Music Redefined and Revisited: the 11th Summer Concert Series

WCCMA’s Summer Concert Series Plans to Delight and Inspire

The West Claremont Center for Music and the Art’s Summer Concert Series at the Union Church’s 11th Season brings local, regional, and international artists to the dynamic annual music series. The season will feature artists from New York City, Toronto, Boston, and across NH. From Classical Mozart and Irish music to original compositions that push the boundaries our concept of music collaboration the program is sure to be an engaging adventure for the listener. The Art of the Duo performance’s New Hampshire tour is in collaborations with the Arts Alliance of Northern NH. The performance is made possible in part by a donation from the Byrne Foundation, and is funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.

The Summer Concert Series is held at the historical and acoustically outstanding Union Church, 133 Old Church Rd in Claremont. The series is by donation, and while contributions are a vital part of making the series possible, all are welcome regardless of ability to donate. Concerts with an “*” designate performances that are part of the “two day” performance experience in collaboration with the Saint Gaudens Memorial and performed at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish. Artists will perform varied programs in Claremont on Saturday at 6:30pm and in Cornish at 2pm; a rare opportunity to have expanded access to outstanding touring artists.

 Saturday, June 16 – 1pm — Classical Summer

Music for a Summer Day with Kirsten Becker, piano; Angela Biggs, soprano; and Melissa Richmond, flute featuring music of Mozart, Schumann, Gaubert, and more. The audience will also have the opportunity to learn more about the upcoming season.

 

 

Saturday, July 21* – 6:30 pm — Music of Mostly Immigrant Countries 

Jose Lezcano, guitar; Virginia Eskin, piano; August Watters, mandolin Music of Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Calacce, Lezcano, and Beethoven

 

 

 

Saturday, July 28 – 6:30pm— Dana Lyn’s Mother Octopus: Aqualude 

A musical Song of the Sea for violin, cello, clarinet, guitar, and drums

 

 

 

Saturday, August 4* – 6:30pm — The Coral Suite

Dana Lyn, violin and Kyle Sanna, guitar A “through the looking glass” approach to traditional Irish music

 

 

 

Friday, August 10 – 6:30pm — The Art of the Duo 

Kinan Azmeh, clarinet and Dinuk Wijeratne, piano celebrate 10 years at WCCMA, with new works by the acclaimed duo

Today: Yo ho! It’s Pirate Puppets at the HopStop!

HopStop: Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers (FREE)

May 12, 2018 @ 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Claremont Savings Bank Community Center

Hand-crafted mouth and rod puppets tell the story of eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky. They are searching for buriedtreasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps getting in the way! The kids get some help from their new friends including enthusiasticsuperhero Lobster Boy, his reluctant sidekick Crabby and an overgrown sea monkey. Will they find the buried treasure? Will the pirates foil their plans?

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Reserve your tickets for the Spring Tea and Luncheon!

The weather report is calling for a beautiful spring day on Saturday, and there are still a few tickets left for the spring tea and luncheon. What better way to spend a spring day than with live music, a cupcake bar, a delicious lunch spread, prizes and more? Don’t forget to bring your spring hat for the hat parade, and get ready to join in the Maypole dancing (weather permitting) at the end of the event. Live music will be provided by Angela Biggs, soprano, Kirsten Becker, piano, and students from the studio of Angela Biggs.

A big thank you to Century 21 Highview Realty for sponsoring our event and making live music possible! The Cupcake Bar is sponsored by the Hanover League of NH Craftsmen, and the Luncheon is sponsored by Hanford Supermarket in Claremont and the board and friends of WCCMA.Doors open at 11:30, and the event officially begins at 12:00pm.

Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for Students. Make sure to reserve your ticket in advance, seating is limited! It’s quick and easy at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-spring-tea-and-luncheon-tickets-44862732641