Shop the Artisan Fair on Sat and Sun!

img_3670Join us this weekend for the 6th Annual Artisan Fair, a part of the NH Open Doors statewide touring event. This great event will feature new and returning artists featuring ceramics, watercolor, acrylics, jewelry (beaded and silversmithing), fiber arts, and more. We’ll have music by soprano and harper Angela Biggs for an hour each day. Food will be available, including Norwegian Meatballs, Korean BBQ, baked goods, and more.

Location: CSB Community Center, 152 South St, Claremont, NH (in the multipurpose room, behind the front desk)

Time: Sat 10 – 2pm, Sun 11 – 2pm

This event is a fundraiser for WCCMA, please consider supporting us by supporting these great local artists. Special thanks to Claremont Parks and Recreation, and the e-Ticker news of Claremont for their support of this event.

For more info on this event, click HERE or visit us on Facebook.

(There are a few last minute vendor spaces available, as well as spaces on the display table, please contact us if you’d like to participate)

Next week: Annual Multicultural Buffet and the Art of the Duo

One of the great weekends of the year is here! Join us for one, or all of these great programs:

Multicultural Buffet
Oct 29 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
$10 for Adults
A delicious buffet meal featuring dishes from around the world (and our backyard). Featuring Italian, Korean, Lebanese, American, Mexican, and more! Reservations appreciated: melissa@wcc-ma.org

 

_MG_7309The Art of the Duo: Kinan Azmeh and Dinuk Wijeratne
Oct 29 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Sri Lankan pianist Dinuk Wijeratne offer a beautiful, and at times haunting performance of their original compositions. MORE INFO

 

 

 

 

Acclaimed musicians Dinuk Wijeratne and Nick Halley work with music students during The Bach Tree Workshop.

Acclaimed musicians Dinuk Wijeratne and Nick Halley work with music students during The Bach Tree Workshop.

The Bach Tree workshop for musicians
Oct 30 and 31
A musical choose your own adventure where Bach is the root, and your creations grows far beyond! In this program you will work with internationally acclaimed and well-travelled musicians Dinuk Wijeratne and Nick Halley. An intensive workshop – and using the extraordinary Bach Canons as a foundation for performance, composition and improvisation – with an aim to broaden the skill set and imaginations of all participants.
Full information HERE

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Can you help?

WCCMA’s instruments for inspiration program has run out of flutes! We have a student in need that we would like to provide with an instrument. Does anyone out there have a flute in working condition hanging around that they would be willing to donate? The West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts is a nonprofit based in Claremont that lends instruments for free to students unable to rent or purchase their own. Would you like to sponsor a student? You can also make a tax deductible donation to sponsor this student if so inclined, and we’ll purchase a flute in your name. melissa@wcc-ma.org or 802.738.0022

Summer Music, Summer Camp, Summer Fun!

2016 Season Poster LetterSeason 9 of the Summer Concert Series at Union Church begins this week!

Join the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts this summer for a fantastic program of music traditions from around the world. All concerts are by donation, and held at the historical Union Church at 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH.

Qais Essar and and Amit Kavthekar
Rabab and Tabla
Saturday, July 9th, 7pm
Discover Afghanistan’s ancient Rabab, in this meditative and exotic blend of old world instrumentation, with a dynamic and contemporary flare.

Yankee Brass Band
Friday, July 29th, 6:30pm
Grab a lawn chair and join us for Quicksteps, gallops, polkas, waltzes, popular overtures of the mid-19th century, and more on period brass instruments. Rain location will be inside Union Church. BBQ dinner and dessert begins at 5:30.

The Modernistics
Saturday, August 6th, 7pm
Join us for a toe-tapping show of Music and Dance from the Great American Songbook. Featuring acclaimed tap dancers and vocalists Ted and Pamela Powers, with Peter H. Bloom on flute and Mark Leighton on guitar.

Melissa Richmond and Angela Biggs
The Passion and Turmoil of German Classical
Saturday, August 20th, 7pm
An exploration of rich German compositions for flute, voice, and chamber ensembles of the Classical and Romantic eras.

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Creative Kids Summer Camp!
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am – 3pm
July 12 – 28th
At Trinity Episcopal Church, Broad St, Claremont
$30/day, $55/week, $150 for all 6 sessions

Join us during the month of July for the Creative Kids Summer Camp. With Art projects at its core, kids will also explore science, music, and culinary arts, and enjoy different topics and activities every day. Snacks will be provided and created by the kids, and all supplies are included. Bring a bag lunch or enjoy free lunch as provided for ages 18 and under through SAU 6 at the Claremont Middle School.

For ages 10 and up, free or reduced tuition scholarships are available. Space is limited, registration is necessary to guarantee a space. Registration info here. Please contact us to arrange cash or check payment, or to request tuition aid.