Friday, January 24, 2003
Concord Players present Italian comedy
The Concord Players are presenting DiPietro's comedy Over the River and Through the Woods on February 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and March 1 at 8 p.m., and a Sunday matinee on February 23 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $14, and $12 for the matinee. The theatre is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 1-978-369-2990.
Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble to perform
The Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble will perform "Two Centuries of German Baroque Music" with soprano Emily Van Evera on Sunday, February 16, at 7 p.m. at the Concord Academy Dance Performance Space. Admission is $16 adults, $14 seniors/students, children under 12 free. Tickets can be purchased through www.sarasamusic. org or by calling 1-617-492-4758.
Brian Brooks (violin), Maggie Cole (harpsichord), and Timothy Merton (cello) will be joining Van Evera in this program of works by early German composers Buxtehude, Schmelzer and Schop, and works by later composers, including a Bach violin sonata, several Handel German arias, and a Telemann cantata. Also planned are the premier Brooks has discovered, including a piece by Constantin Christian Dedekind. Brooks is a specialist in 17th century North German music in addition to his music performance career.
CCHS Battle of the Bands tomorrow night
Rock music takes center stage Saturday night at Concord-Carlisle High School's sixth annual Battle of the Bands. Noted for its outstanding choruses, orchestra and stage bands, CCHS is also home to a host of very talented rock'n'roll musicians, many of whom will perform with the eight groups competing this year for the Battle of the Bands top honors.
Carlisle's Serotonin, featuring Alex and Ben Brewer, Will Scarlett, Jason Fidler and drummer Jake Faucher, will perform their own material, along with classic rock covers. Funk-rock sets are expected from Native Method, with Carlisleans Stephanie Ivanov on bass and Ben Phillippo on sax and keyboards, and from Thrive, featuring Carlisle residents Dan Chapman and Eric Ventura.
Last year's champions Disorderly Heroes return to defend their title while Fuze, another of CCHS's most popular groups, looks to steal the first place spotlight. The Heroes include Mike Meldonian and Mike Chateauneuf, both from Carlisle. Fuze's three-person lineup features Carlisleans Alex Lane and Bill Wurtz along with Concord's Sean Carroll-Cronin.
Three more returning bands, Split Level, Ben's Included and FTM, round out the slate of competitors. Ivanov, along with fellow Carlisle residents Zeke Shore and Nick Probolus, play with Split Level. Carlisle's Jennie Siegel joins Ben's Included as vocalist.
Tickets will be on sale at the door Saturday night. The $10 admission includes refreshments, opening act Absurd Adolescents, closing performers Andrew and John, along with the chance to vote for your favorite band of the night. The opening act performs at 7:15 p.m. with the first competing band taking the stage at 7:30. The CCHS Battle of the Bands is sponsored and organized by CCHS's radio station WIQH, 88.3 FM.
Blues and rock concert to save the horses
Shake off the winter chill and treat yourself to an acoustic blues and rock concert on Saturday night, February 8, at the historic Stow Town Hall. Harry Chalmiers and His Only Friends (Steve Peisch and Paul Carr) will perform in concert to benefit the horses and ponies at the Eye of the Storm Equine Rescue Center in Stow. The trio will perform on Saturday night at 7:30, February 8, at the Stow Town Hall, located at the intersection of Routes 117 and 62. Doors open at 7:00 for the 7:30 show. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors.
Harry Chalmiers, a Harvard resident, is the Vice President for Academics at the Berklee College of Music, where he also teaches composition and guitar performance. Steve Peisch, also of Harvard, is a fiddler, singer, songwriter, and bassist who directs arts programming at Lawrence Academy. Paul Carr is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and recording engineer.
Eye of the Storm Equine Rescue, Inc. of Stow is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of abused, neglected, and abandoned horses and ponies. Our rescued animals depend on fundraising events, as well as private donations and grants, for their care and rehabilitation, including costly medical and nutritional needs. To learn more about Eye of the Storm and to meet the residents, please visit our web site at www.equine-rescue.com.
Chorus holds open house
Jazz up your spring with the Acton Community Chorus. In preparation for their spring jazz-themed pops concert, the chorus will rehearse every Monday night preparing music covering the history of jazz. There will be two open rehearsals on Monday, January 27 and Monday, February 3, at 7:15 p.m. at the Faith Evangelical Free Church, located at 54 Hosmer Street and Route 2. All area singers are welcome and no auditions are required. Bring a friend. For further information, visit www.ActonCommunityChorus.org or call Tim at 1-978-263-8427.
CCMS in concert
On Sunday, February 9, the Concord Chamber Music Society will feature Boton Symphony Orchestra clarinetist Thomas Martin in concert at 3 p.m. at the Concord Academy Performing Arts Center. Cellist Michael Reynolds and pianist Robert Merfeld join Martin in a program of works by John Knowles Paine, Debussy and Brahms. A pre-concert lecture begins at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25, $20 and $15. For more information, call 1-978-371-9667 or visit www.concordchambermusic.org.
Concord Orchestra's Young Artist Concert
The Concord Orchestra presents cellist Sebastian Baverstam, 2002-2003 Concord Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition winner Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1 at 8 p.m. Baverstam, a resident of Newton, will perform the Schumann Cello Concerto Op. 129, conducted by Richard Pittman. The Jean Sibelius Symphony #5 and Rainbow by Thea Musgrave will also be included in the concert. Both performances take place at 51 Walden Street in Concord center. Tickets for this concert are $18 adults, $15 seniors/students and are available by calling 1-978-369-4967.
Acton Community Chorus in concert
The Acton Community Chorus will present its winter concert, "Winter Lights," on Saturday, January 25 at 8 p.m. at the Acton Congregational Church, 12 Concord Road, Acton Center. This year's concert features Franz Schubert's Mass in G Major, Antonin Dvorak's In Nature's Realm, and works by Paul Hindemith and John Rutter. As in years past, a silent auction will be held at the concert featuring items that showcase chorus members' other talents. Guests are also invited to join the chorus for refreshments after the concert.
Tickets for the concert are $12 and are available at Roche Bros., Donelan's, or from any chorus member. Depending on advance sales, tickets may also be available at the door. For further information, visit www.ActonCommunityChorus.org or call Tim at 1-978-263-8427.
CCHS to present Ragtime
Concord Carlisle High School presents an extravagant production of the musical Ragtime. The cast is comprised of award winning, talented students and faculty from the high school. Ragtime tells a complex story about race, stereotypes, love and passion.
The production is a demanding one with over 80 cast members singing and dancing to music of the early 1900s in the United States. There is also a 35-piece band providing the toe-tapping music. The show will be presented at CCHS on Friday, February 28, Saturday, March 1, Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee on Sunday March 9 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale in Concord at The Cheese Shop, The Toy Shop, Video Revolution, West Concord Five and Dime and in Carlisle at Daisy's or call 1-978-318-1417 ex 151. Tickets are $12.
Minuteman Regional High School plans open house
Minuteman Regional High School in Lexington will host an Open House for eighth and ninth grade students and their parents on Wednesday, January 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. Interested families are encouraged to attend the Open House and see firsthand how Minuteman Regional High School is an exciting and challenging place to learn. For additional information, call the school's admissions office at 1-781-861-6500 x245 or by visiting the school website at www.minuteman.org <http://www.minuteman.org
Geisinger Scholarship offered
Kerem Shalom is accepting applications for the 2003-2004 Ann Geisinger Scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who plans to attend an institution of higher education within two years of graduation from high school, who is Jewish and who has an affiliation with Kerem Shalom, either individually or through his or her family. The second scholarship will be awarded to a Concord-Carlisle High School senior regardless of race, religion, residency or affiliation with Kerem Shalom.
Requests for applications may be made either by calling 1-978-369-1223 or by writing to Kerem Shalom, P. 0. Box 1339, Concord MA 01742. The application may also be downloaded at www.keremshalom.org. The deadline for applications is March 3.
Join an owl prowl
Drumlin Farm on Route 117 in Lincoln will host an "Owl prowl" on Friday, February 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Follow moonlit paths and listen for hoots through the frosty air. Enjoy a twilight owl-inspired hayride and visit with live owls to learn how they live, and then warm up with hot chocolate and treats. Tickets cost $9 for members and $12 for non-members. Cildren under three can join in for free. Pre-registration is required. Event runs rain or shine.
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