Taiko Drumming, Art Workshops, Music, and more

A busy summer of fall events are coming up! Join us for great music, workshops, and more:

IMG_4631Japanese Sumi-E Brush Painting
At Union Episcopal Church, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont
Sept 11, 1pm – 3pm
Suggested donation: $10

Join us for September’s monthly art project: Sumi-E Painting with instructor Ernie Perry (art teacher in SAU 60). Supplies will be provided, ages 10 through adult are welcome. Advanced registration is requested HERE, or email melissa@wcc-ma.org.

 

Japanese Taiko Drumming Workshops

Learn the art of Japanese Taiko Drumming with Sensei Stuart Paton of Burlington Taiko Group. Each workshop will also have a rehearsal the day of the Performance by Burlington Taiko Group. $25 suggested free will donation. Ages 10 and up, no experience required. Advanced registration is strongly suggested by emailing melissa@wcc-ma.org

Afternoon Workshop (tent. location – CSB Community Center):
Wednesday, Sept 14 and Friday, Sept 16 at 3:30pm – 5pm

Evening Workshop at Ahimsa Yoga Studio, 140 North St, Claremont
Wednesday, Sept 14 and Friday, Sept 16 at 7pm – 9pm

Stuart Paton of Burlington Taiko Group leads a workshop at the Claremont Farmers' and Artisans' Market in September.

Stuart Paton of Burlington Taiko Group leads a workshop

Taiko Drumming Charlestown all ages workshop
At St. Luke’s Church, 188 Main St, Charlestown, NH (outside on the green)
Saturday, Sept 17th, 11am

Join us for an all ages demonstration and workshop. Come try out the drums, and learn more about Taiko Drumming! Later that afternoon in Claremont you’ll be able to see a full performance of Taiko Drumming.

cropped-MG_7602.jpgBurlington Taiko Performance
Union Church field, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH
Saturday, Sept 17th, 6pm

Join use with members of the Burlington Taiko Group for a can’t-miss performance! We’ll have food sale at this great annual event.

Claremont HopStops return: Uncle Rock: Rock ‘n’ roll music for young and old
Sept 17, 3pm
Broad St Park, Claremont, NH
FREE

Robert Burke Warren—dubbed “Uncle Rock” by his nephew—gets audiences up on their feet with his rootsy meets rock ‘n’ roll guitar music. This globe-trotting one-man band performs songs with lyrics about monsters, taking naps and recycling set to Buddy Holly and David Bowie-inspired music. Uncle Rock’s dynamic performances have won him fans all over the US, including praise from the Los Angeles Times and the The New York Times. Parents and kids alike will jump, shout and sing along with their newest (and favorite) relative.

Stay tuned for more info coming soon on:

  • Newmont Band Performance on Oct 2nd
  • Jewelry Making Workshop
  • The Bach Tree Musician’s Intensive (student and advanced musician sessions)
  • The Art of the Duo: Kinan Azmeh and Dinuk Wijeratne on October 29th (including the popular multicultural buffet!)

Coming up at WCCMA: German Classical, Sewing, and Harps

Summer is winding down, but there’s a few more weeks of fun before we head towards fall. Join us for the last summer concert of season 9 this weekend, and more hands on activities!

2016 Season Poster LetterSaturday:
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 performed by Kirsten Becker, piano; Angela Biggs, soprano; Melissa Richmond, flute; and other special guests. Admission by donation. For more info click here.

 

 

Sunday:

needle-and-thread-1419661Simple Sewing: Learn your machine
Sunday, August 21st, 1pm

Do you need a hand learning the basics of your machine and how to get started sewing? Bring your machine (or rent one of ours) for a tutorial on getting set up, tips for getting started, and an easy project. Suggested donation of $10 includes project materials. Registration required, contact melissa@wcc-ma.org. Click here for more info.

Coming up:

IMG_4446Hand on Harps
Wednesday, August 24th, 6:30pm

Have you always wanted to play the harp, but don’t know where to start? Good news: Claremont’s popular Hands on Harps workshop is back! Join us to learn how to navigate a harp, some harp-y techniques, and play a simple tune.

No music experience necessary. Harps are provided; fee is by donation (suggested $10); class size is limited, and this workshop fills fast. Register by August 22nd: contact Angela at 603-558-8174 or angela.biggs@gmail.com. For more information click here.

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.