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Copy of Anantawan warmupHave you been thinking you’d like to try to sit through a classical music concert but haven’t been able to commit? This is THE ONE. There will be no boredom. This is engaging music and more.

Violinist Adrian Anantawan will perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto on the New Philharmonia’s all-Tchaikovsky program on Feb 8 & 9. His musicality is top-notch and his spirit is contagious. If that’s not enough, Adrian was born without a right hand.

Adrian chose to pursue the violin after attempting to engage with the recorder in elementary school. He persevered to attend the exclusive Curtis Institute of Music followed by graduate studies at both Yale and Harvard. Today, he is the director of the Dudamel Orchestra at Boston’s Conservatory Lab Charter School and a key proponent of disabled arts, not to mention an up and coming classical music superstar.

We had our first rehearsal with Adrian last night and it was awesome.

Adrian even did a TED Talk; watch it below and be inspired (in 8 minutes or less)!

New Phil will also perform Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Overture and Francesca di Rimini. Experience all of the emotions through music! This is a great performance to bring children to. The music is accessible and Adrian is a great story of perseverance.

Concerts are Saturday, Feb 8 at 8pm and Sunday, Feb 9 at 3pm at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre. More information is available at www.newphil.org or just ask me questions in the comments!

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