TONIGHT! The Sputnik Years at Amherst Town Library

When a Russian rocket lofted Sputnik 1 into orbit October 4, 1957, worldwide reaction was a mix of awe and apprehension. July 17, 7:00PM.

Classical Concert Summer Series at the NPL July 3-31

Enjoy luncheon concerts at the Nashua Public Library or listen to wonderful Music Under the Stars outside. Both Free! Discover more A&E.

Quartet Makes Joyful Music

NASHUA – In 2016, Colleen Brannen, Amy Sims, Velleda Miragias, and Amelia Hollander Ames joined forces as the Craft Ensemble “to make joyful music among friends.” While the string quartet canon forms the backbone of their programs, they also take pride in promoting the work of female composers. Hear them at the Nashua Public Library on Wednesday, July 17, at noon, as part of the Bach’s Lunch Concert series.

The ensemble has performed in chamber music series such as Salem Classical, Boston Public Library Concerts in the Courtyard, Trinity College Summer Music Series and New England Philharmonic Mosaic Series.

The four musicians play with ensembles throughout New England, including A Far Cry, Boston Baroque, Boston Philharmonic, Handel and Haydn Society, Odyssey Opera, Portland Symphony and the Rhode Island Philharmonic.

Their performances have featured pieces by female composers past and present, including Emily Doolittle, Missy Mazzoli, Fanny Mendelssohn, Jessie Montgomery, Osnat Netzer and Caroline Shaw

Future performances in the library’s Bach’s Lunch series include:

July 17: Craft Ensemble, string quartet

July 24: Concordia Consort, recorder quartet with guest soprano

July 31: Meiningen Trio, clarinet, cello, piano

All performances are held in the library’s Chandler Memorial Wing. They begin at 12 noon, last approximately one hour, and are free and open to the public. They are appropriate for ages 5 to adult.

This concert is sponsored by the Moses Hunt Trust Fund.

Concert-goers are welcome to bring a lunch to eat in the Chandler Wing café area during the concert.

The library is located at 2 Court Street, Nashua. For directions and parking information go to For other information contact Carol at or (603) 589-4610.

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