Spring Tea to Go: a Tour of Teas

Join us on May 15th for the Annual Spring Tea to-Go!

We are pleased to bring back a pandemic safe version of this annual event. Treat yourself, a friend, your mom, or sponsor a box for a nursing home resident!

Purchase a specially curated box of teas, treats, and favors to support WCCMA. Due to the ongoing pandemic this year’s spring tea will be beautiful take out boxes. Boxes will be available curbside. As part of this event we will also be taking contributions to send boxes to residents at Sullivan County Health Care, in collaboration with the activities team there. They have expressed deep gratitude for anything to brighten the day of residents who are currently restricted to their rooms.

Reserve your box here via Eventbrite (credit card or check)

Reservations appreciated by May 9th, we can not guarantee availability after May 5th. 

Order a box (or 2) for yourself, friends, and/or family:

Spring Tea Tour Box($20/each): This box will include a selection of high-quality teas from around the world (with some details about how they are traditionally served), including black tea, green tea, Ceylon tea, and more. The teas will be held in a handmade fabric tea “wallet”. Includes a box of homemade treats that are popular to serve with tea in Europe, US, and Asia. Other festive favors will finish off the box.

Spring Small Sip Box ($10/each): This selection is great for kids or to round out your own tea experience. This box will include a fine china tea cup and saucer, a selection of caffeine-free herbal and fruit teas, and a selection of sweets like scones, chocolate chip cookies, and more.

Tea for 2 (suggested contribution $10-20): Add a contribution to sponsor a tea party for a resident at Sullivan County Health Care. A selection of tea, treats, and more.

This event is a fundraiser to support community programs at the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts, wcc-ma.org.

6 Essentials for Creativity Workshop

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.

Register here to view a recording of this content, and check out the next live sessions

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

Check out the full Bach Tree information by clicking here

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)

Online@WCCMA: Buy Tickets Here

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

For full event info and more details about the Augmented Reality experience click here