Chamber Music Gala and Silent Auction, 2016

Come celebrate spring with a delightful afternoon of beautiful chamber music in an idyllic setting. The Annual Gala Concert and Silent Auction of the Nashua Chamber Orchestra will be held on Sunday, April 10th at 3:00, at the LaBelle Winery in Amherst. This unique annual event will feature the Aryaloka String Quartet, joined by guest artist David Feltner, viola (and conductor of the NCO), in an eclectic program of music by Haydn, Glazunov, Gershwin and Brahms, enhanced by fine wine (cash bar) and hors d’oeuvres. The silent auction offers an array of unusual crafts by local artists, at reasonable prices.

The Aryaloka Quartet took its name from the Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newcastle, New Hampshire, where the Quartet made its debut. Aryaloka is Sanskrit for “in the abode of the noble ones”. The Quartet believes that while playing the music of great composers, they truly are in the presence of the noble ones, and that a performance of great chamber works can be a spiritual experience for both the performers and the listeners. The quartet strives for a journey of discovery through the music and hopes to give each listener a chance to be free to find her/his own meaning in each piece. The music will be enhanced by the beautiful scenery and relaxed setting of the La Belle Winery, overlooking serene hills covered in grapevines.

Tickets for this fundraiser are $30, and may be purchased at the door or in advance at Darrell’s Music Hall in Nashua and The Toadstool Bookstore in Lorden Plaza, Milford, or online at For more information, phone Jackie at (603) 582-5211.