Friday, March 1, 2002
Genealogist to speak on reuniting Jewish families
Stanley Diamond, founding president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal, will speak on "Reuniting Families Separated by the Holocaust: Genealogists Hold the Golden Key" on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at Nagog Woods Clubhouse in Acton. Thanks to Mr. Diamond's work as the project coordinator of Jewish Records IndexingPoland, more than 1.4 million indices to Jewish vital records of Poland are now on-line. The presentation, sponsored by the Acton-Concord Area Hadassah chapter, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Rachel at 1-978-692-8896, firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Sleeping Beauty' comes to CYT
Concord Youth Theatre (CYT) presents Sleeping Beauty, a performance company production. Shows are Fridays, March 8 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays March 9 and 16 at 2:30 p.m., and Sundays March 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. at 40 Stow Street, The Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $8.50 or $12 and are on sale now at Concord Youth Theatre; call to make your reservations 1-978-371-1482.
From the stories of Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm comes this musical adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. A sleeping princess, a spellbound prince and all your favorite characters will delight you in this classic tale told as only the CYT performance company can. Under the direction of Lisa Evans, CYT artistic director, the Concord Youth Theatre performance company, an ensemble of 40 young people ages 918 coming from nine Massachusetts towns, will perform Sleeping Beauty. The show is suitable for children ages 4 and up. The theatre is also handicap accessible. Groups are welcomed; please call the box office for specific group rates. For more information contact Concord Youth Theatre at 1-978-371-1482.
Walk the labyrinth at Good Shepherd
From Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the labyrinth will be available for prayer and meditation at the Church of The Good Shepherd in Acton.
This ancient prayer medium, over 4,000 years old, was adapted in the Middle Ages to symbolize the pilgrimage to Jerusalem which had become increasingly dangerous for Christians. In recent years walking meditation has been reclaimed as part of the Christian tradition. There is no prescribed way for walking the labyrinth; it is a path that twists and turns like life itself as it wends its way to the center where one may pause and reflect before returning by the same route to the outside. All are welcome to come and walk the labyrinth.
Have you ever wondered what makes a prayer a prayer? Does God listen or hear our prayers? Good Shepherd will be looking at this topic during its Lenten Quiet Day, on Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call the church if you are interested in attending the Lenten Quiet Day.
The Church of The Good Shepherd (Episcopal) is located at 164 Newtown Road, Acton, corner of Arlington Street. The church may be contacted by telephone at 1-978-263-5782, or by e-mail at email@example.com or by checking our web site at www.ultranet.com/~goodshep.
Hadassah plans new member dessert
On Sunday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. in Westford, Acton-Concord area Hadassah will hold a dessert for prospective members. The public is invited to meet new friends and learn more about Hadassah's health, educational, and social programs sponsored locally, nationally, and in Israel. For more information, contact Nancy at 1-978-369-5832, or e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
War of Images: Israel, the Middle East, and the Media
On Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m., Alon Ben David, noted Israeli journalist will speak on "The War of Images: Israel, the Middle East, and the Media" at Temple Emunah, 9 Piper Road in Lexington. The talk, sponsored sisterhoods of Temples Beth El, Emunah, and Isaiah, local Hadassah chapters and Jewish Women International, will concern media coverage of the Middle East. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 1-781-863-8586 or e-mail email@example.com.
Concord Chorus in concert March 9
The Concord Chorus will present "Bruckner, Britten, Brahms & Beach et al." on Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church at 81 Elm Street in Concord. Works will include Britten's "Festival Te Deum," Bruckner's "Motets," Brahms's "Lass Dich Nur Nichts Nicht Dauren," Sviridov's "Three Choruses" and art songs of the 19th-century Bostonian School. Admission is $15 or $12 for seniors and children. For tickets, call 1-781-646-7186 or purchase them at the door.
Stow spring antique show and sale
Plan to attend the 38th annual antique show and sale sponsored by the Union Church on Route 117 in Stow, on Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9. Are you searching for a special treasure? This may be just the place for you to find it. Or, do you just wish to browse, learn more about antiques and enjoy a delicious slice of pie with a friend at the snack bar? This is the place for you, too. Seventeen dealers from around New England will have on display jewelry, china, paintings, woodenware, country, period and Shaker furniture, dolls, and other collectibles. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. For more information regarding the show, call Diane at 1-978-562-5802.
Boys of the Lough to perform in March
The legendary Celtic band, The Boys of the Lough, will appear in their only New England performance on Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m. at the Ipswich Performing Arts Center. Called "one of the finest bands in Celtic traditional music" by the New York Times, The Boys of the Lough have toured the U.S. more than 50 times and have received two Grammy nominations. The Ipswich concert just three days before St. Patrick's Day is part of their seven-city U.S. tour.
Opening for The Boys of the Lough will be the Copley Ceili Band featuring yet another Irish music legend, Joe Derrane, on button accordian.
Tickets are $22 ($18 seniors/students) and may be purchased by calling the box office at 1-978-356-1949 or Conley's Pharmacy in Ipswich at 1-978-356-2121. For more information on the Ipswich Performing Arts Center, call Dawn Singh at 1-617-522-8633 or 1-617-501-7436.
Waltz evening at 51 Walden
The popular annual Evening of Waltz will be held Saturday, March 9, at 8 p.m. at 51 Walden Street in Concord, to benefit the Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord. This elegant evening has become an anticipated annual event for ballroom enthusiasts as well as a fund-raiser for the Performing Arts Center. Live music will be provided by the 51 Walden Waltz Orchestra conducted by William McManus. The music will be mostly the popular Strauss waltzes and a few polkas. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Paukulis will provide a brief instruction and demonstration in the waltz, and there will be a Grand March. Tickets for $35 per person include complimentary gourmet desserts and coffee. A wine and champagne bar is available. Reservations are recommended by calling the FOPAC office. 1-978-369-7911.
Free concert series continues in Bedford
"A World of Music," Middlesex Community College's annual concert series, continues with two events this spring in MCC's Concert Hall on the Bedford campus. All concerts are free and open to the public.
Composer and pianist Alfred Watson will appear in concert at noon on Tuesday, March 12. A graduate of Juilliard School of Music where he was a classmate of Van
Cliburn, Watson has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. At MCC he will play works by Chopin, Debussy and Schumann, as well as his own compositions, including a "Fantasy of Patriotic Melodies" dedicated to the victims of the events of September 11, 2001.
MCC music professor Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta will be joined at the piano by Wanda Paik in a program titled "One Piano, Two Hands and Four Hands," to be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 19. They will perform piano duos by Handel, Mozart, Ravel and Bizet, and solo works by Bartok and Liszt.
Rodriguez-Peralta has appeared in concert throughout the United States and Peru, and has just released a new CD, titled "Music for Cello and Piano from South America, Mexico and the Caribbean," recorded with Luis Leguia, cellist with the Boston Symphony. Paik has performed extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, and has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the Boston Pops.
MCC's Concert Hall is located in North Academic Hall (Building 6) on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road. For more information, call Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta at 1-781-280-3923.
GBYSO and Tanglewood Chorus to perform together
On Sunday Match 10 at 7.30 p.m. the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and music director Federico Cortese celebrate their first-ever collaboration with the renowned Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor. GBYSO and TFC combine their talents for a momentous performance of Johannes Brahms's masterwork, A German Requiem.
Music director, Federico Cortese, also assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will lead the 200 musicians of GBYSO and TFC in Brahms's heartfelt and deeply personal German Requiem. Joining them in this special performance are soloists Jessica Jones, soprano, and James Maddalena, baritone.
Come hear the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus perform Brahms's German Requiem on Sunday March 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Symphony Hall. It promises to be a memorable event. Tickets are $35 and $20 and are available now through Symphony Charge, 617-266-1200.
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