Friday, October 4, 2002
Volunteer opportunities open house
A volunteer opportunities open house will be held on Thursday, October 10, at Concord Park (Assisted Living Center), 68 Commonwealth Avenue, West Concord, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Come and join us as we learn more about the many organizations that could benefit from a little of our spare time. Parking is limited so please carpool if you can. Sponsored by the Concord-Carlisle Newcomers club. Call Joanne at 1-978-318-0934 or visit our website at www.carlisle.org/ccnewcomers if you have any questions.
Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras announce 45th season
The Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (GBYSO) proudly announces its 2002-2003 season. 2002-2003 marks GBYSO's 45th anniversary year and also the return of Federico Cortese for his fourth year as Music Director. Under his artistic leadership, GBYSO has programmed an outstanding series of performances.
The season opener will take place in Symphony Hall on Sunday, November 17. The night includes Suk's Scherzo Fantastique, Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements and Dvorak's Symphony No. 6. A special reception for GBYSO Alumni will precede the performance. On March 2, GBYSO will again take to the stage at Symphony Hall for a night of Strauss's Death and Transfiguration, Britten's Sinfonia da requiem and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No. 2. On Saturday, June 21, GBYSO will conclude its season at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge. This final concert features the Overture to Tannhauser by Wagner, Beethoven's Symphony No. 4, Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and a solo performance by the winner of GBYSO's annual concerto competition. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
In addition, based upon the resounding success of last year's collaboration GBYSO and the Boston University Opera Programs will team up again for a performance of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, Act II Finale. This concert will take place in Sanders Theatre on January 18 at 3 p.m.
GBYSO's mission is to provide New England's young musicians the highest quality performance opportunities. For 45 years, talented youth have traveled to Boston to participate in GBYSO's ensembles. Each year GBYSO says goodbye to many talented members as they graduate from high school and continue on to conservatories and universities across the nation. Thus every year, GBYSO ensembles comprise a different group of dedicated musicians. In the midst of this change, GBYSO concerts are continually distinguished by outstanding technical and artistic quality. These exceptional performances are a testament to the musicians' talent, their tremendous commitment and their absolute love of music and of GBYSO.
Tickets are $18 and $12. Symphony Hall performance tickets are available through Symphony Charge, 1-617-266-1200. Tickets for Sanders Theatre performances are available through the Harvard Box Office, 1-617-496-2222.
Concord Players to hold open house
A Poultry Tale from last year's "Honk!"
The Concord Players, a thriving, award-winning community theater based in Concord Center, is hosting its fall open house (also called the "Huddle") on Sunday, October 6, beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
This annual event is an opportunity for newcomers to mingle with current members and learn about ways to participate in a lively and friendly volunteer organization. Directors will preview the 2002-2003 theater season, which consists of three major productions and several smaller pieces. The major shows are: Bad Seed by Maxwell Anderson, directed by Rik Pierce; Over the River and Through the Woods, by Joe DiPetro, directed by Paula Caplan; and, Chicago, by John Kander and Fred Ebb, directed by MaryAnn Swift. Other events are: "Welcome Winter," "An evening of Love Songs" and two acting workshops, one Shakespeare and one scene study.
Other speakers will review backstage opportunities that range from carpentry, painting and costumes, to ushering, marketing and producing. A third group will entertain the audience with hilarious tales that illustrate the fun, camaraderie and hard work that makes this community group special.
The event takes place at Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord (FOPAC) at 51 Walden Street, Concord Mass. For more information, call Jean Devine at 1-617-484-2802 or Carole Marcacci at 1-978-635-8362, or visit www.concordplayers.org.
Youth concert to benefit The Sharing Foundation
On Sunday, October 27, at 3 p.m. in Jordan Hall, Boston, The Longwood Symphony, Boston's symphony orchestra composed of health care professionals and medical students, will present a youth and family concert that explores classical music and the dramatic arts. The beneficiary of this concert is The Sharing Foundation, whose volunteers are New England parents dedicated to helping meet the educational, medical and physical needs of orphaned and seriously disadvantaged Cambodian children growing up in Cambodia.
The hour-long concert, led by guest conductor Charles Ansbacher, will feature soprano Elizabeth Keusch in incidental music from Felix Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." British actor Nigel Gore will interpret, while The New World Chorale will sing as the Chorus of Fairies. A reception, featuring a silent auction, raffle, and handmade Cambodian crafts for sale, will follow the concert.
Tickets are available for $25 for adults and $15 for children. All ticket purchases are tax deductible. The concert is not recommended for children under the age of five. To order tickets, contact Sally Stokes at 1-978-369-1240.
The Sharing Foundation was founded in 1998 by former Carlisle pediatrics team Dr. Nancy Hendrie and Judy Jones in response to the observation that it was not the few Cambodian children adopted to the United States who needed help, but rather the vast numbers of children growing up in Cambodia in abject poverty. Since its inception, the foundation has initiated multiple projects to improve the health and educational opportunities of the most vulnerable of Cambodia's children. To learn more, please visit the foundation's web site at www.sharingfoundation.org.
Human Rights evening to discuss Afghanistan
On Tuesday, October 15 at 7 p.m. at the First Parish Church, 20 Lexington Road, Concord Center, Group 15 Amnesty International and the First Parish Church, Concord, will hold a Human Rights Evening. Dr. Jennifer Leaning, Afghanistan chief investigator for Physicians for Human Rights and a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, will give an eyewitness report on Human Rights and Afghanistan. All are welcome.
Blessing of the animals at Good Shepherd
All small animal pets are invited to the Church of the Good Shepherd on Sunday, October 6, for the annual Blessing of the Animals services. Pets are invited into the Sanctuary for the duration of the service, and for their safety must be restrained accordingly; dogs on leash or in carriers, cats and other small animals in carriers or suitable containers. Pets should be accompanied to the communion rail and will be blessed at that time. Stuffed animal and pictures of pets, (e.g. horses) can be brought for a blessing as well. Services are at 7:45, 9, and 10:30 a.m.
The Church of The Good Shepherd is an Episcopal church located at 164 Newtown Road, Acton, corner of Arlington Street. The church may be contacted by telephone: 1-978- 263-5782, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by checking the web site: htt;://users.rcn.com/goodshep.ma.ultranet/.
An exhibit of woodfired boxes in Concord
"Inside/Outside: Woodfired Boxes" opens at Lacoste Gallery on Saturday, October 5, and features ceramic artist Diana Thomas's newest body of work. With this group of work, Thomas confronts issues regarding scale and volume, texture and color. Known for her gutsy, architectural box forms, with this collection Thomas has made a conscious effort "to create a field of color that is much bolder and more prominent" with boxes that are substantially larger than her earlier work. She uses carving techniques to alter the surfaces and shapes of her boxes, and applies glazes across smooth planes, creating jewel-like surfaces that contrast with the rough, carved clay.
Creating contrast in shape, texture and color in each piece is important to the artist. Keeping the shapes simple, she achieves a quiet elegance in her work that allows for the marks of the kiln and the brilliance of the glazes to speak.
The Lacoste Gallery is located at 25 Main Street in Concord. There is a reception on October 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by a gallery talk with the artist at 7 p.m.
CCHS performances in October
October 19 Talent Showcase
Come and celebrate the varied talents in the CCHS student community comedy, dance, choral and instrumental talents will be on display October 19 at CCHS auditorium. Tickets at the door. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Call 1-978-381-1417, x151 with questions.
Fall Choral Concert October 23
Come and hear the 180-person strong high school chorus give their first performance of the year. The concert is free and the doors open at 7:30 p.m. in the CCHS auditorium.
Nutcracker auditions in Littleton
Dance Prism, a Boston-area professional ballet company, will conduct auditions on Thursday, October 10, for selected children's roles in its 20th anniversary production of The Nutcracker. This is the first year in which Littleton has been added to Dance Prism's annual tour of New England cities. It will be presented at the Jim Franco Performing Arts Center in the new Littleton High School on Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 p.m. Chosen ballet students ages seven and up will be offered the opportunity to perform with the professional cast and 60 other area dancers.
Auditions will be held at Reuben Hoar Library Multi-Purpose Room at 4:15 p.m. for young dancers aged 7-11, at 3:30 p.m. for dancers 12-17. Weekly rehearsals will take place at L'Ecole de Ballet on Willow Road in Littleton on Saturday mornings from mid-October through the production. No fees will be charged to dancers for the auditions or the program. For information about auditions call Dance Prism at 1-978-371-1038; for information about the performance or to order tickets call 1-978-371-1038 or visit Dance Prism's website at www.danceprism.com.
The Concord Orchestra celebrates 50 years
The Concord Orchestra will begin its 50th season October 18 and 19. Music director Richard Pittman will conduct the concerts featuring international artist, Bronika Kushkuley performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. I in C. Mr. Pittman also leads the orchestra in the Robert Browning Overture by Charles Ives, and the
Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F. Both concerts will be held at 51 Walden, Concord, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. Subscription rates for the entire season are also available. To purchase tickets or receive the full season brochure, call 1-978-369-4967. Subscriptions to the entire season are also available.
The Concord Orchestra season continues with two special Family Concerts at the SunBridge Auditorium of Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel, Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. This concert will feature soloists Joanna Mongiardo, Krista River, Janice Meyerson, Laura Bewig Chritton, Carlos Archuleta, and Kathleen Ann Theisen-Remaud along with the Nashoba-Brooks and Fenn School choruses. The concert version of Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel is a delightful retelling of the fairy tale, and is enjoyable for both adults and children. The SunBridge Auditorium is located in Concord, just off Route 2 on Rt. 62. Tickets for the Family Concerts are $13 adults, $11 seniors, $9 children and students. They are available by calling 1-978-369-4967.
Youth hockey night at Lowell Lock Monsters
The Concord/Carlisle Youth Hockey organization (CCYH) is planning a family hockey night with the Lowell Lock Monsters on Saturday, November 2, at 7 p.m. All
Concord/Carlisle players, family and friends are invited. Tickets purchased benefit the CCYH program. Pledges for goal shots can be purchased from a player in the hockey program for this event and all pledges go directly to the CCYH program. All checks should be made out to CCYH and should be purchased before October 26th. You can also purchase tickets at J&J Sports at the Valley Sports Pro Shop. For further information, please contact Lisa Harris at 1-978-371-2494 or Kevin Harrington at 1-978-371-5907.
Tour open art studios in Concord
On October 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., all are invited, free, to the Studio for the Creative Arts, 66 Oxbow Road in Concord, between Routes 2 and 117, just off Sudbury Road. Concord artist Gaetana, owner of the Studio for the Creative Arts, will display her handmade notepaper and jewelry pins (walking art). In addition, Harriet Golden will show her art and sculptured boxes. If you have questions, call Gaetana at 1-978-369-2212.
Women's Business Network meeting
The next regular meeting of the Women's Business Network will be Thursday evening, October 10, at 7:15 p.m. at St. Theresa's Church in Harvard. Nancy Chisholm, business and personal coach, will offer an interactive experience that will teach how to identify personal talents and utilize them, get on the phone, make more calls and have
more fun, and create the story.
Founded in 1990, the Women's Business Network is a group of women who own, manage, or are involved in small businesses in the area. Meetings are open to anyone wishing to visit or considering membership. Participants are encouraged to bring their business cards and brochures to exchange at meetings.
Visit the website at www.wbn-ma.org or for more information call Renee Senes-Goldsmith at 1-978-456-9600.
Ship-Ahoy© Saturday morning theater
Calling all tenacious toddlers, precocious pre-schoolers and stage- friendly school children! Your ship is coming in. Our outrageously funny and family friendly Saturday morning theatre series is back by popular demand for a third season. So when rain wreaks havoc on outdoor plans, don't panic, mom bring the whole family in for a crazy cruise through a classic old tale. Ship Ahoy Players© will begin on Saturday, September 28 and run through Saturday, November 23 (no performance on October 12). All shows are at 10:30 a.m. at Emerson Umbrella, 40 Stow Street in Concord. $5 per person at the door. No advance ticket sales.
September 28 Peter and the Wolf, October 5 Goldilocks & The Three Bears, October 19 The Three Billy Goats Gruff, October 26 Chicken Little, November 2 Tom Thumb, November 9 Rapunzel, November 16 Anansi, November 23 The Gingerbread Man.
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