Sunday at 3pm: Works by Strauss, Schubert, Reinecke and more

_MG_7480 copyJoin us for the final performance in this year’s Summer Concert Series! Join us for music from romantic to modern, including the turbulent Reinecke Undine Sonata, Strauss’ Four Last Songs, and a modern setting of Irish Folk Tunes by Corigliano. Admission is by donation (if able), Sunday at 3pm at Union Episcopal Church for the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. If you’d prefer an outside seat, feel free to bring a chair and sit on the front lawn!

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Also, check out our upcoming events for the fall, including Taiko Drumming, Claremont HopStops, and more! www.wcc-ma.org

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:
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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 melissa@wcc-ma.org.

You are invited to Creative Claremont!

Creative Claremont Downtown Open House
June 2nd, 6pm – 8:30pm
Downtown Claremont, various locations

Join us and welcome visiting arts organizations and businesses from across New England in this casual evening of dining, music, and tours of Claremont spaces. All are welcome to attend, no charge for the event (food and drinks available for purchase). Feel free to join in for some or all!

6:00pm at the Common Man Restaurant (on the deck), with the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts
Join a table or start your own, place your order if you’d like a bite to eat or a drink. Enjoy great company and location!

6:30pm (@ Common Man) Claremont Community Jazz Band will perform a short concert of swing favorites, and selections from Mark Harvey’s Claremont Suite (Commissioned for the Claremont 250th). Performance is free, no purchase required.

7:15pm – 7:50 Meet and Tour – Stop by at the Common Man Inn, Claremont MakerSpace (Sawtooth Building), and Claremont Opera House to learn more about the history of these great gems.

8:00pm at the Visitor’s Center Green: Meet the Artist – Join us for a chat with sculptor Ernest Montenegro by the light of the “ourhandsthenandnow” sculpture he created as part of a commission by the Claremont 250th Celebration

For reservations or questions, contact melissa@wcc-ma.org (suggested, but not required) or 802.738.0022 (leave a message). Organized by the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts, in collaboration with the City of Claremont, and with thanks to the Common Man Restaurant for hosting dinner and music space.