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Pictured in back row are: George Anderson, District Deputy of District #1 which includes Council #2412 in Lenox and Ralph Julieano, Grace’s father. Front row: State Deputy Paul Flanagan, Amy Pires, Grace’s mother, and Paul Perry, state free throw director.

Lenox's Julieano Receives International Award for Free Throw Prowess

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LEOMINSTER, Mass. -- Lenox native Grace Julieano received her International Free Throw Champion trophy from the Knights of Columbus at its annual conference in Leominster on Saturday, June 22. 
 
Julieano, now 11, won the 10-year-old girls division at the state-level competition at Boston College on April 7 to claim the Massachusetts title. She received a letter in early May by the K of C international headquarters in Connecticut that her 23 of 25 makes was enough to crown her as the international champion beating thousands of other girls in the United States and Canada. 
 
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Tanglewood, Sevenars, Taconic Music Highlight the Week

by Stephen DanknerGuest Column

Tanglewood enters its second week, and the highlights are many; indeed, every concert will be memorable.
Two examples: The Boston Symphony, led by maestro Andris Nelson, who will be joined by an outstanding assemblage of operatic superstars, performs Giuseppe Verdi's magisterial Requiem, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchesta (TMCO) showcases Tchaikovsky's fatalistic Symphony No. 6 ("Pathétique"). Symphonies by Copland (no. 3) and Beethoven (no. 4) will also be heard on consecutive dates, along with an all-Bach solo violin recital by the electrifying virtuosa Hillary Hahn.

Don't miss out on the captivating Sevenars Chamber Music Festival, located in South Worthington, Mass. This week, in honor of Bastille Day, July 14), a rich musical palette with a French accent will be offered – the artists showcasing the elegant and sensuous music of Frédéric Chopin, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Camille Saint-Saens, and César Franck.

Finally, Taconic Music's brilliantly programmed and presented third annual summer festival concludes with three concerts – the final two at the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester.

All three venues present magnificent music performed at superb venues in pristine, bucolic settings by marvelous performers. Read below for the details.

Tanglewood

• Wednesday, July 10, 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall: Acclaimed violinist Hilary Hahn will perform a solo all-Bach program, including Sonata No. 2 in A minor and No. 3 in C, and the Partita No. 3 in E Major. These works constitute half of the composer's six lofty suites for solo violin, completed in 1720. They are considered among the most challenging and transcendent works for the violin, showcasing Bach’s unparalleled combination of technical mastery and expressive depth.

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