Introducing Cellist Francisco Vila

Ashuelot Concerts is delighted that Ecuadorian Cellist Francisco Vila will be joining us at the beginning of June for our program of Beethoven & Shostakovich Piano Trios. Francisco is Professor of Cello at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Boston and will be traveling from his home in San Diego to join us […]

A Mother’s Superpower.

I am currently reading a fascinating book that has left me completely inspired. It is called ‘The Artist and the Woman’ and tells the tale of the life and work of Clara Schumann. Before I began reading this book, I’m ashamed to say I knew very little about her. I knew that she had composed […]

Introducing Guy Johnston

During March 2022 we are delighted to be welcoming British cellist Guy Johnston to New Hampshire for two concerts at Stonewall Farm in Keene, and at the D.L.Moody Auditorium in Northfield MA. Guy Johnston is one of the most exciting British cellists of his generation. His early successes included winning the BBC Young Musician of […]

To Be or Not To Be…

We probably all share a similar memory of being on a long car journey and asking ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ Now, with my own small children, it is certainly a frequent occurrence! These days I seem to hover over this question a lot. Are we nearly there yet? Are we ever going to get […]

Back in the Saddle

It’s safe to say that this last year has pushed buttons and boundaries in me that have taken my life in new directions that I didn’t necessarily want to go in. My emotions have been pushed and pulled in just about every way; from protecting my children in this ever changing world, to having to […]

Introducing Jackie Lyon – Our New Board President.

Where does your interest in classical music come from? My interest in classical music was really inspired by my parents who took me to classical concerts starting at an age of around 7-8.  Throughout my secondary education in Providence, RI, I attended with my parents a regular subscription concert series of the Providence Symphony Orchestra […]

Start Fresh Everyday.

Is it just me or does it seem that everywhere you look these days there are mixed messages coming from almost every direction? Do this, don’t do that, say this, don’t say that, be that person, be this person… It’s exhausting and at times horribly overwhelming! I find myself having to work very hard to […]

New Year, New Hope!

There have been countless times this past year that I have felt like I’m riding an emotional roller coaster ride. Life has felt chaotic, then amazing, then heartbreaking, then breathtakingly beautiful and everything in between! There has been joy through feeling grateful for this beautiful life, for the gift of music and then there has […]

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Fighting the Good Fight.

Is it just me or is there nothing to watch on tv anymore? No good movies, no believable plots and no authentic characters. I find myself watching something that starts well before ultimately leaving me feeling completely flat and annoyed that I’ve just wasted time that I can never get back! I don’t watch much […]

Reconnecting to you.

I played a bold move last night and announced my departure from all social media platforms. It felt like even before I’d hit the ‘post’ button that an influx of well wishes, goodbyes, stay in touches, hearts, likes and LOVES were being bestowed upon me and I instantly felt that warmth of affection from so […]