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Meals on Wheels connects Steve Bathory-Peeler with our community

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As the conductor of the symphony orchestra at Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH), a prestigious boarding school in Gill, Steven Bathory-Peeler works with students from up to 53 different countries. As much as he loves his job, he’s also excited about getting more connected to people who live and grew up in Franklin County and the North Quabbin. Meals on Wheels is one way for Steve to make deep connections to the local community.

For the 14th year in a row on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at 3 p.m., Steve and his colleague Ron Smith at NMH will hold a benefit concert for Meals on Wheels at the beautiful and fully accessible Rhodes Art Center on the school campus.

Feb 2018 MOW Walkathon NMH Steve photoSteven Bathory-Peeler, conductor of Northfield Mount Hermon's symphony orchestra, is excited to announce the 14th annual benefit concert for Meals on Wheels on Sunday, February 18, at 3 p.m., at Northfield Mount Hermon.“When I was a kid, we did fundraising for Meals on Wheels, and it made a big impression on me,” says Steve. “Years ago when Ron Smith and I were talking about an organization to partner with, Meals on Wheels rose to the top, and it’s been fabulous ever since.”

This year the concert will include performances by the symphony orchestra, the concert band, and the jazz ensemble, and will feature a solo performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 by Michele Lee, winner of the NMH concerto competition.

The concert is free and 100% of donations made will go to support Meals on Wheels, a vital program for hundreds of area elders who depend on the daily hot meal delivery and wellness check.

The concert is a part of the spring drive to support Meals on Wheels that culminates at the Meals on Wheels Walkathon on Saturday, April 28, 2018. For more information about the Walkathon, contact Carol Foote at (413) 773-5555, ext. 2225, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go online to

For information about the concert on Sunday, February 18, at 3 p.m., at Northfield Mount Hermon, contact Sue Rhenow at 413-498-3281.