Symphony NH to perform

NASHUA – Symphony NH will continue its 2015-16 season with a program featuring Russian and French music inspired by composers from previous generations.

On Friday, Jan. 22, in Concord and Saturday, Jan. 23, in Nashua, the orchestra, under the baton of Jonathan McPhee, will perform works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Ravel and Tchaikovsky.

Tchaikovsky’s beloved "Serenade for Strings" was described by him as an homage to Mozart.

Ravel’s jaunty "Le Tombeau de Couperin" was composed as a memorial to the revered master Francois Couperin.

Stravinsky’s tuneful "Pulcinella Suite," based on the work of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, introduced audiences to the neoclassical style.

Prokofiev’s cheeky "Classical Symphony," composed to win a college bet, is a thrilling reimagining of the form established by Franz Joseph Haydn.

"Composers have always found inspiration in a variety of sources," McPhee said. "For the composers on this program, it was to musical ‘father figures’ that they turned, paradoxically resulting in some of the most original music ever written."

Both concerts, at the Concord City Auditorium and at the Keefe Center for the Arts, will begin at 8 pm. Tickets range from $18­49, and are free for youths younger than 16 when accompanied by a paying adult.

The program is made possible by concert sponsor Audi of Nashua. McPhee appears thanks to support from artist sponsors RiverStone Resources, Concord Orthopaedics and Lincoln Financial Group.

Symphony NH to perform

NASHUA – Symphony NH will continue its 2015-16 season with a program featuring Russian and French music inspired by composers from previous generations.

On Friday, Jan. 22, in Concord and Saturday, Jan. 23, in Nashua, the orchestra, under the baton of Jonathan McPhee, will perform works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Ravel and Tchaikovsky.

Tchaikovsky’s beloved "Serenade for Strings" was described by him as an homage to Mozart.

Ravel’s jaunty "Le Tombeau de Couperin" was composed as a memorial to the revered master Francois Couperin.

Stravinsky’s tuneful "Pulcinella Suite," based on the work of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, introduced audiences to the neoclassical style.

Prokofiev’s cheeky "Classical Symphony," composed to win a college bet, is a thrilling reimagining of the form established by Franz Joseph Haydn.

"Composers have always found inspiration in a variety of sources," McPhee said. "For the composers on this program, it was to musical ‘father figures’ that they turned, paradoxically resulting in some of the most original music ever written."

Both concerts, at the Concord City Auditorium and at the Keefe Center for the Arts, will begin at 8 pm. Tickets range from $18­49, and are free for youths younger than 16 when accompanied by a paying adult.

The program is made possible by concert sponsor Audi of Nashua. McPhee appears thanks to support from artist sponsors RiverStone Resources, Concord Orthopaedics and Lincoln Financial Group.