Taylor Ho Bynum’s Music Appreciation Hour/Questions & Improvisations
October 2; October 16; Nov 6; Nov 20
@ 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at WCCMA at Union Church Hall
Musician & educator Taylor Ho Bynum will lead open sessions dedicated to introducing listeners to jazz and other forms of improvised music.
Online participation is available, if registered in advance. Contact [email protected]
On the first and third Mondays of October and November, musician and educator Taylor Ho Bynum will lead open sessions dedicated to introducing listeners to jazz and other forms of improvised and creative music. The first hour will consist of listening to classic albums in their entirety, with introductory comments and post-listening discussion around the history and aesthetics of the recordings. The second hour will consist of musical and verbal dialogues prompted by audience questions, with THB performing solo and occasionally with invited guests. Attend in person in Claremont, or join us online via zoom (advanced registration required). The series kicks off on October 2 with “And His Mother Called Him Bill”, Duke Ellington’s tribute to his compositional partner Billy Strayhorn, and will conclude on November 20 with a live performance of Bynum’s collaborative duo with acclaimed drummer/composer Tomas Fujiwara. Registration for the first three sessions is sliding scale donation suggested at $10-50, with all proceeds going to support WCCMA, and sliding scale tickets for the November 20th concert.
Burlington Taiko Group Performance: Big Drum performance!
* RAINLOCATION *
Due to the weather condition, the performance will be at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, 152 South St, Claremont, NH 03743
October 22, 2023 @ 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Claremont Savings Bank Community Center at 152 South St, Claremont, NH 03743
Celebrate WCCMA’s 15th Anniversary with a performance by Burlington Taiko Group and a Japanese taiko demonstration.
Celebrate WCCMA’s 15th Anniversary with a performance by Burlington Taiko Group and a Japanese taiko demonstration. After more than a decade of annual performance with Burlington Taiko Group we are pulling out all the stops: See the biggest contingent of drummers and drums yet performing at Broad Street Park! Stay tuned for more information about anniversary festivities during this very special event. Suggested donation: $40 per family. No tickets required. Rain location TBD. This Burlington Taiko performance and residency is funded in part by the New England States Touring prograrm 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.
Celebration of All Hallows and Dia de Muertos
October 28, 2023 @ 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at WCCMA at Union Church
A very special celebration of music and tradition with the Villalobos Brothers and Melissa Richmond
Join us for a very special performance of music inspired by All Hallows Eve, Día de Muertos, Samhain, and Harvest. Music performed by the grammy winning Villalobos Brothers and Melissa Richmond, flute. We will have special food in honor of the celebration. Earlier in the day families can participate in a mask making HopStop event in partnership with the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College in both Claremont and Hanover. Costumes welcome! This event will be presented in person and livestream/available on demand after the show. If tickets are sold out on Eventbrite please contact us for additional tickets. We recommend making reservations for the event to ensure that seats will be available.
Check back for more information on this festive event!