6 Essentials for Creativity Workshop on Dec 7th

6 Essentials for Creativity a (Free) Music Masterclass: Step far beyond the musical page to develop your creative voice with Internationally acclaimed musicians Dinuk Wijeratne and Nick Halley.

The Bach Tree takes a new form for pandemic times and invites musicians from far and wide to connect digitally to explore the basic essentials for creativity. In this session Dinuk Wijeratne and Nick Halley will introduce you to the Bach Tree program and give you insights on ways you can approach your creative process as a musician. During this free session you’ll also learn more about the full 2020/21 program.

Your registration gives you access to:

Opening workshop and Q&A
Essentials for Creativity in Music LIVE on Dec 7, 2020 at 7pm ET
Bach Tree Meet and Greet LIVE on Thursday December 10, 2020 at 7pm ET

Recorded content from these sessions will be available until Saturday December 12th at 10pm ET for those who register

Who is this for?: Bach Tree is for curious, ingenious learners who love to think in a cross-disciplinary way and want to expand and diversify their skill set. It is best for students with a solid music foundation under their belt (Advanced High School and University level students) through professional musicians and educators. For questions contact melissa@wcc-ma.org

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Friday: Arcs and Suites for fiddle and guitar (Augmented Reality Concert)

Dana Lyn, fiddle, & Kyle Sanna, guitar, perform a through-the-looking-glass approach to traditional Irish Music. Join the artists after the premiere for a Zoom chat at 8pm Eastern.

November 20, 2020, 6:30pm until Nov 22, 2020, 5:30pm (available 48 hours)

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Hailed as “ground-breaking” by noted folklorist Mick Moloney and “first-rate, versatile musicians” by The New Yorker, Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna connect the dots between their experience as composers and improvisers in New York City’s rich musical community and their deep admiration for traditional Irish music. Performing as a duo since 2011, Lyn and Sanna have brought their “Through the Looking Glass” approach to traditional music to clubs, festival stages, and concert halls throughout the US and Canada.

In “Arcs and Suites”, Lyn and Sanna present music from their two environmentally-themed projects: “The Great Arc” and “The Coral Suite”. The Great Arc is inspired by and concerned with extinct and endangered animal species. The Irish Echo hailed it as “a deep musical work full of lavish, evocative textures”. The Coral Suite is an evocative sequence of Irish tunes that mirrors the life cycles and natural processes that occur within coral reef ecosystems. Renowned fiddler Martin Hayes called it “beautiful… simultaneously traditional and innovative.”

Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna also offer a post-concert Q and A at 8pm, where they hope to engage the audience in conversations about traditional music in a modern world, environmentalism, and to answer any questions about their musical backgrounds and approaches.

This event is presented by West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. Concert tickets are by donation. Our suggested contribution is $25 ($15 for WCCMA members), $40 for a family. Student tickets are free, and scholarships are available to anyone by request. Please fill out this form to request a student or scholarship ticket: https://forms.gle/kCQNxrYShgLtkrWUA

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Ensemble Schumann – Affairs of the Heart (online concert) this weekend

November 6, 2020 6:30pm – Nov 8, 5:30pm (48 hours access)

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Ensemble Schumann join us “at” WCCMA’s home at Union Episcopal Church in the fall foliage, where Sally Pinkas, piano; Tom Gallant, oboe; Steve Larson, viola appear on this exciting digital platform. Ensemble Schumann perform stirring works by Schumann, Bruch, and Herzogenberg. Also included is a very special “encore”: Bach’s ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’, arranged by Entwistle for the trio – and including an introduction by the composer. You’ll have access to the performance for 48 hours to watch and re-watch.

Join the artists after the premiere for a Zoom chat at 8pm Eastern Time on November 6th.

Free tickets for students: use code NOVSTUDENT20

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