Next Week: Earth Worm Disco, and Duets for Two Sopranos

HopStop: ShirLaLa – Earth Worm Disco

April 6, 2019 @ 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Claremont Savings Bank Community Center

Celebrate Earth Day with NYC kiddie rocker ShirLaLa (aka Shira Kline) and her band. Explore the wonders of growing up green with Earth Worm Disco, a musical playground for little rock n’ rollers who love to sing and dance and love the planet. Danceable music with meaningful lyrics connects children to environmentalism and delivers a rich musical experience for all ages. Free, no ticket required! Presented by the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College’s Community Venture Initiative, in partnership with the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts and Claremont Parks and Recreation.

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To Herald the Spring: Duets for Two Sopranos

April 7, 2019 @ 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts

A program of duets for soprano, including works by Pergolesi, Handel, Bach, Mendelssohn, Faure, Mozart, and Délibes. With Angela Biggs, soprano, Jennifer Carol Hansen, mezzo-soprano, with David Thron, piano, and presented by the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. Admission is by donation, suggested contribution $10 for members, $15 for non members, and $25 for families. For more information or to become a member please visit wcc-ma.org.

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SAVE THE DATE – Annual Spring Tea and Luncheon

May 18th, 2019

Music, Food, and Fun to benefit WCCMA.

If you would like to join the event committee to help out with this festive annual event contact melissa@wcc-ma.org.

Saturday! HopStop FREE Family Show: Jeh Kulu African Drum and Dance Theater

HopStop: Jeh Kulu African Drum and Dance Theater

October 20, 2018 @ 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at CSB Community Center

Celebrate traditional West African music and dance with this incredibly talented group from Burlington, Vermont. In the Bambara language of Mali, “Jeh Kulu” means “community,” and that is exactly what this high energy group brings to all their performances. Jump, clap and bounce along to the driving rhythms. Programmed in conjunction with Mamadou Diabate and Percussion Mania, performing at the Hop on Nov 7. Free, no ticket required!

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Also – SAVE THE DATE: Fall Food Festival

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Union Episcopal Church Parish Hall

The 1st Annual Fall Food Festival will feature local vendors with delicious homemade and locally made foods for purchase. We expect everything from breads and cookies to jams and other edible masterpieces. This event will be an opportunity to experience great locally made foods. Want to become a vendor? Visit http://www.wcc-ma.org/programs/fall-food-festival/#.W8j5mC2ZNgd Vendors of homemade foods are invited to submit an application by contacting fallfoodfestival@wcc-ma.org

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Friday: Globally Inspired Music / Cultivate Your Creative Inner Musician

Dinuk Wijeratne Trio: Effortlessly Blending Classical, World, and Jazz

October 12, 2018 @ 6:30 PM at West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts

@Union Episcopal Church

The Dinuk Wijeratne Trio performs globally-inspired music effortlessly blending Classical, World, and Jazz. Compositions by Dinuk Wijeratne for piano, upright bass, and percussion. This performance is a part of the Bach Tree Residency program, and is funded in part by a donation from the Byrne Foundation, and by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies. WCCMA is committed to barriers free access to great music. Admission is by donation, the suggested freewill contribution is $20 for Adults, $30 for Families, or pay what you can. For more information about WCCMA visit wcc-ma.org.

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Workshop: The Bach Tree – Cultivating Creative and Collaborative Musicians

October 12 – 14, 2018 at West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts

@Union Church, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH

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Step far beyond the musical page to develop your creative and collaborative skills and amplify your craft. This program is for the spectrum of musicians: students of intermediate ability (middle school music education),

In this program you will work with internationally acclaimed and well-travelled musicians Dinuk Wijeratne and Nick Halley. An intensive workshop 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. This program will combine group and one-on-one learning tailored to the individual’s goals and interests including styles of improvisation, composition, and performance techniques. Participants will work on elements of their project in-between meeting times, and the program will culminate in a showcase presenting work created in this weekend workshop. Questions? contact melissa@wcc-ma.org Times for this workshop will be set based on participant groups, and generally consist of 2-3 hours per day for each group.

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and is funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.

Registration is via the Bach Tree page

Rhythm Workshop: Held at 1:30 on Saturday Oct 13th

 This is open to musicians of any level (ages 10 and up), and is an off the page exploration of types of complex rhythm; great for young musicians! You can also register for this workshop separately via the Bach Tree page.

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