Free Chamber Concert :

BrSO Flutissimo

Brockton Symphony Orchestra at the Brockton Public Library East Branch (Downstairs Meeting Room)

Date and Time: Saturday, August 6th, 2022 at 1:00PM 
 Location: Brockton Public Library East Branch, Downstairs
(54 Kingman St, Brockton MA)

Please note that this concert will be held
in the downstairs meeting room  to avoid the heat!

This location can be accessed through:
-A ramp outside of the basement door
-Stairs inside down to the basement

The Symphony is thankful to host chamber music concerts at the East and Main branches of the Brockton Public Library this summer.

Read below for programming and the group's biography, as well as about upcoming concerts at the East Branch!

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Valerie Coleman: Umoja

Daniel Dorff: It Takes Four to Tango

Traditional/Bill Holcombe: Amazing Grace

Ernesto Nazareth/Albert Arantes: Odeon Brazilian Tango

Tom Jobim & Vincius de Moraes/ arr. Albert Arantes:     
Garota de Ipanema (Girl from Ipanema)

Zequinha Abreu/Alberto Arantes:                                             
Tico-Tico no fubá  (Sparrow in the Cornmeal)

Eric Ewazen: Harmony in Blue & Gold
I. La Princess du Pays de la Porcelaine
II. Counterpoint of Color
III. The Artisans
IV. Fighting Peacocks

Raymond Guiot: Divertimento- Jazz
I. Nice
II.Le Domain Forget
III. Javea

Jacques Casterède: Flûtes Légères from Flûtes en vacances 

George Gershwin/Melanie Thorne: Rialto Ripples                                        Gary Shocker: Coffee Nerves

The Brockton Symphony thanks the Brockton Public Library for their sponsorship of this Chamber Music series. 
BrSO Flutissimo
Susan Caplan, flute & alto flute
Barbara Clement, flute & piccolo

Lorrie Hassan, flute & bass flute
Sandra Medeiros, flute & piccolo

BrSO Flutissimo, the four Brockton Symphony flutes, was founded in 2017 by BrSO  piccoloist, Lorrie Hassan. The quartet performs in Brockton and the surrounding areas,  including the Brockton Public Library Music Series, Brockton Symphony Chamber Concerts,  the Chinese New Year celebration in  
Quincy and various local events. 

Susan Caplan is the co-principal flutist and Chairperson of the Brockton Symphony.  She is also a member of the Wellesley Symphony, Quincy Symphony, and MIT Summer Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed with the Newton Symphony, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Savoyard Light Opera Company, and the Sudbury Savoyards.  Ms. Caplan’s primary teachers include Steven Finley, Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Elinor Preble, and William Grass.  Susan is on the Board of the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition and was one of the founders of MusicCounts! in Canton. Susan enjoys teaching flute, learning, reading, Pilates, hiking, dancing, cooking, nature, architecture, singing, and spending time with her husband Michael and her three grown-up children. 

Barbara Clement plays second Flute and piccolo with the Cape Ann Symphony, Quincy Symphony, and Melrose Symphony. She is on the Quincy Symphony Board of Directors.  Barbara is an instructor of Classical, Traditional and Contemporary Music for beginning through advanced flute, oboe, and piano at the Southeast School of Music in South Easton.  Barbara has taught flute at Eastern Nazarene College, Louisiana State University, and the University of Wyoming.  She has performed in various orchestras and chamber ensembles in Wyoming, Colorado, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

Lorrie Hassan is the founder of BrSO Flutissimo quartet.   She has played in Brockton Symphony Orchestra, Falmouth Chamber Players, Firebird Pops Orchestra, Melrose Orchestra and Quincy Symphony.  She also established and coached flute choirs at Taunton High School and Sharon High School.  She teaches private flute lessons in North Easton.  She enjoys crafting in her spare time.

A native of Fall River, Massachusetts, Sandra Medeiros holds a master’s degree in music education from Gordon College. She teaches 7th and 8th grade instrumental music in the Bridgewater-Raynham Public Schools. Sandra studied under Susan Thomas as an undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island.  She plays with the Tri-County Symphonic band, Marion Concert Band, and performs regularly throughout the southeastern Massachusetts area.

Upcoming Concerts at
the Brockton Public Library 

(East Branch Lawn: Performances at 1:00PM EST)
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Bailey Street Brass brass quintet

Thank you for joining us for our 2021-2022 season!

Stay tuned for a season announcement for our 2022-2023 season, as well as upcoming summer performances!

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The Brockton Symphony Orchestra is supported in part by grants from the Brockton Cultural Council, Abington Cultural Council, Canton Cultural Council,  Carver Cultural Council, East Bridgewater Arts Council, Easton Cultural Council, Halifax Cultural Council, Mansfield Local Cultural Council,  Middleborough Cultural Council,  North Attleboro Cultural Council, Randolph Cultural Council,  Raynham Cultural Council, Scituate Cultural Council, Sharon Cultural Council, Stoughton Cultural Council, and Whitman Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Their generosity is gratefully acknowledged.

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