Starting early in the 1970s and for several decades,  the West Village Meeting House served its community function by hosting concerts by the BMC.  Their chamber series attracted top international names like Rudolf Serkin, who also happened to live in Guilford.  Other well known performers included Anton Kuerti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Murray Perahia, James Galway, and Jean-Pierre Rampal.  The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson trio was the final concert in the 1885 chamber music series.

Publicity photo for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

 In 1983, thirteen year old Ignat Solzhenitsyn was the soloist with his reclusive father in attendance.

The Windham Community Orchestra also performed in the Main Hall during these years.

From left, Felix Sommer, Peter Gibbons and Peggy James

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