Final Concert of the Season: Apple Hill String Quartet and Sally Pinkas

Just us Sunday outdoors or online for this final concert of the 2021 Summer Concerts Series collaboration with Saint-Gaudens Memorial. Then following the concert, join us in downtown Claremont for a 4pm Artist Meet and Greet and preview of the Claremont Creative Center project!

For tickets or to make a donation:

Live outdoor concert, and online streaming is broadcast via the Saint-Gaudens Memorial youtube channel: Direct concert link for the livestream performance:

(If there are technical difficulties the livestream will resume from the Saint-Gaudens Memorial Channel on YouTube:

16th Annual Rosamond Edmondson Memorial Concert
Presented by Saint-Gaudens Memorial and W. Claremont Center for Music and the Arts
Performed by the Apple Hill String Quartet, and Sally Pinkas
Performed at Union Episcopal Church in Claremont, NH
With thanks to Phil and Hilary Burling for sponsoring this concert

‘The Sentimental One’ from Lyric Quartet —William Grant Still (1895-1978)

Pannonia Boundless—Aleksandra Vrebalov (b. 1970)

Piano Quintet in F minor (1878-1879)—César Franck (1822-1890)

– Molto moderato quasi lento – Allegro

– Lento con molto sentimento

– Allegro non troppo ma con fuoco

This concert is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by the New England States Touring program 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.

Sunday: Layale Chaker (weather update) and upcoming events

Sunday, 2PM Presented by Saint-Gaudens Memorial and the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. Layale Chaker, with members of her band Sarafand, performs original works at the intersection of classical, jazz, Arab, and improvised music Live outdoor concert (pending weather), and online streaming is broadcast via the Saint-Gaudens Memorial youtube channel. Full info and to register (


We are monitoring the weather for Aug 22nd and will make a decision about weather related logistics by noon tomorrow (Sunday). We are still hoping it won’t be raining enough need to move the musicians inside, but if it is here is our worst case scenario:

In the event of heavy rain/severe weather the musicians will perform in the hall at Union Church. We will provide amplification of the artists to seating on that part of the lawn. If winds are not high there may be tent seating available. A limited number of indoor seats may be available. Any indoor seating will require masks and we ask that unvacinated individuals or individuals who have recently travelled to high-risk areas/events do not request indoor seating. If you are interested the very limited indoor seating options, please respond to your confirmation email, and confirm the number of people in your pod. If we can accomodate your request we will send you an email confirming a seat is available. Registration is required:

You will also be able to view the concert LIVE and on-demand on the YouTube Channel for Saint-Gaudens Memorial no matter the weather:

FINAL CONCERT of the Summer

Apple Hill String Quartet with Sally Pinkas
Sun, Aug 29, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Admission: free, by donation
Tickets: More info:

WCCMA at Union Episcopal Church
133 Old Church Road
Claremont, NH 03743

Presented by Saint-Gaudens Memorial and the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. Live outdoor concert, and online streaming is broadcast via the Saint-Gaudens Memorial youtube channel. Limited seating will be available in Claremont, NH, bring your own chair. Rain contingencies will be posted at leading up to the event. Masks are only required if you are unable to socially distance, or when inside. 

Following the concert for a meet the artist reception and tour of our future home!
Tour/Meet the Artist reception  Location: 56 Opera House Square in downtown Claremont
Please RSVP by August 25, 2021 to

Sunday: Kinan Azmeh and Kyle Sanna

Azmeh’s expressive clarinet meets Kyle Sanna’s rustic guitar in this outdoor concert, part of WCCMA’s summer concert series. These two celebrated award-winning composers, improvisers and, most importantly, dear friends have been playing together for the past 18 years. They have toured the world together with the Kinan Azmeh CityBand among many other projects.  In this performance,  they return to Claremont with new original compositions inspired by a multitude of traditions for this intimate setting. A post-concert Q & A will follow the concert.

Registration suggested, but not required. Outdoors at Union Episcopal Church, or on YouTube.