It is my great pleasure to announce that construction has begun on the Claremont Creative Center (claremontcreativecenter.org), the soon to be new home base for WCCMA. WCCMA and the Claremont Development Authority are thrilled that this long conceptualized project is underway.
Below you can check out the pre-demolition tour recorded last weekend, and a few pictures of the last 2 days of construction. Many more big changes will happen this week – so follow us on YouTube and Facebook to stay up to date with the latest progress. We’ll post more video minis of some of the progress as things progress.
Of course we are thrilled to be at this point in the project, but our Capital Campaign is still ongoing. We still need funds for 10% of the construction, as well as all the chairs, bells and whistles (literally and figuratively)! Please consider a donation of any size to help support the project. You help bring this building to vibrant life (and wait until you see this 15th Anniversary Season!). Donate Here (processing via PayPal, but doesn’t require an account) or Here to donate via check.
Join us on a musical tour of Vienna with a few of the incredible composers who created there. Pianist Sally Pinkas performs works by five great Viennese masters: Marianna Martines, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann and Alexander Zemlinsky.
Join us on a musical tour of Vienna with a few of the incredible composers who created there. Pianist Sally Pinkas performs works by five great Viennese masters: Marianna Martines, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann and Alexander Zemlinsky. This concert will be presented to a limited audience in person, and live/on demand online.
This concert has very limited seating, and we encourage reserving your tickets in advance in order to guarantee a seat. By registering for the online concert you will receive the concert link in your email, and may watch live or on demand. Masks are welcome, and the space has BLUEair filtration systems to help prevent airborne illness transmission.
About Sally Pinkas: Following her London debut at Wigmore Hall, Israeli-born pianist Sally Pinkas has garnered universal praise as an eloquent and ardent performer. Pinkas shares her wide-ranging repertoire through her travel with enthusiastic audiences and young pianists. Equally at home in a recording studio, Sally’s discography features works by Mozart, Schumann, Fauré, Debussy, Gaubert, Martinů, Rochberg, Shapiro, Pinkham and Wolff, released on the MSR, Centaur, Naxos, Toccata Classics and Mode labels. Her most recent CD release of Sonatas by Shostakovich and Bridge was hailed as “…A mandatory purchase for all pianophiles: two major works, in performances of utter power… ideal melding of strength and emotional pliancy…” by Fanfare Magazine. A CD featuring Piano Quintets by Miguel del Aguila (with Cuarteto Latinoamericano) is forthcoming on Urtext Digital Classics. Pinkas tours regularly as member of Ensemble Schumann and the Hirsch-Pinkas Duo (with her husband pianist Evan Hirsch), and collaborates frequently with the Adaskin String Trio, the Apple Hill String Quartet and Cuarteto Latinoamericano. Pinkas holds performance degrees from Indiana University and the New England Conservatory of Music, and a Ph.D. in Composition from Brandeis University. Pianist-in-residence at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, she is Professor of Music at Dartmouth’s Music Department.