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.

This Weekend: Tango and a Family Picnic

Tango Night with PG Tango Quartet
8/6 @ 6pm-7pm


It takes four to tango!

Pedro Giraudo Quartet has come to represent the evolution of the ever-popular art form. Join us for a live outdoor performance led by the virtuoso bassist and composer Pedro Giraudo, who spices up the form while retaining all the lushness and beauty of tango.

The performance will be held at Union Church, pre-registration is encouraged but not required. WCCMA followers will be able to register at the door, as the event is currently “sold out” via the registration link.

BYO Chair!

Family Picnic Day: Creativity and Culture with the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association

Sun, Aug 8, 2021

Enjoy an online and/or in person outdoor concert/mini-festival with Nulhegan Drum, storytelling and history by Chief Don Stevens, and a showcase of Abenaki artists. Bring the whole family to for the fun and educational event that also include a special artist showcase demonstration.

Demonstrations begin at 1:30pm
Concert starts at 2pm

In-person seating (BYO chair) is available at the outdoor venue, please register by using Eventbrite, at Union Episcopal Church, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH. Pre-registration is not required but is appreciated in case of inclement weather or technical issues. Online access is available via the Saint-Gaudens Memorial youtube channel (

This project was funded in part by a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s James Tasker Covered Bridges Fund, and 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.