We had another wonderful year: fifteen concerts, starting with Quabbin Valley Pro Musica last winter and including fourteen more from June through September. One special note from late in the season – when the weather turned cold, we moved our concert with Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy across the street to the New Salem Library. The space was wonderful for us; we hope to have more, smaller and intimate concerts there next year; and we give big thanks to the Library for letting us use their space.
Please mark your calendars for our next concert with Quabbin Valley Pro Musica at the Orange Central Congregational Churach on Sunday, February 4th, 2024.
Over the past 12 months we have seen: Quabbin Valley Pro Musica (winter and summer), Samirah Evans, Sarah Clay & the Starcats, Lonesome Brothers, Stompboxtrio, Leah Kunkel, Patty Larkin, The Jolly Beggars, Jenny Burtis, Joe Jencks, David Wilcox, Elan Sicroff, The Green Sisters, and Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy. Classical choral music; jazz & blues; retro-pop, swing & Latin jazz; country folk, blues; rock & soul; folk-rock; folk-urban pop; celtic folk; local singer-songwriter; internationally touring songwriter; quintessential folksinger; classical piano; old-time, bluegrass & eclectic folk; traditional French-Canadian & Irish folk.
We love the great variety of our music; we love bringing in excellent musicians from near and far to give you fabulous concerts in our wonderful hall. And we need your help to keep that going.
Even in the best of times, ticket sales and business advertising cover only 55% of our operating costs; we rely on grants (thank you, Mass Cultural Council and other grant sources) and you to help us cover the gap.
Please help us thrive and continue our dual missions of offering high quality arts programming at an affordable cost and maintaining and preserving the wonderful building.
Please give as much as you can to help support our work. Your annual giving makes a huge difference; any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your participation and support, your concert attendance, love of the building, membership in Quabbin Valley Pro Music, interest in our history, volunteer work, and/or participation past and present on our Board. You are what keeps us alive and helps us thrive.
Brad Foster, Executive Director