Friday, September 19, 2003
Distinguished New York map experts at the Concord Museum
On September 28 at 4 p.m., join two premier New York map and book dealers, Bob Augustyn from Martayan Lan and Paul Cohen from Richard B. Arkway, Inc., as they discuss the connoisseurship of maps, including market trends in collecting, determining value and recent great finds. "Collecting Maps: An Afternoon with the Experts" is for both the beginning and seasoned collectors.
Paul E. Cohen has been a dealer in antique maps and rare books with the New York firm of Richard B. Arkway, Inc. for over fifteen years. He has served as director of the New York Historical Society Library and worked at Columbia University Libraries. Robert T. Augustyn is one of the owners of the antique map and rare book firm of Martayan Lan, New York, and has worked in the field for over twenty-five years. Previously Augustyn taught English at Rutgers University, Queen's College and Northeastern University. They are co-authors of Manhattan in Maps, 1527·1995. Paul Cohen is also the author of Mapping the West: America's Westward Movement 1524·1890.
"The Afternoon with the Experts" costs $25 (includes museum admission); $20 for Concord Museum member; reservations are required; space is limited. Call 1-978-369-9763.
Get in the swim with C.C.Pools' "Fall Splash"
On Saturday, September 27, supporters of the Concord Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center will host the first "Fall Splash" at the Collings Foundation, 137 Barton Road in Stow, home to an extensive collection of pre-war American classic cars and historically significant race cars. The event is planned to raise money for the health center being built for residents and town employees of Concord and Carlisle. Guest speaker will be Olympic Diving Medalist Mary Ellen Clark. Everyone is invited to savor elegant food, swing to the Indian Hill Big Band, and splurge at the silent auction. The winner of a MINI Cooper S, donated by MINI of Peabody, will be drawn. Fall Splash tickets are $100. They are available at Daisy's, West Concord Liquors, Walden Liquors, Concord Recreation Department, and by contacting C. C. Pools at 1-978-371-4936 or email@example.com. MINI raffle tickets are still available. Only 999 MINI raffle tickets will be sold in total, priced at $100, at the above locations, as well as Anderson Photo in Concord.
Concord Orchestra begins new season
The Concord Orchestra announces its 51st season, which will begin on October 24 and conclude with its annual Pops concerts in mid-May, 2004.
Richard Pitman leads the orchestra in five concerts designed to appeal to a wide variety of musical tastes and all ages. Of particular note will be world-renowned pianist Russell Sherman's appearance as soloist in Brahms' Piano Concerto Number 1. Sherman has made numerous recordings, and the opportunity to hear him in live performance should not be missed.
In addition, famed violinist Bayla Keyes will perform the delightful and very accessible Violin Concerto in D by Stravinsky on the first concert. Keyes is a founding member of the Muir String Quartet, and is a member of Triple Helix and Boston Musica Viva.
Other highlights of the season will include Beethoven's Leonora Overture Number 2, Copland's Billy the Kid Suite, The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Dukas (a remarkable piece made even more well-known by its inclusion in Disney's Fantasia), and perhaps Dvorak's finest symphony, Number 7 in D minor.
Concert dates for the season's five programs are October 24 and 25; December 7; January 30 and 31; March 26 and 27; and May 14, 15, 21, and 22. Tickets for individual concerts are $18, $15 for seniors and students. However, subscribers save over 20%: subscriptions for all five concert programs are just $65 for adults, $55 for seniors and students. All concerts take place at 51 Walden Street, Concord. Concerts begin at 8 p.m., except for the December 7 family concerts (two performances at 2 and 4 p.m.) For tickets or information, call 1-978-369-4967.
Concord Chamber Music Society presents award-winning artists
The Concord Chamber Music Society (CCMS) opens its season on Sunday, September 28, with a performance by the dynamic Lyric Piano Quartet, joined by CCMS director and Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist Wendy Putnam. Steven Ledbetter, Boston Symphony Orchestra musicologist and program annotator from 1979 to 1998, will give a pre-concert lecture on the program. The lecture begins at 2 p.m., followed by the concert at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Concord Academy, 166 Main Street in Concord Center.
The Lyric Piano Quartet, founded by New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow, is one of North America's most critically-acclaimed chamber ensembles; comprised of violinist Glen Dicterow, violist Karen Dreyfus, cellist Frederic Zlotkin and pianist Gerald Robbins.
Tickets for the concert September 28 at the Concord Academy Performing Arts Center are $25 and $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors age 65 and over. A limited number of CCMS season subscriptions are also still available for $90 and $72. Information and tickets may be obtained by visiting www.concordchambermusic.org or by calling 1-978-371-9667.
Concert to benefit Alzheimer's Association
The second annual "An Evening with Elliot Steger and Trio" will take place Saturday, October 4, at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road (Route 2A), Lexington.
The evening, which is sponsored by the Liberty Alzheimer's Partnership, begins at 7 p.m. with a dessert reception, followed by the concert at 8 p.m.
The concert will benefit the Massachusetts Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Dr. Steger's sold-out performance last year raised approximately $14,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.
Dr. Steger is an internist at Acton Medical Associates. He has performed at several popular local venues. He has released three CD's of original compositions, with all the profits going to the Alzheimer's Association, the American Cancer Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The Liberty Alzheimer's Association, which is sponsoring the event, is comprised of community members and professionals who work in alliance with the Massachusetts Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. It is dedicated to providing education, outreach, advocacy and support for people with Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders and their families.
Nancy Seasholes to lecture at the Concord Museum on the story of landmaking in Boston
On Wednesday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. join historian Nancy S. Seasholes, author of Gaining Ground: A History of Landmaking in Boston, as she discusses her groundbreaking work on the when, why and how of Boston landmaking. Fully one-sixth of Boston is built in made land. Although other waterfront cities also have substantial areas that are built on fill, Boston probably has more than any other city in North America. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, landmaking in Boston was spurred by the rapid growth that resulted from the burgeoning China trade. The influx of Irish immigrants in the mid-nineteenth century prompted several large projects to create residential land·not for the Irish, but to keep the taxpaying Yankees from fleeing to the suburbs. Many landmaking projects were undertaken to cover tidal flats that had been polluted by raw sewage discharged directly onto them, removing the "pestilential exhalations" thought to cause illness. Land was also added for port developments, public parks, and transportation facilities, including the largest landmaking project of all, the airport.
The lecture is offered in association with the special exhibition "Degrees of Latitude: Maps of America from the Colonial Williamsburg Collection." A reception and visit to the map exhibition follow the lecture. Admission is $12.50/ $10 Concord Museum members; reservations are required 1-978-369-9763. The final lecture in the series will be held October 6 with Seymour I. Schwartz, author of The Mismapping of America, presenting several intriguing cartographic episodes that have shaped the history of the United States.
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