Calling all Bakers!

SampleTable smIt’s that time of year again, time for the 4th Annual Baking Competition (and sale). And we need you! Help support our community programs and enjoy this delicious event.

Cookies will be available to sample and buy, and visitor’s can participate in the voting during the event. This is a great way to buy delicious homemade treats for your family, and even gifts for friends and co-workers. Non-competition baked goods may also be donated. Also going on: Union Church Holiday Bazaar. Held at Union Church Hall, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH. For info and to sign up to compete ($5 entry fee): www.wcc-ma.org, melissa@wcc-ma.org or 802.738.0022. To benefit The West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts’ community programs.

For more information about competition or purchasing, click HERE.

Friday! Windham Orchestra: Classics, Celebration and Claremont

November 14 Poster v7 copyThe Claremont 250th Committee would like to invite you to attend Friday’s concert, as well as a pre-concert lecture with Kinan Azmeh (the composer of the commissioned work for Claremont).

Classics, Celebration and Claremont

Friday, Nov 21, 7:30 pm, Claremont Opera House, Claremont, NH

Saturday, Nov 22, 7:30 pm, Brattleboro Area Middle School, Brattleboro, VT

The Windham Orchestra is delighted to perform at the Claremont (NH) Opera House as part of that city’s 250th Anniversary celebration and at the Brattleboro Area Middle School (**Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, this is a new venue). Pre-concert lectures will be held on both evenings at 6:30pm. The concerts feature Claremont native Melissa Richmond as flute soloist in the premiere of “Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra”, written specifically for the occasion by Kinan Azmeh. Syrian born Azmeh came to New Hampshire to participate in the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music’s Playing for Peace program and now returns annually as a faculty member there. This concerto inaugurates a series of 4 works by composers with locals ties commissioned in honor of the Orchestra’s 45th season. Two symphonies at the heart of the Classical repertoire, Mozart’s “Paris” and Schubert’s “Unfinished”, complete the program.

Kinan Azmeh Flute Concerto (premiere)
Mozart Symphony No. 31, “Paris”
Schubert Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”

The Windham Orchestra invites you to name your ticket price, from $5 to $50, and support the Orchestra as you are able. For tickets and information please call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523, or visit bmcvt.org. To reserve tickets for the Claremont performance email melissa@wcc-ma.org or purchase at the door.

Administrative support for this program proved by WCCMA. We are proud to be a part of this program!

4th Annual Artisan Fair coming Nov 8th and 9th!

2014 NHOpenDoors Poster Letter sm copyThe West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts is pleased to announce a selection of the artists and artisans that will have items available at the 4th Annual Local Artisans Fair on November 8th, 10-2pm; and November 9th 11-2pm in the Union Church Hall, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH. This event is a part of NH Open Doors (nhopendoors.com) a statewide touring and shopping event. A variety of items, from small to large, will be available to purchase. Fiber arts, pottery, woodworking, sculpted ornaments, watercolor, soaps, and much more. Food will also be available, including Korean BBQ, Norwegian Meatballs, Soup and Bread bowls, and exquisite desserts. Sunday there will be a triangle weaving workshop (to sign up: melissa@wcc-ma.org), and both days at 12pm harper Angela Biggs will perform. Following Saturday’s activities a local student recital will be held at 2pm, featuring local harp, voice, piano, and flute students. Only a few spaces are still available for last minute vendor sign ups. Event info HERE. Here are some of the participants this year:

Galloping Jester LLC:Handspun yarn, fiber goods, and soaps
United Parish Artisans: Hand built pottery, handspun and fiber goods
Robert Dakin Woodworking: Cutting boards, spoons, and more
Honestly Simple Soaps: Soap, lotions, and body products
Country Rag Rugs: Rag rugs and baskets
Max & Ozzie’s: Homemade bags, toys, scarves
Richmonds’ Arts: Woodworking, knit goods, sewn accessories, copper enamel
Korean BBQ: Serving prepared foods: authentic Korean BBQ, burgers, Norwegian Meatballs, and more
Geoffrey Shepherd: Watercolor prints
Atelier Sisk: Professionally Sculpted Ornaments
Becca’s Tasty Treats: Pastries, bread, cheesecake, breadbowls, and more
Cortney Nichols: Eco friendly home goods and gifts