Mother Octopus: 6:30 Saturday, Free CD with advanced donation!

Dana Lyn’s Mother Octopus

July 28, 2018 @ 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Union Episcopal Church

We have a very special offer courtesy of Mother Octopus and Dana Lyn, for anyone who makes a donation before the show, you will also get a complimentary CD of the project. You can make your donation here to claim yours, just click here.We can’t wait to share this rare opportunity to experience this innovative project.

Mother Octopus echoes with strains of neo-folk, avant-rock and contemporary classical. The group’s music, composed by Dana Lyn, includes their current project “A Point on a Slow Curve”; a chamber opera inspired by Beat Era visual artist Jay DeFeo and her painting, The Rose; as well as Aqualude a musical Song of the Sea. A part of WCCMA’s Summer Concert Series at Union Church. Admission is by donation. For more information visit wcc-ma.org Mother Octopus is the bald-headed musical stepchild of violinist-composer Dana Lyn (http://danalynmusic.com).  Joining her in this project are guitarist Ty Citerman, cellist Clara Kennedy, clarinetist Mike McGinnis and drummer Vinnie Sperrazza. Together since 2011, the group’s collective musical versatility enables Lyn’s compositions to flow with the easy give-and-take of a chamber group as well as allowing it to pulse with the energy of a rock band. Fast-moving, angular lines contrasted with pensive thematic material and free improvisation, Mother Octopus takes its listeners on a journey through alternating musical structures of chaos and uneasy tranquility. Currently, the group is working on its second album, a suite of music inspired by the life and work of Beat Era visual artist Jay DeFeo. Photo by Anna Colliton

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Today: Yo ho! It’s Pirate Puppets at the HopStop!

HopStop: Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers (FREE)

May 12, 2018 @ 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Claremont Savings Bank Community Center

Hand-crafted mouth and rod puppets tell the story of eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky. They are searching for buriedtreasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps getting in the way! The kids get some help from their new friends including enthusiasticsuperhero Lobster Boy, his reluctant sidekick Crabby and an overgrown sea monkey. Will they find the buried treasure? Will the pirates foil their plans?

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Reserve your tickets for the Spring Tea and Luncheon!

The weather report is calling for a beautiful spring day on Saturday, and there are still a few tickets left for the spring tea and luncheon. What better way to spend a spring day than with live music, a cupcake bar, a delicious lunch spread, prizes and more? Don’t forget to bring your spring hat for the hat parade, and get ready to join in the Maypole dancing (weather permitting) at the end of the event. Live music will be provided by Angela Biggs, soprano, Kirsten Becker, piano, and students from the studio of Angela Biggs.

A big thank you to Century 21 Highview Realty for sponsoring our event and making live music possible! The Cupcake Bar is sponsored by the Hanover League of NH Craftsmen, and the Luncheon is sponsored by Hanford Supermarket in Claremont and the board and friends of WCCMA.Doors open at 11:30, and the event officially begins at 12:00pm.

Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for Students. Make sure to reserve your ticket in advance, seating is limited! It’s quick and easy at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-spring-tea-and-luncheon-tickets-44862732641