Dartmouth Symphony Performs in Walpole, NH

The Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Walpole, NH resident Anthony Princiotti, will perform music by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Beethoven as a benefit for TriVillage Energy.

The concert will be on Friday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m., in the Walpole Town Hall. Tickets are not required, the $10 suggested donation will be taken at the door.

The concert opens with the excitement and elegance of a grand ball in Tchaikovsky's Waltz from the 1882 Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48. The second work, Shostakovich's dramatic Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107, premiered in Leningrad in 1959 and offers moods ranging from sensitive to intense, highlighted by flashes of timpani.

The concert closes with Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, one of the world's most famous, which mirrors not only the composer's genius and personal struggles but also the political turmoil of early-19th-century Vienna.

Anthony Princiotti, Music Director and Conductor of the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, is also the Associate Conductor of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the Music Director and Conductor of the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra. Princiotti began his musical training at the age of four, studying the violin with his father. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in 1980 from the Juilliard School, where he studied violin. As a graduate student at Juilliard, he studied conducting with Sixten Ehrling and Alfred Wallenstein.

The concert will benefit TriVillage Energy (TVE), Walpole's energy committee. TriVillage Energy works to help reduce Walpole's consumption of non-renewable energy and its emission of greenhouse gases.

It recently secured a $138,000 grant from the Public Utilities Commission to weatherize the Walpole Town Hall and the North Walpole municipal building. TVE promotes local and sustainably grown food. One initiative, The Walpole Community Garden, which completed a very successful first year, will be expanding next year, and is now taking signups for next year's plots.

Other upcoming events include a Thanksgiving Farmers Market on Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Common if the weather is fair, or in the Town Hall if it is not.

For more information about the concert or any of TVE's activities, email info@trivillageenergy.org or call 603-756-4861.

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