Sept 11 to 13 – Concert: Invisible Threads with Francesca Anderegg

Violinist Francesca Anderegg joins us virtually “at” WCCMA’s home Union Episcopal Church through the magic of technology. At a time when the challenge of isolation is deeply felt in daily life, music helps us weave “invisible threads” of connection among composers, artists and audiences. For this program, Francesca will weave together music by contemporary and Baroque composers, each one representing a personal vision and unique subject. Gillian Whitehead’s music draws upon the natural landscapes of her native New Zealand, and Bright Silence depicts the “sounds, silences, and ghosts” of the rocky plateau of Central Otago. Missy Mazzoli’s work Dissolve, O My Heart, is a direct, personal response to the enduring power of Bach’s Chaconne. Like all modern solo violin music, the technical demands and musical textures of these pieces pay homage to Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. The program concludes with Bach’s majestic Partita No. 2 in D minor, with Mazzoli’s work connecting the contemporary and the Baroque.

Francesca Anderegg will join us after the performance on zoom for a post concert chat at 9PM.

This program will be presented in Augmented Reality from your smart device. The artist’s “hologram” will be projected onto a 360 degree image of WCCMA’s concert hall. You’ll be able to look around the space, move closer, etc, just as though you are there. For those without supported devices you’ll be able to join us via video link. Headphones are strongly recommended for optimal audio experience.

This event is presented by West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. Concert tickets are $25, or $15 for WCCMA members. Scholarship tickets are available for students and those for whom the cost would be a challenge. To request Student or Scholarship Tickets:

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By registering for this event you will receive the link to access the concert, access to a tutorial to test set up on your device, and the link to the zoom post-concert chat. This concert will be available for 2 days after airing. We suggest you test your device a day or 2 in advance to ensure you have no technical challenges at concert time.

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

Stay Tuned for more Augemented Reality Concerts this summer and fall from WCCMA!

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 receive 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.

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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!