Early Bird Special: Music

February 7, 2020

Few things have the power to bind us together across time and culture like music. These ArtWeek 2020 events represent a universal language that is sure to get your toes tapping!

A big thank you to these event hosts who submitted their event applications by the Early Bird deadline.

Chestnut Street Revue - First Universalist Society in Franklin

Andover Choral Society 90th Anniversary Concert and Lecture at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium- Hear from composer Demetrius Spaneas at the premiere performance of his new work, “Becoming,” as well as other pieces by Merrimack Valley composers – Andover

Chestnut Street Revue at the First Universalist Society- Enjoy a musical concert while learning the words to “What A Wonderful World” in American Sign Language—then practice your newfound language skills and sign along with the musicians! – Franklin

“Dramatic Return” Concert and Reception at the Harvard-Epworth Church- Thrill to epic tales of reunification in an all-French program with Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s cantata “Le Passage sure la Mer Rouge” and Clerambault’s cantata “Leandre et Hero.” Enjoy a reception with the Musicians of the Old Post Road (and their period instruments) up close following the performance – Cambridge

 “Dramatic Return” Concert and Reception at the Worcester Historical Museum – This all-French program featuring Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s cantata “Le Passage sure la Mer Rouge” and Clerambault’s cantata “Leandre et Hero” is sure to thrill and excite the music lover within you. After the performance, stick around to meet the Musicians of the Old Post Road and get an up close look at their period instruments – Worcester

Emmanuel Music: Open Cantata Rehearsal BWV 194 at Emmanuel Music– An insider look at how Artistic Director Ryan Turner conducts a rehearsal for a Bach Cantata, followed by a talkback – Boston

Jazz Jam at Marion Art Center- Learn the inner workings of an improv jazz session, and even bring your own instrument to jam with the band – Marion

Late Night at Emmanuel: Weill and Britten Cabaret at Emmanuel Music- Come for a special meet & greet with the performers of this late-night program curated by tenor Charles Blandy and the Arneis Quartet – Boston

Latin Percussion at Marion Art Center- Sample scintillating salsa as Latin percussionists Danny Schwartz and Jesus Andujar invite all ages and experience levels to a hands-on dive into the wonderful world of congas, timbales, guiros, cabasas, djembes, claves, bongos and shakers – Marion 

Marion Music Hall Piano Dedication at the Marion Art Center- Help to dedicate the newly restored 1969 Steinway Model L Grand Piano with rebuilder Rich Fell as he shows you the instrument’s inner parts and how they work, along with an explanation of the restoration process – Marion

Musica Franklin Fun Fest at Sheffield Elementary School- Enjoy this fun, family-friendly event for the whole community, complete with performances, puppet shows, a make-your-own instrument workshop, family dance, and more! – Turners Falls

PorchFest Plymouth 2020 in the Plymouth Bay Cultural District- A walkable event featuring 25 acts, this unique music festival links musicians and vocalists of all genres and ages with host homeowners, businesses and cultural venues – Plymouth

Southcoast Jazz Orchestra at Marion Art Center/Gilda’s Stone Rooster- Get an inside look at how Big Band music is created and performed at the Marion Art Center—then head over to Gilda’s for a night of music, drinks, and dance! – Marion 

Piano Hall Dedication at the Marion Music Hall - Marion Art Center
PorchFest Plymouth - Plymouth Bay Cultural District

The Great Northeast Jug Band Festival at The Arlington Center for the Arts- Highlighting musical traditions from the 20s and 30s to today, this event features free workshops and activities for the public and a ticketed performance by five of the region’s best Jug Bands – Arlington

West Concord Acts Out at the Concord Conservatory of Music and the Kay DeFord Center for the Performing Arts- Enjoy a bluegrass band scramble by day and participate in a talent show by night at this event put on by the West Concord Junction Cultural District Committee – Concord

Windborne in Concert at Harwich Cultural Center- The four-member harmony vocal ensemble, Windborne, performs new and old music from US and International traditions. Become part of the fun as these accomplished musicians teach the audience a song!  – Harwich 

WOMR-FM Open House at the Schoolhouse Center for the Arts- WOMR is celebrating their 38th year on the air! Visit the upgraded studios for a tour or demonstration of the broadcasting equipment and the art of recording – Provincetown

Woods Hole Traditional Music Stroll at ArtsFalmouth, Inc- Hear a variety of music ensembles perform as you stroll along, complete with artist demonstrations and even a class on taping live performances by Falmouth Community Television! – Falmouth 

Be sure to check back for more information on these events and more when our calendar goes live on April 1st!

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