Virtual Concerts in Augmented Reality

Stay Tuned for 2 more concerts in Augmented Reality at WCCMA, coming soon in 2022!

Check out a sample of past performers in our Augmented reality series. Click these demos from your mobile device:

Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna: INFO and DEMO

Ensemble Schumann: INFO and DEMO

Francesca Anderegg: INFO and DEMO

Danae Doerken: INFO and DEMO

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)

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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:

Ensemble Schumann: Affairs of the Heart (Augmented Reality Concert)

November 6, 2020 6:30pm – Nov 8, 5:30pm

Ensemble Schumann join us “at” WCCMA’s home at Union Episcopal Church in the fall foliage, where Sally Pinkas, piano; Tom Gallant, oboe; Steve Larson, viola appear on this exciting digital platform. Ensemble Schumann perform stirring works by Schumann, Bruch, and Herz. Also included is a very special encore of Bach’s ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’, arranged by Entwistle for the trio – and including an introduction by the composer. You’ll have access to the performance for 48 hours to watch and re-watch.

Join the artists after the premiere for a Zoom chat at 8pm Eastern Time.

This program will be presented in Augmented Reality from your smart device. The artist “holograms” will be projected onto a 360 degree image outside 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 Youtube 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 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:

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.

Audience Tips and FAQ

Hoverlay Mobile Application
Hoverlay mobile app is supported on mobile devices that support either ARKit (iPhone 6s and above; full list at the bottom of this page: or ARCore (  

Past Concerts

Francesca Anderegg, violin: Invisible Threads

September 11, 2020 @ 7:30 PM to 7:30 PM @ Online

Post Concert Zoom: 9PM on ZOOM

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 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: 

July 26th – Danae Doerken, piano: East and West Pianist Danae Doerken joins us “at” Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park from Germany for this groundbreaking concert presented in collaboration with the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. 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.

Danae Doerken will join us after the concert at 3:30 on zoom for a post concert chat. This concert will be streamed from your smart phone/smart device of choice through your favorite headphones. Tickets to access the concert and post concert chat will be available starting on Wed July 22nd. 

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Saturday: Jose Lezcano and Melissa Richmond; Next Week: Burlington Taiko!

A benefit for the Claremont Creative Center

June 3, 2023 @ 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Union Episcopal Church

Grammy nominated guitarist, and friend of WCCMA, José Lezcano performs during this benefit concert for the Claremont Creative Center, featuring works by Lezcano and more. Guest Melissa Richmond joins him on flute. The program will explore great classical and comtemporary works, including works by Lezcano, Piazzolla, Ibert, and more. All proceeds go to benefit the Claremont Creative Center Homecoming Campaign. Live in person and virtual/streamed online.

Tickets for this event include special refreshments and post concert meet and greet. Recommended donation: $25 per person, $40 per couple, and $45 per family.


“Jose Lezcano … is a superb guitarist as well as a first-rate composer and arranger.” – New Millennium Guitar

As Professor Emeritus of Music at Keene State College, Dr. José Lezcano coordinates the guitar program, and teaches applied guitar, guitar orchestra, and courses in Latin American music. He recently retired from his full-time tenured position of Professor of Music after 30 years in the department, but continues to teach classes as a Lecturer. During Spring ’22, he served as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Morris, Minnesota. In Fall 2022, he started a new assignment as Artist Lecturer in Guitar at the University of Southern Maine (Gorham) while continuing to teach at Keene State. His guitar students have been frequent winners of the Keene State’s highest awards and scholarships. He has been a frequent guest artist at numerous chamber music series in New England, including Apple Hill, Electric Earth, Wisteria, Portland Chamber Music Festival, and Athaneum concerts in Portsmouth, NH. As a twice Grammy-nominated guitarist / composer (in two categories: “Best Contemporary Composition” and “Best soloist with orchestra) Dr. José Lezcano has captivated audiences on four continents. In programs of Spanish, South American and original works, he has appeared in major venues and festivals, including Carnegie Recital Hall, the NYC North-South Consonance Series, Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago, Spain, Portugal, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, China, Germany, Crete, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic as recitalist, collaborative artist, and concerto soloist. Described by Fanfare Magazine as “an excellent guitarist as well as an imaginative composer,” Jose has earned numerous professional recognitions, including first prize in the MTNA National Guitar Competition, the NHSAC Individual Artist Fellowship, NHMTA Composer of the Year (twice), KSC Distinguished Research Award, and a Fulbright Award to Ecuador. In 2016 he received an Ewing Arts Award from the Keene Sentinel, in recognition of his international performing and teaching career, and contributions to the arts in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire. Dr. Lezcano earned degrees from Peabody Conservatory (BM), University of South Carolina (MM), and Florida State University (Ph.D., Music Theory).

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Burlington Taiko Group Performance

June 9, 2023 @ 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Outdoors at Union Episcopal Church

Join us for a performance of Japanese Taiko Drumming by Burlington Taiko Group. A popular annual Claremont community Tradition, this will be WCCMA’s first ensemble public performance since before the pandemic.

This performance will take place outdoors at Union Episcopal Church, the rain location will be inside the church. Please bring a chair or blanket.

This event is by free will sliding scale donation, suggested at $5-45. Students are free. Your donations help to support keeping live music and arts education live and local! This concert will be available in person and streamed. An HD version of the concert will be uploaded after the performance in the event in the event of streaming issues or imperfections.

About Burlington Taiko Group Since 1987, Burlington Taiko has been mesmerizing audiences with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of the taiko.Burlington Taiko Group estimates it has introduced over half a million people to the power of taiko via public performances including feature performances at the 100th running of the Boston Marathon, annual performances at Burlington’s First Night, the Joseph Campbell – Keepers of the Lore festival, the Black Ships Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, and over 200 corporate, collegiate and public performances.In 2001, Burlington Taiko received First Night International’s Prism Award, first place recognition for Most Creative Programming.In 2002 Burlington Taiko participated in its first tour of Japan, performing a series of concerts in the prefecture of Tottori at the Gaina Matsuri in Yonago.The group has been honored 3 times by the International Taiko community having been selected as a feature performer at the 2008 40th International Taiko Festival in San Francisco, the 1999 North American Taiko Conference in Los Angeles, and the 1998 30th International Taiko Festival in San Francisco.Burlington Taikois the performance arm of our non-profit entity, Taiko AikoKai New England (TANE). Our mission: to promote the performance and practice of Taiko and provide education about Taiko and Japanese culture.

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