The Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra
The Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra (Photos courtesy Harkins Photography)

CHELMSFORD -- On Friday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m., the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road, welcomes the Lowell Philharmonic to its concert stage. The program will open with "Overture to the Abduction" from Mozart's "Seraglio," followed by the "Mother Goose Suite" by Ravel. An excerpt from Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" will feature two vocal soloists from the Boston area. Later in the program, audience members will be treated to the evocative strains of Rimsky-Korsakov's exquisite "Scheherazade."

Inspiring the Greater Lowell community with quality performances since 1987, the LPO continues to provide audiences with lively classical and pops music each season. The orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Valerie Taylor since 2000, has collaborated with the Lowell Opera Company in four separate performances, from Mozart to Strauss to Broadway. The LPO was founded upon the commitment to encourage and include young talented musicians and to perform original works by area composers.


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Tickets are $10 adults, $5 children and students. Students must present ID.

The artists in residence at the CCA will hold an open house on Saturday, Nov. 14, 1-4 p.m. Held the second Saturday of each month, the open house series gives visitors the opportunity to chat with artists Donna Berger, Trina Teele and Rita Thompson, and view their works and current projects.

On Sunday, Nov. 15, join the Ladies on a Musical Cruise. Sail away for a melodic afternoon of jazz, gospel and blues performed by vocalists Lura Smith and Connie Diamond. On board will be Frank Wilkins on piano, Doug Leaffer on sax, Dave Dubinsky on trumpet, and special guests Judith Murray and Ethel Higgins. A cash bar will be available. Departure is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors.

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, CCA resident artist, Trina Teele, continues her popular single-session classes, when she brings November Moon to the canvas. At 6:45 p.m. students will begin their work, and by 9 p.m., they'll leave with a finished painting. Classes are designed for beginners and experienced alike. A $30 fee includes all supplies. Venture out with a friend or family member for an evening of fun and creativity. To register, visit www.chelmsforarts.org, or call 978-250-3780.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, singer Wendee Glick returns to the CCA's Cabaret Café for the Third Thursday Jazz Jam. Come to perform or just to listen. Bring your music and bring your friends. It's way more fun than karaoke! Tickets are $5 at the door.

For information, visit www.chelmsfordarts.org.