Tonight: Tesla String Quartet

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6:30 PM – Union Episcopal Church, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH
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Due to the weather forecast today’s concert will be held indoors, and masks will be required.

Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style, or technical demand” (The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire.The Tesla Quartet was formed at The Juilliard School in 2008 and quickly established itself as one of the most promising young ensembles in New York, winning Second Prize at the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition only a few months after its inception.

TESLA QUARTET: Ross Snyder (violin), Michelle Lie (violin), Edwin Kaplan (viola), and Jared Blajian (cello

PROGRAM

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) String Quartet in D major, Op. 71 No. 2

  • Adagio–Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Menuet–Trio
  • Allegretto

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) “Nature Lies Peaceful in Slumber and Dreaming”*

Florence Price (1887-1953) “Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes”☨

Dvořák “When Your Sweet Glances on Me Fall”* 

Price “Shortnin’ Bread”☨

*from Cypresses, B.11
☨from Five Folk Songs in Counterpoint

Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981) Strum

Intermission

Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969) String Quartet No. 4

  • Andante—Allegro moderato
  • Andante
  • Allegro giocoso

Announcing the 2022 Summer Concert Series!

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All concerts by donation
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Dobet Gnahore

July 26, 2022 @ 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Broad Street Park

Hailing from Côte d’Ivoire, Dobet is a virtuosic singer, dancer, percussionist, and songwriter who has taken the modern Afropop sounds of her country in exciting new directions. A 2010 GRAMMY winner, Dobet Gnahoré is well – known for her jaw – dropping dance moves, powerful stage presence and richly emotional vocal style. Dobet will also be offering workshops during this engagement

Rain location: Union Episcopal Church

Presented in Collaboration with Claremont Parks & Recreation. Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

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Yankee Brass Band

July 29, 2022 @ 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at WCCMA at Union Church

Each year,Yankee Brass Band entertains audiences throughout New England and championed the cause of “historically informed performance” within the field of American band music. Using rare and authentic period instruments, and outfitted in appropriate uniforms, the Yankee Brass Band presents the music of the “Golden Age of Bands” in much the same manner as in the mid to late 19th century.

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Bassel and the Supernaturals

August 3, 2022 @ 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Broad Street Park

Bassel & The Supernaturals tells the story of Bassel Almadani’s experience as a first generation Syrian-American using soulful melodies, funk inspired rhythms, and captivating lyrics regarding love, loss, and the war in Syria. Deeply inspired by Otis Redding, Bassel uses the stage as a vehicle to engage audiences in over 100 different cities across North America. Bassel and crew will also be offering workshops during this engagement

Rain location: Union Episcopal Church

Presented in Collaboration with Claremont Parks & Recreation

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Tesla Quartet

August 6, 2022 @ 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at WCCMA at Union Church

Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style, or technical demand” (The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire.The Tesla Quartet was formed at The Juilliard School in 2008 and quickly established itself as one of the most promising young ensembles in New York, winning Second Prize at the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition only a few months after its inception. The Tesla Quartet is Ross Snyder (violin), Michelle Lie (violin), Edwin Kaplan (viola), and Serafim Smigelskiy (cello).

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Pneuma

August 20, 2022 @ 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at WCCMA at Union Church

PNEUMA (πνεῦμα) is an ancient Greek word for “breath”, “spirit” or “soul”. This quartet features four improvisers / composers: vocalist Ayelet Rose Gottlieb and clarinetists James FalzoneFrancois Houle and Michael Winograd. Pneuma’s sound is kaleidoscopic – many worlds entangled – blending contemporary electro-acoustic turbulent energies with gentle gestures inspired by Klezmer and jazz-infused improvisations. Presenting a poetry infused set, their music is “a globally-informed emotional panoply” (NYC Jazz Record) inspired by the wind.

Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

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Concerts start now! Dobet Gnahoré tonight; Yankee Brass Friday

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All concerts are by donation. Presented in person and digitally.

Sponsored by Casella Waste Systems (Casella.com). Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

Collaborative Event: COH 125th Anniversary Event

Join us this Saturday at the Claremont Opera House’s 125th Anniversary, for an evening packed with history (past, present, and future) and performing arts. WCCMA is proud to have collaborated with COH in the creation of the musical program for the event, and will feature many WCCMA performers, staff, and friends at the event!

When: July 25th, 7pm
Location: Claremont Opera House, inside the Claremont City Hall, 58 Opera House Sq, Claremont, NH
Tickets Available at: COHNH.org

For full details, including more information about the theater presentation that kicks off the evening, featuring the Off-Broad Street Players, please visit the COH webpage.

The music program features a number of significant works in the history of Claremont and the Opera House, including works created for the dedication of the Opera House, works commissioned by Kinan Azmeh and Mark Harvey during the Claremont 250th celebration by WCCMA and the Claremont 250th Committee, as well as a work by Erika Svanoe for Ed Evensen and the Claremont American Band. Learn more about the performers and the composer by visiting www.wcc-ma.org/COH125.

This program and WCCMA’s collaboration is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.