Violinist to perform at Italian Cultural Society

Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Bedford Li­brary for the Bedford Italian Cultural Society meeting. Aurora Pearson will be per­forming on the violin that evening sharing her rendi­tions of Italian music. Auro­ra is both a classical violinist and a fiddler. She grew up surrounded by music in her family and has loved it all her life. Her teachers have included Mowry Pearson, Cornelia Schwartz, Elise Kuder, Amy Cann, Kato Ha­vas, and Candace Wharton. She attended the Pine Hill Waldorf School, the Putney School, and Notre Dame Les Oiseaux in Verneuil sur Seine, France.

Aurora is an area free­lancer and has performed at a wide range of events in Hillsborough County and other parts of New En­gland, including the Keene Chamber Orchestra, Leslie Vogel’s Youth and Commu­nity Fiddle Orchestra, the Brattleboro Music Center Senior Orchestra, the Nash­ua Chamber Orchestra, and the Winsor Music Outreach Project in Boston. She works in a variety of musical fields, including music education, classical chamber music, solo performance, and contract­ing and organizing music for various events.

Aurora teaches violin les­sons in Wilton and has also taught at the Summer Music Workshop at the William­stown Youth Center. She values the power of music to create communication between people of different backgrounds.

Upcoming presenters in­clude Margaret Hagen from the UNH Extension Ser­vice and the WMUR TV spot "Grow it Green," and Paul Monico the author of That Rogue Tourist and the "Paolo & Maria Elena’s Ital­ian Blog".

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. but you can come to socialize at 6 p.m. if you like. As always, Bedford res­idency and Italian heritage are not required.