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Lexington and Nashua achieve harmony

Conductor’s ambitious project took years to plan

Jonathan McPhee has brought together two orchestras he directs. They’ll play Mahler’s Eighth in their hometowns. Jonathan McPhee has brought together two orchestras he directs. They’ll play Mahler’s Eighth in their hometowns. (Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe)
By David Weininger
Globe Correspondent / November 19, 2010

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Jonathan McPhee is on the verge of seeing come to fruition a project he never thought he’d undertake. This weekend he will conduct two performances of Mahler’s gigantic Eighth Symphony — a rarity even in our Mahler-saturated times. Even more remarkable, McPhee has brought together for the concerts two orchestras he directs — the Lexington Symphony and Nashua Symphony Orchestra ... (Full article: 913 words)

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