The Saturday: a magical evening of food and music

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The Art of the Duo: Kinan Azmeh, clarinet, and Dinuk Wijeratne, piano return for the last stop on this summer’s tour of N. and S. America. That’s right, Ottawa, Argentina, NYC, and Claremont!

(Multicultural Buffet Dinner prior to the concert at 5:30)
Saturday, August 15th, 2015
Concert, 7pm, admission by freewill donation

Join us this Saturday at the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts​ for these amazing internationally acclaimed musicians. Multicultural Buffet Dinner at 5:30pm, and concert (by donation) at 7pm. A fusion of their classical and jazz training, and inspired by their heritage (Syrian and Sri Lankan), their performance is a celebration of the unique passion only music can express. A part of the WCCMA’s Summer Concert Series at Union Church, made possible by Concertmaster Sponsor Mascoma Savings Bank.

Multicultural Buffet features food from around the world, including Lebanese, Korean, Norwegian, American, Italian, Greek, and more. Reservations appreciated: Adults $10, students $5.

Summer Concert Series’ 8th Season Schedule announced!

The West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts is pleased to announce the full 2015 Season of the Summer Series at Union Church in Claremont, our 8th Season! This year offers an exciting variety of professional musicians, including returning favorites and new performers to the series. All concerts are open to the public with no required admission, but donations are encouraged to support the series. The series is held at Union Church located at 133 Old Church Rd in Claremont.

_MG_0003Yankee Brass Band
Friday, July 24th, 6:30pm
Outside concert – bring a chair or blanket; rain location inside church
Performed on antique instruments and authentic music scores; an entertaining auditory living-history experience often to a sold-out crowd.

Food will be available to purchase starting at 5:30, and will be available through the concert if weather is good.

_MG_8434From Mediterranean to Caribbean: Classical and New Music
Sunday, August 9th, 3:00pm
Trios, Quintets, and a Micro-orchestra perform works by Azmeh, Lezcano, Mozart, Paganini, and more! Featuring grammy nominated guitarist Jose Lezcano, local flautist Melissa Richmond, and principal violinist of the Walt Disney Orchestra Lisa Ferrigno.


Multicultural Buffet Dinner
Saturday, August 15th, 5:30 – 6:45pm
Homemade food from cultures around the world, including Indian, Lebanese, Italian, Korean, American, Mexican, and more. Served buffet style. Adults $10, students $5

_MG_9208Complex Stories, Simple Sounds
Saturday, August 15th,7:00pm
Internationally renowned performers and composers Kinan Azmeh, clarinet, and Dinuk Wijeratne, piano, return to perform their unique fusion of jazz, classical, and world music traditions.

_MG_7480 copyNature, Nymph, and Souls: Music for Voice, Flute, and Piano
Sunday, August 30th, 3:00pm
Works by Strauss, Reinecke, Schubert, and Corigliano featuring performances by Angela Biggs, soprano; Hugh Keelen, piano; Jenna Rae, mezzo-soprano; and Melissa Richmond, flute.


The Summer Concerts at Union Church is sponsored by:


and is made possible through grants from the

NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Claremont Savings Bank Foundation.

WCCMA offers year-round performances, education, and networking opportunities, all with a focus on exceptional talent and learning opportunities being accessible to all. For more information contact

Magic workshop, and call for artists!

We are gearing up for a very busy fall! Here are a few upcoming events below. Our upcoming harp workshop is now FULL. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, or are interested in our December Chrismas Harp workshop, contact us!

Magic for Youth: 4 – week workshop
Starts on October 16th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Moody Building Conference Room, 2nd Floor
24 Opera House Sq, Claremont
Tuition: $30, Supplies $10
Learn magic from the tips of your fingers all the way to your toes! Instructor Bruce Cronin has performed across the country and loves teaching the next generation of magicians. No experience necessary. For youth 10 – 15. Tuition assistance is available. If you are an adult interested in learning magic, please contact us to be put on our list for upcoming workshops. Registration is required:

2013-11-02 13.17.56smNow Accepting Applications for 4th Annual Local Arts Fair
A part of NH Open Doors – deadline for early application October 15th
Presented by West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts
at Union Church parish hall, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont
$20 for Early applications per space, $25 after Oct 22nd
Vendors are now invited to apply to be a part of this showcase of excellent local talent. Artisans who produce their own products are eligible to apply. The Fair will be held on November 8th, 2011 10-2 pm, November 9th 11-2 pm. Vendors are not required to attend both days, but will not receive a discount for missed days.We will accept artwork and wares for display if you are not able to set up your own booth.NH Open doors ( is an annual statewide arts, food, and lodging event that connects shoppers with local artists. Presented by NH Made, League of NH Craftsmen, and NH Cultural. Our fair will be listed on their webpage and maps, as well as having Nhopendoors signs. For full information and application:

Also, our facility host Union Church is holding their annual Harvest Festival on Saturday October 11th. Please consider helping to support them, money raised help to support the facility (historical church and modern meeting hall) we and several other community groups use for our events. The meal is family style, and the meatballs and pie are to die for. You won’t regret spending your Saturday dinner there for a good cause, or you can get take out. Volunteers are also needed for this event. You can contact us if you are interested.

Harvest Festival Supper at Union Church
October 11th – Seatings at: 5:00PM 5:45PM 6:30PM
Join us in West Claremont for this community celebration, a tradition for over 50 years. Our famous Norwegian Meatballs (which you may have also sampled at the Claremont Farmers’ Market and the Birthday in the Bricks Festival this summer), a huge variety of homemade pies, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, winter squash, and coleslaw served family style.  Adults $10.00, 12 and under $ 3.00, Preschoolers free. Handicap Accessible (via side door). In the Union Church Parish hall, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont NH. Reservations appreciated: 603.542.7209 (leave a message). Walk-ins and take out orders welcome.