EMILY RICHARDSON: FROM THE SWIMMING POOL TO SENIOR RECITALS THE STORM SWIM TEAM STANDS TOGETHER
By Cindy LaCroix, Swim Team Parent and Swim Volunteer
YMCA of Greater Nashua Storm swimmer, Emily Richardson, traded in her cap and goggles on a mid-April evening to perform in her senior recital at the Central Congregational Church in Chelmsford, MA. Emily is an accomplished harpist, playing harp since the age of 6 through the Manchester Community Music School. She has notably performed with the NH Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, and many other ensembles in the region. She also performs annually as the featured young artist for the NH Children’s Hospital Remembrance Ceremony and Butterfly Release. She played an array of pieces by composers such as Marcel Tournier, Alphonse Hasselmans, Marcel Grandjany, and others.
Many of Emily’s Storm teammates and their families were in attendance for the performance, enjoying a beautiful evening of music, and supporting their fellow Storm Swim team member.
The swimmers were also excited to see Coach Erin Jeffers accompany Emily during her performance of Concerto in C Major, Mvmt #1 – Allegro by Mozart. Coach Erin has played the flute since she was 10 years old and was thrilled to “come out of retirement” to be part of Emily’s senior recital. Emily’s brother Noah, also a Storm swimmer and an accomplished musician in his own right, accompanied the Mozart performance on the piano. He returned at the end of the recital to perform two pieces with Emily that were composed by her longtime harp instructor, Ms. Stephanie Curcio.
Emily will be attending Wellesley College in the fall where she will major in music performance and environmental studies.
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