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Sep
21
Fri
Burlington Taiko Group Performance @ West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts
Sep 21 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Burlington Taiko Group Performance @ West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts | Claremont | NH | US

Join us in the field at Union Church for our Annual Japanese Taiko Drumming performance! This year will feature participants in the taiko drumming workshops, and a performance by a Burlington Taiko Group Trio. You won’t want to miss this annual event. Admission for this event is by freewill donation, suggested at $15 for Adults and $25 for families, or pay what you can. WCCMA is committed to making music and art accessible to everyone in our community, and so we invite you to attend regardless of financial situation.

 

Burlington Taiko Drumming Residency

September 19 – 21 @ CSB Community Center

Learn to play the taiko drum in this fun and informative multi-day workshop. Afternoon Workshop: Wednesday – Thursday 3:00pm – 4:30pm. Evening Workshop: Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 – 8:00pm. Freewill suggested donation $25. Friday 5pm rehearsal for all drummers who plan to participate in the performance.

For information about the Taiko Drumming Workshops held Sept 19-21 please contact melissa@wcc-ma.org.

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Since 1987, Burlington Taiko has been mesmerizing audiences with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of the taiko.

Burlington Taiko Group estimates it has introduced over half a million people to the power of taiko via public performances including feature performances at the 100th running of the Boston Marathon, annual performances at Burlington’s First Night, the Joseph Campbell – Keepers of the Lore festival, the Black Ships Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, and over 200 corporate, collegiate and public performances.

In 2001, Burlington Taiko received First Night International’s Prism Award, first place recognition for Most Creative Programming.

In 2002 Burlington Taiko participated in its first tour of Japan, performing a series of concerts in the prefecture of Tottori at the Gaina Matsuri in Yonago.

The group has been honored 3 times by the International Taiko community having been selected as a feature performer at the 2008 40th International Taiko Festival in San Francisco, the 1999 North American Taiko Conference in Los Angeles, and the 1998 30th International Taiko Festival in San Francisco.

Burlington Taiko is the performance arm of our non-profit entity, Taiko AikoKai New England (TANE). Our mission: to promote the performance and practice of Taiko and provide education about Taiko and Japanese culture.

Oct
12
Fri
Dinuk Wijeratne Trio @ West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts
Oct 12 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Dinuk Wijeratne Trio @ West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts | Claremont | NH | US

The Dinuk Wijeratne Trio performs globally-inspired music effortlessly blending Classical, World, and Jazz. Compositions by Dinuk Wijeratne for piano, upright bass, and percussion. This performance is a part of the Bach Tree Residency program, and is funded in part by a donation from the Byrne Foundation, and 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.

WCCMA is committed to barriers free access to great music. Admission is by donation, the suggested freewill contribution is $20 for Adults, $30 for Families, or pay what you can. For more information about WCCMA visit wcc-ma.org.