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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InterArts Summer Camp: Still a few spots available!

InterArts Summer Camp: Paint, Compose, and Make Music!

July 10, 2018 @ 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts

Tues and Thurs for 3 weeks.

Join us for this fun and creative program. There are a few spots left, and we have some scholarships remaining. Don’t miss this opportunity to make your own artwork and music!

A Multidisciplinary program for artists of all types. Come together to create art and music! Whether you want to write a song, take music lessons, or work on art projects this camp is for you! For middle through high school students. If you would like to be considered for a fee waiver or other payment options please contact us. Your registration is not finalized until payment is received or arrangements made. Limited spots are available!

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays July 10 – 26.

For Information, PDF Application, and Payment options: www.wcc-ma.org/InterArts WCCMA’s InterArts Summer Camp is an opportunity for students with an interest in the arts to come together to explore, learn, and create for 3 weeks over the summer. Participants will collaborate to form a multi-disciplinary showcase for the public which will be shaped and guided by their talents. Tuesday and Thursday for 3 weeks in July participants will work together to create artwork, musical ensembles, and write original pieces of music to showcase on July 26th at 5:30pm for friends and family.

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Music Redefined and Revisited: the 11th Summer Concert Series

WCCMA’s Summer Concert Series Plans to Delight and Inspire

The West Claremont Center for Music and the Art’s Summer Concert Series at the Union Church’s 11th Season brings local, regional, and international artists to the dynamic annual music series. The season will feature artists from New York City, Toronto, Boston, and across NH. From Classical Mozart and Irish music to original compositions that push the boundaries our concept of music collaboration the program is sure to be an engaging adventure for the listener. The Art of the Duo performance’s New Hampshire tour is in collaborations with the Arts Alliance of Northern NH. The performance is made possible in part by a donation from the Byrne Foundation, 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.

The Summer Concert Series is held at the historical and acoustically outstanding Union Church, 133 Old Church Rd in Claremont. The series is by donation, and while contributions are a vital part of making the series possible, all are welcome regardless of ability to donate. Concerts with an “*” designate performances that are part of the “two day” performance experience in collaboration with the Saint Gaudens Memorial and performed at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish. Artists will perform varied programs in Claremont on Saturday at 6:30pm and in Cornish at 2pm; a rare opportunity to have expanded access to outstanding touring artists.

 Saturday, June 16 – 1pm — Classical Summer

Music for a Summer Day with Kirsten Becker, piano; Angela Biggs, soprano; and Melissa Richmond, flute featuring music of Mozart, Schumann, Gaubert, and more. The audience will also have the opportunity to learn more about the upcoming season.

 

 

Saturday, July 21* – 6:30 pm — Music of Mostly Immigrant Countries 

Jose Lezcano, guitar; Virginia Eskin, piano; August Watters, mandolin Music of Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Calacce, Lezcano, and Beethoven

 

 

 

Saturday, July 28 – 6:30pm— Dana Lyn’s Mother Octopus: Aqualude 

A musical Song of the Sea for violin, cello, clarinet, guitar, and drums

 

 

 

Saturday, August 4* – 6:30pm — The Coral Suite

Dana Lyn, violin and Kyle Sanna, guitar A “through the looking glass” approach to traditional Irish music

 

 

 

Friday, August 10 – 6:30pm — The Art of the Duo 

Kinan Azmeh, clarinet and Dinuk Wijeratne, piano celebrate 10 years at WCCMA, with new works by the acclaimed duo