Kick off the Summer with with the Arts this weekend!

This weekend is a busy one for us, and we hope to see you for some fantastic events!

Due to circumstances beyond our control the Friday June 24th violin concert by Alessandro Cazzato at WCCMA is cancelled. Please join us for our next performance on July 9th at 7pm for Qais Essar, rabab, and Amit Kavthekar, tabla, for their contemporary approach to the classical music of Afghanistan, and a rare opportunity to experience these fascinating instruments.

Thursday: Rehearsal begin for the Claremont American Band – First concert June 30th on the Bandstand

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Directed by Ed Evensen, a program of Claremont Parks and Recreation

Info hosted by WCCMA can be found here

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday: Help support our facility with delicious food!

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Saturday June 25
Union Episcopal Church Hall, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont

A tradition for over 60 years. Come enjoy homemade Norwegian meatballs from our secret recipe, and fresh strawberry shortcake with NH strawberries. The meal is served family style, and also includes homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, beets, and coleslaw. Coffee, tea, milk, and other beverages are served. Orders for take out meals are welcome. Three seatings are available: 5PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM

Adults: $10.00
12 and under: $5.00
Preschoolers FREE

Sunday: WCCMA’s Youth Voices student ensemble performs at the Unveiling of the Standing Lincoln at St. Gaudens

Saint Gaudens Historical Site in Cornish has a wonderful afternoon of activities and an unveiling of the new 12 foot Lincoln Statue! The ceremony begins at 2pm (some activities begin earlier). For more information visit: https://www.nps.gov/saga/learn/news/Lincoln.htm

WCCMA is thrilled to be a part of this celebration, and has gathered a wonderful ensemble of young singers and instrumentalists to perform “America the Beautiful” in honor of the occasion. Directed by Melissa Richmond, with professional support from vocalist Angela Biggs, and accompanist Chris Cheon, the ensemble includes 8 students from across the region. With thanks to our participants:

Youth Voices Ensemble
Matthew Eagan
Amanda Paccione
Sydney Paccione
Bethany Perry
Nora Perry
Caitlin Reichert

Riley McFarland and Mariauna King, flutes

with Chris Cheon, guitar
Angela Biggs, vocal advisor
and Melissa Richmond, director

Community input, share your (arts) vision for Claremont!

The City of Claremont Master Plan Committee is hard at work revising the current master plan for the City. While the master plan covers a huge variety of topics in the life of the City, many don’t realize that there’s actually already a section on the arts in the community that will also be revised. Please take a few moments to share your vision for Claremont in this official survey (it is open to residents as well as people who spend substantial time in Claremont, like those who work here). Depending on how much information you’d like to share it should take on average about 10-15 minutes, and data is kept anonymous. Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/claremontnh2016

WCCMA’s Executive Director Melissa Richmond is a member of this committee, and is looking forward to helping incorporate your general and arts ideas into this plan! Thank you for taking the time to participate.