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

This Sunday: Newmont Military Band Performance @ WCCMA

Join us this Sunday for this fun annual benefit concert for WCCMA’s youth programs.

_MG_7681Newmont Military Band Performance
Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2:00pm
Union Church, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH

The Newmont Military Band, brought together by Larry Jones, of Windsor, Vermont, performs programs representative of the music played on the town green in the late 19th century. There are songs of “the war,” songs of love, marches (including Sousa’s!), dances, and songs from the old plantations. This concert is a benefit for the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts’ Youth Programs. No admission, but donations encouraged.

Other upcoming events:

Chicago Funk and Blues band: Bassel and the Supernaturals on October 10th at 7pm