This weekend: Pianist Danae Doerken – Summer Concert in Virtual Reality!

Pianist Danae Doerken joins us “at” Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park in Cornish, NH from Germany for this groundbreaking concert . You will experience the concert in “Augmented Reality” as though we are all together on the lawn at Aspet. This program features classical works heavily influenced by folk music from East to West by Chopin, Bartok, Schubert, de Falla, and more.

This event is presented by Saint-Gaudens Memorial and the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. Concert tickets are free, freewill donation. Donations are deeply appreciated. All proceeds will be split to support Saint-Gaudens Memorial Music Fund and West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts youth and music programming.

Danae Doerken will join us after the performance on zoom for a post concert chat at 3:30. This concert will be streamed from your smart phone/smart device of choice through your favorite headphones. 

By registering for this event you will recieve the link to access the concert, access to a tutorial to test that everything is set up on your device, and the link to the zoom post-concert chat. This concert will be available for 2 days after airing.

For more details about virtual concerts please visit: wcc-ma.org/virtualconcerts

Today! Live Stream Concert: Kirsten Becker Graduation Recital

What do you do when your graduation recital is cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic? You invite the entire community to a performance they can attend from their couches!

Join us today at 3:30 via Live Stream for graduating Keene State College piano performance major Kirsten Becker’s recital. The program will include Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Kapustin, and more. WCCMA is thrilled to have Kirsten’s recital as the debut performance of our newly acquired Steinway, donated by the Fillman Family in memory of Jesse R. Fillman. Kirsten is from Charlestown and a frequent WCCMA collaborator.

RSVP to the event to get notifications: https://www.facebook.com/events/207474860535557/

The livestream will be at WCCMA’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ClaremontArts

Please note: there will not be an audience in person for this performance, it will be a digital concert only.

We are sad we can’t all gather together at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College for this milestone in Kirsten’s career, but WCCMA is proud to be able to invite you to attend from the comfort of your home. Please join us in supporting this wonderful young artist!

Saturday HopStop postponed/Spring programing status

Due to recommendations from Dartmouth College to limit public gatherings, this Saturday’s HopStop Storytelling event at Claremont, NH – Parks and Recreation Department will be rescheduled. The Marionette event scheduled for April has unfortunately been cancelled due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

For information about COVID-19 recommendations and how to protect yourself: https://www.who.int/…/novel-coronavirus-2…/advice-for-public

West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts is monitoring the situation to determine if spring programming will need to be further impacted, and continues to take regular sanitization actions in our facilities. We will determine in April if the Spring Tea, our only other spring event, needs to be postponed. At this time weekly lessons and art therapy will proceed as scheduled. We ask that any students experiencing flu symptoms to please reschedule their lesson, or to request a video lesson. And of course, wash your hands – we are fully stocked for soap in the bathrooms.