CCA Stage Series Presents: Joseph Turbessi, Pianist


Piano Series

CCA Stage Series Presents: Joseph Turbessi, pianist

The Goldberg Variations

Saturday 5/9 7:00 pm

Tickets  Adults $15, Seniors/Students $10   On line HERE or call 978-250-3780

Mr. Turbessi will give a pre-performance talk at 7:00 pm.

Joseph Turbessi is a versatile musician in the greater Boston area, maintaining a career as a solo pianist, organist, collaborative pianist, and vocal coach.  His piano playing has been described as an “independent, probing musical voice” with “clear and expressive, singing tone.”   He is particularly interested in the music of J.S. Bach and of the 20th and 21st centuries.

As a solo pianist, Mr. Turbessi is a regular recitalist in greater Boston, and has presented solo recitals at the Boston Conservatory, St. Peter’s Episcopal in Cambridge, the Jamaica Plain Concert Series, the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, and Equilibrium Concerts.   He has also participated as an ensemble member with the Michigan Recital Project, the Wolf Italian Songbook Project (“Brokeback Wolf”) Juventas, and other Boston ensembles.

Mr. Turbessi serves as the accompanist for Harvard University’s Radcliffe Choral Society and the choirs of the Boston Conservatory. He has also worked with many of the major choirs in greater Boston, including Chorus Pro Musica, the Lorelei Ensemble, the Harvard University Chorus, the MIT Concert Chorus and Chamber Chorus, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus.  He has coached opera at New England Conservatory’s Summer Opera Intensive under the direction of Dan Wyneken.

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Sunday, May 3 at 2:00 pm

The Chelmsford Community Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band Goes to the Cartoons!

A wonderful afternoon of music you will remember from the golden age of cartoons.  All are welcome at this spring concert at the Chelmsford Elks, 300 Littleton Road, Chelmsford.

Learn more about the Band at and follow them on Facebook.



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Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble Series

Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble…everchanging…unpredictable…delightful!

The CCA Stage Series is proud to present a series of four concerts by the Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble in 2015.

Tickets are $20 Adults or $75 for the series and $15 for Senior/Students or $55 for the series.  Available at the CCA or on line HERE.


Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:30 PM – In its final program of the season at Chelmsford Arts Center, Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble presents two Boston area premieres touching on war and peace, and brings back guest soprano singer Jessica Cooper to add new dimensions to the chamber music experience.  Local composer Mark Latham’s “Four Meditations on War” for Voice and String Quartet is complemented by music of another local composer, Jonathan C. Rappaport, who offers his “Peace Now” for Piano and String Quintet.  These new works are accompanied by two classics: J. S. Bach’s beloved Wedding Cantata, and, to end the program, the famous nineteenth-century Piano Quintet by Robert Schumann.

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4th Friday Open Mic Hosted by Ruth Canonico

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All ages and abilities are warmly welcome.  Perform or come and enjoy our performers and features in this intimate café style performance space in the CCA Cabaret Café.  Sign up at 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm start.  $5 at the door.  Coffee, Tea, Refreshments available.

Features updated as they are booked, so check back!





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