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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Claflin Hill Symphony presents Springtime Pops - Apr 30, 2022

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra will perform a springtime pops concert a la Arthur Fiedler on Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 PM in the Grand Ballroom at the Milford Town Hall.

  • Bizet:  Music from “Carmen”
  • Rossini: William Tell Overture
  • Strauss:  The Blue Danube Waltz
  • Music of Broadway, Hollywood and More!!!

Tickets are available through the orchestra's website at www.claflinhill.org

This is the final concert of the CHSO 2021-2022 season. Claflin Hill Summer Winds will begin free outdoor concerts this summer.

Claflin Hill Symphony presents Springtime Pops - Apr 30, 2022
Claflin Hill Symphony presents Springtime Pops - Apr 30, 2022

Friday, March 18, 2022

Metrowest Symphony Orchestra - free concert Sunday, March 20, 2022

Metrowest Symphony Orchestra
MSO is pleased to announce a free family concert!

Classical Favorites Concert
Sunday March 20, 2022

2 pm at Natick High School Auditorium
Michael Bednarsky, conductor

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Ukrainian National Anthem
Hayden – Armida Overture
Mozart – Violin Concerto No 4 in D
soloist Alexander Romanul
Beethoven – Symphony No. 1


Metrowest Symphony Orchestra - free concert Sunday, March 20, 2022
Metrowest Symphony Orchestra - free concert Sunday, March 20, 2022

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Franklin High School Winter Concerts - Dec 4, Dec 10

Franklin High School is pleased to invite you to celebrate over 200 student musicians as they perform their annual Winter Concert. This year, we will be presenting our concert over two nights. 

On Wednesday, December 4, the String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra will perform Fanfare for the Common Man by Copland and Finlandia by Sibelius. The Combined Chorus, Chamber Chorus, and Treble Chorus, with pianist Cate Gallagher, will present works by local RI composer, Michael C. Kregler (“Babylon’s Fallin’” and “I carry your heart with me”), “Famine Song” by VIDA, “Duet of the Flowers” from the opera Lakmé, “Pure Imagination” from the classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory , and more!

On Tuesday, Dec. 10 the FHS Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will present a concert featuring the music of Robert W. Smith, including “The Divine Comedy - The Inferno, Purgatorio, The Ascension, Paradiso” and “Inchon & Encanto” plus Andrew Boysen Jr's “By My Side”. Together, the Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band will close the concert with two selections including “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.

NEW THIS YEAR! Through the generosity of the Franklin Cultural Council, Regency Transportation and the support through the Franklin Music Boosters, we are thrilled to perform for the first time in our new formal concert attire. Thank you and see you there!

Both concerts will take place at 7:00 PM in the Franklin High School auditorium. A $5 donation is requested at the door.

 
Franklin High School Winter Concerts - Dec 4, Dec 10
Franklin High School Winter Concerts - Dec 4, Dec 10

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Reminder: Claflin Hill Symphony schedules open rehearsal at FHS on Tuesday, Jan 30

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra visits Franklin on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 for an Open Rehearsal at 7:30 PM in the Franklin High School Auditorium.

The rehearsal, which is hosted by the Franklin Public School Music Department, is open to ALL Franklin Public School Students and ALL residents of Franklin.

During this first ever visit to Franklin by the CHSO, they will be rehearsing for their “Russian Romance” concert program that will take place on Saturday evening, February 3, 2018 in the Milford Town Hall Grand Ballroom.

The orchestra is performing Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” – a lush, colorful and epic orchestral “Tone Poem” based on the “Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights.” In the story and depicted by the music, the Princess Scheherazade begins a story-telling series to her husband, the King, in order to forestall him having her executed after their wedding night, as had been his frequent custom. The King becomes so enthralled by the on-going tales, which included Sinbad the Sailor and Ali Baba, that he keeps her alive night after night to hear the next installment! Rimsky-Korsakov’s magnificent orchestral score is a big feature for solo violin, which will be performed by the CHSO’s phenomenal Concertmaster, Angel Valchinov.

Also on the program and set to rehearse on that night in Franklin is Sergei Rachmaninoff’s gorgeous and popular "Piano Concerto No. 2". This features Beth Surapine on piano, who has performed frequently with the CHSO and throughout the Milford/Franklin region for the past two decades,

Entrance to the open rehearsal is FREE ADMISSION, and attendees will also receive a voucher for a Special Discount Ticket for the concert that week, to hear the finished product of what they experienced at the rehearsal.

“We’re very excited to visit Franklin for this open rehearsal,” said Paul Surapine, Founding Executive and Artistic Director of Claflin Hill. “Many of our musicians have had ongoing and strong ties to Franklin, including myself, and a significant number of Franklin Public School Music Faculty past and present are permanent members of the CHSO. Additionally, Franklin accounts for more members of the Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies than any other community throughout the entire region, which is a strong endorsement of the music education program in progress in Franklin for the last twenty years. We’d like to thank CHSO Violinist and Franklin Public Schools Music Director Diane Plouffe for her invitation to come to her community. We hope it will be an interesting and educational experience for the music students and entertaining for all who attend.”

For more information on all upcoming Claflin Hill concerts and events, visit www.claflinhill.com

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, located in Milford, MA, is a powerful regional musical force. Through passionate performances presented by masterful musicians, the CHSO plays a leading role in the cultural enrichment and vitality of Central Massachusetts and MetroWest communities. The CHSO sponsors a remarkable outreach program that helps youth perfect their musical talents and build long-lasting appreciation for music.

Claflin Hill Symphony To Visit Franklin for Open Rehearsal - Jan 30
Claflin Hill Symphony To Visit Franklin for Open Rehearsal - Jan 30

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Claflin Hill Symphony To Visit Franklin for Open Rehearsal - Jan 30

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra visits Franklin on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 for an Open Rehearsal at 7:30 PM in the Franklin High School Auditorium.

The rehearsal, which is hosted by the Franklin Public School Music Department, is open to ALL Franklin Public School Students and ALL residents of Franklin.

During this first ever visit to Franklin by the CHSO, they will be rehearsing for their “Russian Romance” concert program that will take place on Saturday evening, February 3, 2018 in the Milford Town Hall Grand Ballroom.

The orchestra is performing Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” – a lush, colorful and epic orchestral “Tone Poem” based on the “Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights.” In the story and depicted by the music, the Princess Scheherazade begins a story-telling series to her husband, the King, in order to forestall him having her executed after their wedding night, as had been his frequent custom. The King becomes so enthralled by the on-going tales, which included Sinbad the Sailor and Ali Baba, that he keeps her alive night after night to hear the next installment! Rimsky-Korsakov’s magnificent orchestral score is a big feature for solo violin, which will be performed by the CHSO’s phenomenal Concertmaster, Angel Valchinov.

Also on the program and set to rehearse on that night in Franklin is Sergei Rachmaninoff’s gorgeous and popular "Piano Concerto No. 2". This features Beth Surapine on piano, who has performed frequently with the CHSO and throughout the Milford/Franklin region for the past two decades,

Entrance to the open rehearsal is FREE ADMISSION, and attendees will also receive a voucher for a Special Discount Ticket for the concert that week, to hear the finished product of what they experienced at the rehearsal.

“We’re very excited to visit Franklin for this open rehearsal,” said Paul Surapine, Founding Executive and Artistic Director of Claflin Hill. “Many of our musicians have had ongoing and strong ties to Franklin, including myself, and a significant number of Franklin Public School Music Faculty past and present are permanent members of the CHSO. Additionally, Franklin accounts for more members of the Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies than any other community throughout the entire region, which is a strong endorsement of the music education program in progress in Franklin for the last twenty years. We’d like to thank CHSO Violinist and Franklin Public Schools Music Director Diane Plouffe for her invitation to come to her community. We hope it will be an interesting and educational experience for the music students and entertaining for all who attend.”

For more information on all upcoming Claflin Hill concerts and events, visit www.claflinhill.com

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, located in Milford, MA, is a powerful regional musical force. Through passionate performances presented by masterful musicians, the CHSO plays a leading role in the cultural enrichment and vitality of Central Massachusetts and MetroWest communities. The CHSO sponsors a remarkable outreach program that helps youth perfect their musical talents and build long-lasting appreciation for music.

Claflin Hill Symphony To Visit Franklin for Open Rehearsal - Jan 30
Claflin Hill Symphony To Visit Franklin for Open Rehearsal - Jan 30

Monday, December 4, 2017

Claflin Hill Symphony: “Holiday Pops!” - December 9

“Holiday Pops!” Saturday, December 9, 2017

Let us make your spirits merry and bright as the Grand Ballroom is transformed into a magical place for all ages! Join us for everyone’s favorite holiday tradition featuring timeless classics like “Sleigh Ride,” “Stille Nacht,” a holiday sing-along and a visit from jolly ol’ St. Nick! 

Let’s ring in the Holidays together! 

The Greater Milford Community Chorus, under the direction of Daniel Zabinski, join CHSO for their third year!


Tickets available online:
https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=32f4e8444c13103fc627c2888d2948fe

Claflin Hill Symphony: “Holiday Pops!” - December 9
Claflin Hill Symphony: “Holiday Pops!” - December 9


For additional info visit the webpage http://www.claflinhill.com/

Friday, October 28, 2016

In the Shadow of Ludwig Van: Claflin Hill's 17th Season Opener-- Saturday, Nov. 5th at 7:30 p.m.





Claflin Hill's season opener!!! Saturday, Nov. 5th at 7:30 p.m.
In the Shadow of Ludwig Van

The week before a concert, particularly a season opening concert, is always full of anticipation at Claflin Hill.

Musicians have received the music in the mail and next Tuesday night, they will assemble at Milford Town Hall to begin their rehearsals.  (I'm always so impressed that Paul pulls together concerts of the magnitude of CHSO with just 3 rehearsals; that truly speaks to the caliber of our professional musicians!)  Next Tuesday night is very much like a family reunion. Many of our musicians have not seen each other since the season finale last April.  There's so much catching up to do, but the real task at hand is to prepare a program that will entertain YOU, the audience, while it is also sure to inspire, educate and enlighten, too. 

We are grateful to the concert sponsors: Medway Oil & Propane, Homefield Credit Union and Milford Water Company.  Their ongoing support makes our program possible. 
Click here to order season tickets. 

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra's
2016-17 Season
All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Concert I "In the Shadow of Ludwig Van"

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Concert II "Holiday Pops!"  Last year was a SELL-OUT!
Order your tickets today to insure your seat in our concert hall. 
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Concert III "Fire and Ice!"
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Concert IV "Seascapes"
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Concert V CHSO Family Symphony Matinee
Sunday, March 26, 2017 ~ 3:00 PM  
Instrument Petting Zoo before and after the concert.
Concert VI "Postcards from New England"
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Claflin Hill/Alternatives Chamber Music Series**

Concert II ~ Friday, January 13, 2017
"Rivendell" featuring The New England String Quartet
Concert III ~ Friday, April 7, 2017
"Paul Surapine - Family and Friends"
  
* All symphony concerts take place at Milford Town Hall, 52 Main St., Milford, MA

** Chamber concerts take place at the Singh Performance Center, 50 Douglas Rd. Whitinsville, MA
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Attention student musicians! Audition for the Clafin Hill Youth Symphony!

Greetings, Fellow Musicians and Music Educators! Summer is drawing to a close, too short !!!! and we're getting ready for the next season of Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies. We are holding auditions for new candidates on Sunday, September 18th at MassBay Community College in Framingham.

We have openings in all orchestral and wind ensembles sections, EXCEPT FLUTE, (sorry, we're already over booked for flutes this season, but will be graduating at least 4 this year).

Please forward this to your students and encourage them to consider CHYS. all information is included below, including links to audition sign ups and even some YouTube videos. 

We are in particular need of String Bass, Horns, Trumpets, Low Brass, Bassoons, Percussion and can accommodate new members in ALL orchestral string sections.

OF particular value for your younger students is our Repertory Ensemble under the direction of Dimitar Petkov – an engaging, fun and educational first orchestral experience for 2nd and 3rd year string students.

Thank you and anyone may email me directly at psurapine@claflinhill.org with questions.

Paul Surapine




Sunday, September 18th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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The Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies seeks 
NEW students for its 3 ensembles.

Repertory, Wind Ensemble and Youth Symphony.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 18th 
at MassBay Community College in Framingham, 19 Flagg Rd.

CHYS audition flyer- September 18th

Advanced orchestral training in a supportive musical environment.






ATTENTION STUDENT MUSICIANS!
The Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies seeks NEW members.

Rehearsals  take place at MassBay Community College in Framingham,
Sunday afternoons during the school year.
Concerts take place at MassBay Community College in Wellesley.

¨ Claflin Hill Youth Symphony Orchestra ~ Ages 12-18
¨ Claflin Hill Youth Symphonic Wind Ensemble ~ Ages 12-18
¨ Claflin Hill Youth Repertory Ensemble ~ Ages 8-14
§  VERY affordable tuition
§  Highest standards of musicality
§  Highest level of instructors
§  Self-engaged instruction
§  Nurturing and supportive environment
§  Developing leadership skills
More information at www.claflinhill.org. 

"Claflin Hill has been my favorite activity in high school. Each Sunday rehearsal has consistently been the highlight of my week." E. D.

Claflin Hill Youth Wind Ensemble perform Pilatus: Mountain of Dragons.
Claflin Hill Youth Wind Ensemble perform Pilatus: Mountain of Dragons.

Claflin Hill Youth Symphony Orchestra performs
Claflin Hill Youth Symphony Orchestra performs "Orpheus in the Underworld."


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra opens 2014-2015 season

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra (CHSO) has announced the 2014-2015 season featuring five dynamic concerts with world-renowned soloists, the premier of a new symphony, the annual favorite "Holiday Pops," a program of music that went from opera to Broadway; and concluding with music from cinema musicals in the spring. 
"We are very excited about this new season," said Paul Surapine, Claflin Hill founder, and its artistic director since 1997. "This year we have a great mix of music for all audiences. At our first concert, our "European Dance Rave" we will perform Dances Thraces by Petko Stainov; Dances of Galanta by Zoltan Kodaly; and Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra," said Surapine. "We chose these pieces because they really highlight the virtuosity of the orchestra's musicians." The Claflin Hill Symphony season opens with this concert in the Grand Ballroom of Milford Town Hall on November 8, 2014. 
A regional concert favorite – "Holiday Pops 2014" heralds the holiday season with both the CHSO and the New World Chorale. The concert will feature traditional favorites that define the spirit of the season, as well as new classics. There will be eggnog, hot chocolate, and a visit from a special guest dressed in red. 
"It is such a joy to see the families who come every year to the Pops," said Surapine. "We've seen children grow up in front of us! And Santa always makes a special appearance despite his hectic schedule in December." The Holiday Pops 2014 concert is on December 13, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the Milford Town Hall. 
On Saturday, January 31, 2015, CHSO will perform works by the Symphony's frequent guest conductor and composer Thomas Hojnacki, including the world-premiere of his Second Symphony "The Canyon," inspired by his recent eight-day backpacking trip through the Grand Canyon. 
"Tom is not only an outstanding composer, faculty member at Berklee School of Music, performer and friend, but he has served as mentor to many CHSO musicians, and youth orchestra musicians," explained Surapine. "A Composers' Life" is scheduled for Saturday, January 31, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Milford Town Hall. 
The fourth concert of the CHSO season is "A Chorus Lineup: Opera to Broadway" on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The New World Chorale again joins CHSO for an evening of popular operatic choruses, including compositions by Verdi, Delibes, Wagner, Puccini and others. 
"We will also feature medleys of great choral moments from Broadway's "Les Miserables" and "Phantom of the Opera," said Surapine. 
The Symphony Season concludes with its fifth concert "Cinema Musicale: A Night at the Movies" on Saturday April 25, 2015. 
"What would movies be without the great music that accompanies the on-screen scenes and action?" said Surapine. Music from soundtrack favorites including the score of "Lawrence of Arabia," "Jaws," "Out of Africa," "Star Wars," "Ben Hur," "Bridge Over the River Kwai," and more will be performed. Join the Orchestra to celebrate musical memories from our favorite movies. 
"This region is so fortunate to have access to world-class musicians and composers. Milford has always been a city of music – starting with the immigrant populations who came here to make a better life in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries," said Surapine. "They made music a priority here, building opera houses and performance venues. 
Claflin Hill is proud to continue that tradition. We could not do so without the support of so many regional businesses, partners' individuals and foundations that recognize the value of music in our lives." 
Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra performs five symphony concerts each year, along with children's concerts, regional school outreach, chamber music concerts, summer park concerts, and the MetroWest Youth Symphony Orchestra, now known as The Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies. 
Paul Surapine is a New York-trained clarinetist who saw the opportunity to create performances featuring talented musicians who live in the Boston/MetroWest region, and to generate a way for locally-based companies and corporations to give back to the community through sponsorship and support. 
Individual and season ticket information is available online at www.claflinhill.org, or by calling 508-478-5924. Special family packages and student pricing is also available. 

Clafin Hill Symphony Orchestra
Clafin Hill Symphony Orchestra
The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, located in Milford, MA, is a powerful regional musical force. Through passionate performances presented by masterful musicians, the CHSO plays a leading role in the cultural enrichment and vitality of Central Massachusetts and MetroWest communities. The CHSO sponsors a remarkable outreach program that helps youth perfect their musical talents and build long-lasting appreciation for music.