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Essex Chamber Music Players Open New Season

Submitted by on November 7, 2019 – 5:41 pm
Members of the Essex Chamber Music Players are seated on stage playing their instruments

Members of the Essex Chamber Music Players include (l to r) Mike Finegold, Constantine Finehouse, and Joseph Gotoff.

The Essex Chamber Music Players will open their new season with a program of classical and contemporary musical treasures on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill. The concert starts at 3 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliott Street.

Featured on the program are Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E-flat Major Op.1 No.1, Johann Christian Bach’s Trio in C major, Sergei Rachmaninoff’’s Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor and Edgar Girtain’s Latin-influenced Trio. Girtain is a young composer living in Peru.

Performers will include pianist Constantine Finehouse, violinist Daniel Kurganov, cellist Joseph Gotoff and flutist Michael Finegold.

Future concerts will include a solo performance by Finehouse on April 5 and premiers of works by Andover’s Demetrius Spaneas and Reading’s Elliott Miles McKinley, along with a historical reflection – Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No.2 in E minor – on April 17.  The season will close with a performance by the Essex Jazz Ensemble concert on June 23.

Tickets are $15 for general admission. A season subscription for the four concerts is $50. NECC students are admitted free with an NECC ID, and children ages 8 to 16 are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at or at the door.

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