Sept is: Drumming, Dancing, Violin, and More!

September sees WCCMA kicking back into high gear. After months of work behind the scenes with few public events we can’t wait to “see” you much more frequently. There’s also an exciting announcement for families coming tomorrow, so join us “live” or after the broadcast for Family Picnic Day from home with our friends at Saint-Gaudens!

Family Picnic at Home Day: Dance and Drum!

September 6, 2020 @ 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Online

Broadcast on the Saint-Gaudens Memorial YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbdBQPGfcpWls1jeKQzgIAw/

And WCCMA’s Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ClaremontArts

Visit drummers and dancers in the traditions of Japan, southern Egypt, Ghana, and Guinea with Karim Nagi, Akwaaba Ensemble, and Burlington Taiko Group. Learn about drums, rhythms, and traditions – and you can even drum/dance along! This program is presentated by Saint-Gaudens Memorial and the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts.Sponsored by:Tasker Covered Bridges Fund – NH Charitable Foundation and New England Foundation for the Arts, with donors and season sponsors of Saint-Gaudens Memorial and West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts

At this broadcast you’ll learn more about the new Digital Arts Experiences launching this month!

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Francesca Anderegg, violin: Invisible Threads (Augmented Reality Concert)

September 11, 2020 @ 7:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Online

Violinist Francesca Anderegg joins us virtually “at” WCCMA’s home Union Episcopal Church through the magic of technology. At a time when the challenge of isolation is deeply felt in daily life, music helps us weave “invisible threads” of connection among composers, artists and audiences. For this program, Francesca will weave together music by contemporary and Baroque composers, each one representing a personal vision and unique subject. Gillian Whitehead’s music draws upon the natural landscapes of her native New Zealand, and Bright Silence depicts the “sounds, silences, and ghosts” of the rocky plateau of Central Otago. Missy Mazzoli’s work Dissolve, O My Heart, is a direct, personal response to the enduring power of Bach’s Chaconne. Like all modern solo violin music, the technical demands and musical textures of these pieces pay homage to Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. The program concludes with Bach’s majestic Partita No. 2 in D minor, with Mazzoli’s work connecting the contemporary and the Baroque.

Francesca Anderegg will join us after the performance on zoom for a post concert chat at 9PM.

This event is presented by West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. Concert tickets are $25, or $15 for WCCMA members. Scholarship tickets are available for students and those for whom the cost would be a challenge. To request Student or Scholarship Tickets: https://forms.gle/kCQNxrYShgLtkrWUA 

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