to Times Square. It’s all going to be happening there!” he added. Security guards at the site said the 15-minute, lunch-time concert was kept a secret until shortly before its start. “I loved it. It is hard not to like this band. They have been playing together for so long; they just make perfect music every time they hit a stage,” Said Hamdan, 51, a teacher in New York who learned about the concert through Twitter, said. Tawanna Flowers, a 25-year-old security guard working at the event, described the mini-concert as “awesome.” “New,” which features 12 tracks including “New” and “Queenie Eye” is McCartney’s first album of new material in six years. “A lot of the tracks are quite varied and not necessarily in a style you’d recognize as mine,” the singer and bassist said on his website. “But I didn’t want it to all sound the same. We had a lot of fun.” On Wednesday, the singer did a special show and master class for 400 teenagers at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in the New York borough of Queens. The school was founded by singer Tony Bennett, who attended the performance.

Concert to raise money for Nashua’s West Pearl Street Mural Project

However, he was clearly in good spirits, breaking out in a wide grin at the ovation he got for “River of Dreams,” as well as being in fine voice. His recent hip surgeries seem to have done the trick as he swiveled his hips during the encore “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.” Joel’s concert brought out VIPs of all sorts — from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who recently rode with Joel in a motorcycle memorial to honor 9/11 victims, to actor Paul Rudd, from numerous Judd Apatow movies. It also brought the shops and restaurants of downtown Huntington to life, with many blasting Joel’s music out their front doors. Tickets for the show sold out within 15 minutes Tuesday, even with a two-ticket limit per person and only two hours’ notice. Considering how Joel holds the record for the most sellouts at Madison Square Garden and sold out two nights at Shea Stadium, competition for tickets at the 1,555-capacity Paramount was predictably fierce. Scalpers were charging more than $800 on StubHub and Craigslist for tickets, which originally ranged in price from $79.50 to $150. Joel addressed the wild markups, saying, “We’re not worth that much — maybe if [Jimi] Hendrix came back.” Of course, many fans were thrilled to see Joel in such an intimate setting no matter what the cost. After all, Joel is set to be honored by the Kennedy Center in December, when he will receive the nation’s highest award given to performers for their contribution to popular culture. He showed off how diverse that influence has been, adding a Latin influence to “Don’t Ask Me Why” and some ragtime to the extended opening of “New York State of Mind,” which became a poignant sing-along. Joel also made a point of explaining how rare some of the night’s performances were. “I don’t think we’ve ever played this one before,” he said, introducing “Blonde Over Blue” from the “River of Dreams” album. “It could be a car wreck.” After the song got a huge ovation, he said, “I like that one.

18, are sold out. There are no reserve tickets available at the door. The concert, being held in the Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts, will feature the music of Mozart and Shostakovich. Oct. 18: MPCS concert sold out MPCS producing artistic director and violinist Xiang Gao will be joined by virtuoso performers to open the season. The performers include: award-winning Canadian pianist Joel Hastings, faculty pianist at the Florida State University; concert cellist Alan Stepansky, who had a distinguished orchestral career playing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra before joining the Peabody Conservatory faculty, serving as principal cellist of the Boston Pops; and UD faculty violist Esme Allen-Creighton, who is also a member of the acclaimed Serafin String Quartet. The Opus 3 of this special event features Mozarts G Minor Piano Quartet, as well as his Violin Sonata in G Major. The second half will feature one of the most powerful compositions by a 20th century Russian composer: Shostakovichs Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 67. The master classes are still open and are free of charge at 1:25-2:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, with pianist Joel Hastings in Gore Recital Hall and cellist Alan Stepansky in Puglisi Orchestra Hall, also in the Roselle Center. For those who were unable to get tickets for Mozart Celebration III, there are many upcoming events available and tickets are going fast. Prelude dinners sell out quickly; those who plan to attend are asked to consider making reservations for the next dinner 10 days prior to the concert. Information about the series is available at the website . Coming attractions Friday, Nov.

Ext. Proceeds from the concert, titled “Old, New and Sometimes Blue, But Always Jazz,” will benefit a historic mural project that will eventually be displayed behind the parking lot of TD Bank on the corner of Main and West Pearl streets. The public art project, to be painted by Nashua mural artist Barbara Andrews, will depict a view of West Pearl Street from 1909.The colored mural, named “Vivian’s Dream,” will stand about 40 feet by 35 feet. It is designed to enhance downtown Nashua by offering residents, businesses, restaurant patrons, shoppers and visitors a historic public art experience, according to a release. The jazz concert will include performances by Pam Purvis, Bob Ackerman and Tim Maynard. “We are delighted that Pam and Bob have donated their time and wonderful talents, coming to Nashua from the New Jersey/New York area, to help us bring a significant piece of public art to downtown,” said Marjorie Bollinger Hogan, president of City Arts Nashua. Purvis sings and plays keyboard, while her husband, Ackerman, plays piano, saxophone, clarinet and flute. Maynard is a percussionist from Massachusetts. Purvis and Ackerman have eight recordings, and have performed all over the nation, in Europe and Mexico, according to a release. “We want our music to swing and get you moving, but we are also interested in the subtleties of color, harmony and nuance,” Purvis said in a statement. “I want you to see and feel the images in the song. I come from a part of the country where there is a lot of color and energy.