Sat: Layale Chaker; Sept 12th Ethiocolor; Sept 17 Newmont Band

Layale Chaker and Sarafand

September 2, 2023 @ 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts @Union Church

Acclaimed Violinist/Composer Layale Chaker is joined by her band Sarafand for music at the intersection of classical contemporary music, Jazz, Arabic Music, and improvisation. This concert will be presented in person and via livestream/online. Admission is by donation, students are free. Suggested sliding scale contribution $5-$50

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September 12, 2023 @ 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at WCCMA at Union Church

Join us for Melaka Belay and Ethiocolor’s ecstatic symbiosis of dance and music, of tradition and modernity for the first stop on their US tour. Admission is sliding scale donation: pay what you can: $5-60, students free. Seat is available indoors and on the lawn (bring your own chair for outdoors). Registration for this event in advance is encouraged to ensure seating and timely check in. Livestream/on demand video will be avaialble for this concert. Ethiocolor is part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with funding provided by the U.S. Government, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc. 

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Newmont Military Band

September 17, 2023 @ 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at WCCMA at Union Church

Join us for a skip back in time with the Newmont Band. Performing on period instruments, the band plays music of the 19th C as it would have originally been heard on the town greens. This will be an outdoor concert (bring a lawn chair), in the event of poor weather the concert will be held inside Union Church. All donations go to benefit the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts’ community programs.

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