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The Clarksville Community Concert Association announces their 2009-10 Community Concert Series schedule

ccaThe Clarksville Community Concert Association (CCCA) along with the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is proud to announce the schedule for the 2009-10 Community Concert Series. The CCCA strives to present musical performances of high artistic merit in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area, and to promote the interest in. and enjoyment of live concerts through community outreach and education. The Community Concert Series is one of the major cultural resources for our community. Help support them by becoming a member.

The series kicks off at 7:30 p.m., on Monday, August 31st in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall with the Todd Hill Orchestra. Also appearing this year is Gabriela Montero, The Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, The Gateway Chamber Ensemble, and closing out this years series in April 2010 is the Joel Frahm Jazz Quartet.

The Todd Hill Orchestra

AugustThe Todd Hill Orchestra presents the absolute best music of the Swing Era with original arrangements of the great bands such as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman, along with more modern interpretations of standards from the great American “songbook,” and the contrasting swinging and romantic vocals by the leader.

The Todd Hill Orchestra

When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, August 31, 2009

Gabriela Montero

OctoberGabriela MonteroGabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have won her a quickly expanding audience and devoted following around the world. Born in Caracas Venezuela, Gabriela gave her first public performance at the age of five. She performed at the inauguration for President Obama. In both recital and after performing a concerto, Gabriela often invites her audience to participate in asking for a melody for improvisations. They ask for themes from a Mozart Symphony to Star Wars. Gabriela says, “Because improvisation is such a huge part of who I am, it is the most natural and spontaneous way I can express myself. I have been improvising since my hands first touched the keyboard, but for many years I kept this aspect of my playing secret.”

When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2009

Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival

Massenkoff Russian Folk FestivalNikolai Massenkoff, Star of the MASSENKOFF RUSSIAN FOLK FESTIVAL was born in the White Russian community in Shanghai, China. He escaped Communism, and at the age of three, he was placed in St. Tichon’s Orphanage, founded by St. John of Shanghai Russian Orthodox Orphanage. It was there he had his first musical experience, singing and chanting. He went on to culminate a B.A. in Music (Voice), Drama and Speech. Nikolai studied with operatic greats from Juilliard, Villa Schifania, American Institute of Music and participated in the Tchaikovsky International Voice Competition in Moscow, Russia. In 1975, Nikolai founded the MASSENKOFF RUSSIAN FOLK FESTIVAL, a festival of Russian music song and dance because of love for his Russian heritage.

When: 3 p.m., Sunday, January 24, 2010

Gateway Chamber Ensemble

FebruaryGateway Chamber Ensemble The Gateway Chamber Ensemble is a new and exciting ensemble providing the Clarksville and University communities with professional level performances of milestone works of both the past and future. Making use of a flexible instrumentation, the ensemble is based around Austin Peay State University’s outstanding faculty and includes many of the area’s leading professional musicians.

When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2010

Joel Frahm Jazz Quartet

AprilJoel Frahm Jazz QuartetBorn in Racine, WI in 1969, Frahm attended the Mason Gross School for the Arts and earned his B.A. in Jazz Performance at Manhattan School of Music. He Released three highly regarded CDs on Palmetto: “The Navigator”, “Don’t Explain” (with Brad Mehldau), and “Sorry No Decaf.” “Don’t Explain,” his latest, was the number one jazz release for radio in the United States for two consecutive weeks in 2004, according to jazzweek.com. Joel was also recently selected in DownBeat Magazine’s Critics Poll as Rising Star in the category of tenor saxophone.

When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2010

Become a member

Yearly Membership

A Value Subscription Package consisting of tickets to each of the five concerts (Purchased on or before August 31, 2009)

  • Family: (includes up to four children) $300
  • Adult: $100
  • Youth: (18 and younger or *non-APSU student with ID) $50

Individual tickets to the concerts *

  • Adult: $25
  • Youth: (18 and younger or *non-APSU student with ID) $12

*APSU students with valid ID admitted free to series concerts

About the Clarksville Community Concert Association

ccaThe Clarksville Community Concert Association under the auspices of Mid-Cumberland Arts League, is a nonprofit 501 (c-3) organization dedicated to presenting musical performances of high artistic merit in Clarksville-Montgomery County and promoting interest in and enjoyment of live concerts through community outreach and education.

The goals of the CCCA are achieved with support from the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, subscriptions, corporate donors, private contributors, as well as ticket sales.

The organization is operated by an all-volunteer board of directors and officers consisting of subscribing members from the community.



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