Nashua orchestra to perform in Amherst

The annual Gala Concert and Silent Auction of the Nashua Chamber Orchestra will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the LaBelle Winery in Amherst.

This event will feature the Aryaloka String Quartet, joined by guest artist David Feltner, viola (and conductor of the NCO), in an eclectic program of music by Haydn, Glazunov, Gershwin and Brahms, enhanced by fine wine (cash bar) and hors d’oeuvres. The silent auction offers an array of crafts by local artists.

The Aryaloka Quartet took its name from the Aryaloka Buddhist Center in New Castle, where the quartet made its debut. Aryaloka is Sanskrit for "in the abode of the noble ones." The quartet believes that while playing the music of great composers, they truly are in the presence of the noble ones, and that a performance of great chamber works can be a spiritual experience for both the performers and the listeners.

Tickets for this fundraiser are $30. They may be purchased at the door: at Darrell’s Music Hall in Nashua and The Toadstool Bookshop in Lorden Plaza, Milford; or at

For more information, call Jackie at 582-5211.