Monthly Archives: March 2011

“Andrew’s Crew” Fundaiser at Jalapinos This Wednesday March 9, 2011

Hi Joey,
My 2-year old son, Andrew Johnson, is a happy, outgoing, gutsy boy who has End Stage Renal Disease. He will receive one of my kidneys on March 29th at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children. We are walking in the National Kidney Foundation Walk this May at the Franklin Park Zoo. Our walk team, “Andrew’s Crew”, is holding a fundraiser this Wednesday at Jalapeno’s. 10% of the profits will go to the Andrew’s Crew team.
The “Andrew’s Crew” National Kidney Foundation page gives a nice history of Andrew:
Also, the Boston Herald has been following him. They will have another article around transplant time. Here are a couple of the articles from last year:
I would really appreciate it if you could publicize the Jalapeno’s fundraiser if you have the space.
Thank You!
Tara Johnson
(One proud momma)

GMG Questions and Answers- Willie Loco Alexander

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Willie is a local music legend who played with the Velvet Underground and has been a huge part of the Gloucester cultural scene. Check out Willie on Wikipedia here

How long have you lived in Gloucester? from 1950 to 1955 when i was a wee lad / moved back w/ my wife Annie in 1997 / here to stay  >>>

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
 i feel blessed to be here at all / but ya can’t beat summertime  >>>>>>>>

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?
i like disappearing on the Sargent House steps & watching main street parade by
What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester? Sebastions
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What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?
 Virgilios

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?
  Duckworths

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester? Rhumbline

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?
 2 sisters

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester? Greasy Pole
In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat? Beach after 5
Who is your favorite local artist? Joe Poirier

Which is your favorite local beach? good harbor
Who has the best chowder in town? causeway

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog? reading fb

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder? Fish

What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood?i love the west end

What is your favorite local band?the boyfriends


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Pleasant St Fire Photos From John LeJeune

Rockport Music Announces 2011 Summer Season!

ROCKPORT MUSIC ANNOUNCES SUMMER CONCERTS AND EVENTS FOR JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST 2011 IN THE SHALIN LIU PERFORMANCE CENTER

Concerts marks the organization’s second year in the Shalin Liu Performance Center.

The Rockport Chamber Music Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary season with 22 programs that include leading pianists, string quartets, string trios, choral and early-music ensembles, and a saxophone quartet.

Opening Night on June 9 features a world premiere written and performed by Rockport Chamber Music Festival co-founder David Alpher in memory of co-founder Lila Deis.

Additional Festival events include two free family concerts, five Friday evening Prelude Suppers, two lectures, a film screening, and a master class with David Deveau.

Post-Festival jazz, world, and music pop concerts offer 9 artists for a total of 13 concerts.

Rockport Music announces its plans for the 30th season of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival (June 9 through July 17) and a series of jazz, world and pop music oncerts (July 22 – August 28). All events take place in the Shalin Liu Performance Center (37 Main Street, Rockport, MA), which opened to critical acclaim on June 10, 2010. In response to all 20 Festival concerts selling out in 2010, two additional Festival programs have been added in 2011.

Non-classical concerts, which also sold out in 2010, have been increased from six to thirteen.

“I take great pleasure in creating programs – performed by great musicians both new and familiar to our audiences – that challenge, inspire and fulfill,” says Rockport Music Artistic Director David Deveau. “Our new home, the Shalin Liu Performance Center, affords such a wonderful cornucopia of acoustics and aesthetics that the planning of a Festival season is a pure joy for me. For our 30th anniversary season in 2011, I have attempted to create a broad range of genres, from the traditional
(string quartets, piano trios, solo piano recitals) to the novel (clarinets times 4, a cappella vocal quintet, piano duet for one and two pianos, saxophone quartet) so that you may enjoy our splendid new hall in all its glory.”

“Since the Shalin Liu Performance Center opened last summer, Rockport Music has expanded its programming to include outstanding performers from new musical genres, including jazz, pop and world music,” states Rockport Music Executive Director Tony Beadle, who oversees all non-classical programming. “I’m thrilled with this summer’s line-up. We’ve engaged four of today’s leading jazz artists, performers of Celtic and Sephardic music, the folk-blues icon Tom Rush, and Rockport’s own Grammy Award-winner Paula Cole.“

Subscriptions go on sale March 28, and single tickets on April 18. Subscription series vary; prices begin at $97 for four concerts. Single ticket prices range from $27 to $75. To develop future
audiences, free tickets are available to youth 18 and under to most concerts (limited availability).

Students 19 to 26 may purchase $12 tickets to all concerts. (HD Broadcasts and benefit concerts not included).

LOCATION: SHALIN LIU PERFORMANCE CENTER
37 Main Street, Rockport, Massachusetts

HOW TO ORDER TICKETS
ONLINE: http://www.rockportmusic.org
IN PERSON: Rockport Music Box Office, 35 Main Street, Rockport, MA (M-F, 10-4)
PHONE:
978-546-7391 (M-F, 10-4)

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 9 – July 17, 2011

** WEEK #1 **

Thursday, June 9, 7:30PM
OPENING NIGHT
IKARUS CHAMBER PLAYERS
DAVID ALPHER, composer and pianist (co-founder of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival)
ANNE AKIKO MEYERS, violin
ANDRÉS DÍAZ, cello
DAVID DEVEAU, piano

BEETHOVEN: String Trio in G Major, Op. 9 No. 2
DAVID ALPHER: Song Without Words for piano, violin, viola and cello, in Memory of Lila Deis. Commissioned by Rockport Music to honor the memory of co-founder Lila Deis.
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
Post-concert reception in third-floor reception hall.

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Friday, June 10, 8PM
ANNE AKIKO MEYERS, violin
ANDRÉS DÍAZ, cello
WENDY CHEN, piano
DAVID DEVEAU, piano

MOZART: Piano Sonata in C Major for Piano Duet, K. 521
XI WANG: Rhapsody for solo cello (2006)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

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Saturday, June 11, 8PM
STEFAN JACKIW, violin and GILLES VONSATTEL, piano

STRAVINSKY: Suite Italienne
BRAHMS: Sonata in G Major, Op. 78
DALLAPICCOLA: Sonatina Canonica for solo piano
R. STRAUSS: Sonata in E-flat Major

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Sunday, June 12, 5PM
A FAR CRY
The Self-Conducted String Orchestra

BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048
BARTÓK: Divertimento for String Orchestra
BARBER: Adagio for Strings
MENDELSSOHN: String Symphony No.7

** WEEK #2 **

FESTIVAL WEEK WITH THE JUPITER STRING QUARTET IN RESIDENCE

Thursday, June 16, 8PM
JUPITER STRING QUARTET

BEETHOVEN: Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
GYÖRGY KURTÁG: 12 Microludes for string quartet
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 (with the original Grosse Fuge finale)
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Friday, June 17, 8PM
MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN, piano

HAYDN: Piano Sonata in E minor, Hob XVI:34
STOCKHAUSEN: Klavierstück IX (1955-1961)
RAVEL: Gaspard de la nuit
LISZT: Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude
Rémìniscences de Norma
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Saturday, June 18, 8PM
JUPITER STRING QUARTET with
MARK NUCCIO, clarinet
DAVID DEVEAU, piano

BEETHOVEN: Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3
BARTÓK: Quartet No. 3
BRAHMS: Trio in A minor, Op. 114 for clarinet, cello and piano

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Sunday, June 19, 5PM
CLAREMONT TRIO
MARK NUCCIO, clarinet

FRANK MARTIN: Trio on Irish Folk Tunes
FANNY MENDELSSOHN/HENSEL: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 11
MESSIAEN: Quartet for the End of Time

** WEEK #3 **

Thursday, June 23, 8PM
ANDERSON & ROE, Piano Duo

BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56
GESUALDO: Io tacerò, ma nel silenzio mio
MOZART: Two Arias from Cosi fan Tutte and The Magic Flute (arr. Anderson & Roe)
BIZET: Carmen Fantasy (arr. Anderson & Roe)
Additional works by Schumann, Villa-Lobos, Radiohead, and Thomas Arne

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Friday, June 24, 8PM
DAEDALUS STRING QUARTET
ANDREW RANGELL, piano

MOZART: String Quartet in F Major, K.590
RICHARD WERNICK: String Quartet No. 8
JANÁČEK: In the Mists for solo piano
DOHNÁNYI: Piano Quintet No. 2 in E-flat minor
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Saturday, June 25, 8PM
DAVID LEISNER, guitar
ARNAUD SUSSMAN, violin
YINZI KONG, viola
JULIE ALBERS, cello
WILLIAM RANSOM, piano

MARTINŮ: Madrigals for violin and viola
LEISNER: Trittico for violin, cello and guitar
PAGANINI: Quartet No. 15 in A minor for guitar and strings
HAUG: Fantasia for guitar and piano
SCHUMANN: Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 47
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Sunday, June 26, 5PM
DAVID FINCKEL, cello and WU HAN, piano

BEETHOVEN: Variations on a Theme from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in A, Op. 69
BRAHMS: Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
BRAHMS: Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99

** WEEK #4 **

Thursday, July 7, 8PM
THE MUSIC OF EVAN ZIPORYN- Featuring friends from Bang on a Can and more

EVAN ZIPORYN, ERAN EGOZY, ALICIA LEE, and RANE MOORE, clarinets;
VICKY CHOW, piano; TODD REYNOLDS, violin; ASHLEY BATHGATE, cello
Tsmindao Ghmerto for bass clarinet
Hive for clarinet quartet
In Bounds for solo piano
Typical Music for piano trio
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RUSSIAN MUSIC MINI-FEST! – JULY 8 AND 9

Friday, July 8, 8PM
ST. PETERSBURG STRING QUARTET

SULKHAN TSINTADZE: Five Miniatures on Jewish Folk Songs
SHOSTAKOVICH: Quartet No. 7
PROKOFIEV: Quartet No. 2
ARENSKY: Quartet in A minor (arr. Boris Vayner)
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Saturday, July 9, 8PM
ST. PETERSBURG STRING QUARTET
VASSILY PRIMAKOV, piano

BACH: Chaconne from the Partita in D minor (Arr. Boris Vayner)
TANEYEV: Prelude & Fugue in G-sharp minor, Op.29
TCHAIKOVSKY: December from The Seasons Op.37
TANEYEV: Piano Quartet in E Major, Op. 20
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Sunday, July 10, 5PM
RED PRIEST
A period-instrument ensemble from the United Kingdom specializing in Baroque music for recorder, violin,
cello, and harpsichord

Venetian Carnival
VIVALDI: La Notte and The Four Seasons
Music by Tartini, Albinoni, others
The concert is made possible in part through the generosity of The Ira Fieldsteel Early Music Fund.
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Monday, July 11, 7:30PM
RED PRIEST

Bach and the Pirates
BACH: Toccata and Fugue in D minor and other famous works, alongside ‘pirated’ music by
TELEMANN, HANDEL, LECLAIR and others.
The concert is made possible in part through the generosity of The Ira Fieldsteel Early Music Fund.

** WEEK #5 **

Thursday, July 14, 8PM
BORROMEO STRING QUARTET

MOZART: String Quartet in A Major, K. 464
DANIEL BREWBAKER: String Quartet
DEBUSSY: String Quartet in G minor
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Friday, July 15, 8PM
CALMUS ENSEMBLE LEIPZIG
A cappella vocal quintet from Germany; Grand prize winners of the 2009 Concert Artist Guild Award

The Bright Side of Life
Featuring music by Reger, Schütz, Brahms, Bobby McFerrin, Sting and others
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Saturday, July 16, 8PM
NEW CENTURY SAXOPHONE QUARTET

Weekend Traveler: Around the World with NCSQ
Arrangements of folk music from the United States, Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America, including works
by Copland, Shostakovich, Piazzolla, and Grainger

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FESTIVAL FINALES: LISZT EXTRAVAGANZA!
Celebrating the 200th Birthday of Franz Liszt

Sunday, July 17, 2PM
Young Artists Piano Virtuoso Showcase
Including winners – ages 15-21 – of the Young Concert Artists International Competition

JEE HAE AHN (Liszt’s Venezia e Napoli)
ZENAN YU (Liszt’s Sposalizio and Mozart/Liszt’s Don Juan Fantasy);
CHARLIE ALBRIGHT (Schumann/Liszt’s Widmung, Liszt’s La Campanella; J. Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz);
GEORGE LI (Liszt’s Two Concert Etudes, Consolation No. 3 and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2)
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Sunday, July 17, 7:30PM
Grand Finale Concert of 30th Anniversary Season
RUSSELL SHERMAN, piano

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Arabeske, Op. 18 Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17
ROBERT SCHUMANN: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17
LISZT: Sonetto del Petrarca No. 104
LISZT: Sonata in B minor

FESTIVAL COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION EVENTS

FREE FAMILY CONCERTS
Tickets required. Available starting May 1 online or by phone. Limit four per order.

Saturday, June 18, 10AM
JUPITER STRING QUARTET : “Musical Conversations”

As part of a week-long residency, members of the Jupiter String Quartet offer a behind-the-scenes look at how
they interact, communicate, and express a range of emotions when playing together. The members will
demonstrate different types of musical conversations from “passing” the melody from instrument to instrument
and performing a fugue “like a game of musical hot potato.”

Saturday, July 16, 10AM
TENTUMBAO

Experience the sounds, instruments and rhythms of Latin America from the beat of the samba, played on a
Brazilian tambourine, to the cha-cha-cha, played on a Cuban Guiro. Sponsor: GDF SUEZ

PRELUDE SUPPER LECTURE SERIES
$30 per person includes gourmet box dinner, lecture, and Q&A in the third-floor Reception Hall.

Wine, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase.

Friday, June 10, 6–7:30PM
STEPHEN CLAPP
Violinist, current faculty member, and Dean Emeritus of The Juilliard School
Mr. Clapp discusses music by Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Xi Wang.

Friday, June 17, 6–7:30PM
ELIZABETH SEITZ
Author, musicologist, and Boston Conservatory faculty member
Dr. Seitz speaks about Beethoven’s string quartets and György Kurtág’s inventive 12 Microludes.

Friday, June 24, 6–7:30PM
WILLIAM RANSOM
Recitalist, chamber musician, Artistic Director of the Highland Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, and Chair of Emory University piano department

Dr. Ransom provides enlightening commentary about the life and music of Robert Schumann.

Friday, July 8, 6–7:30PM
VASSILY PRIMKOV
A native of Moscow and winner of the Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition and the Young
Concert Artists Auditions Mr. Primakov shares his love and vast knowledge of the Russian repertoire from works by Tchaikovksy and Shostakovich to Arensky and Taneyev.

Friday, July 15, 6–7:30PM
THOMAS SCHNAUBER
Composer, Performing Arts faculty at Emmanuel College, and member of the Boston-based composers’ collective Composers in Red Sneakers Dr. Schnauber discusses music being performed by the acclaimed Calmus Ensemble Leipzig

FESTIVAL LECTURES
Free and open to the public, these lectures take place in the Shalin Liu Performance Center

Friday, June 17, 11AM
A CLARINETIST’S PATH TO THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
Mark Nuccio, Acting Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic
What does it take to become a member of a major symphony orchestra? One of America’s foremost clarinetists, Mark Nuccio shares his experiences and personal stories from early days as a beginner in elementary school to that triumphant audition which he won a coveted position the New York Philharmonic.

Sunday, July 17, 12:30PM
LISZT AND HIS WORLD
Allan Keiler, Brandeis University Professor and Liszt-Scholar

In celebration of Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday, Dr. Keiler provides insights into Liszt’s fascinating life as a performer, composer, teacher, and musical benefactor.

MASTER CLASS
Adults $10, youth under 18 and college students with identification free

Friday, July 15, 2PM
DAVID DEVEAU, PIANIST AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ROCKPORT MUSIC

Watch a master pianist and teacher coach young artists in advanced repertoire. Pianist and educator David Deveau has presented master classes in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and in China. Deveau combines vast knowledge of the piano literature with the seasoned experience of a concert veteran to help young pianists realize their full potential.

FILM SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION

Wednesday, July 6, 7PM
EL SISTEMA: MUSIC TO CHANGE LIFE
Panel Moderator: Mark Churchill, Dean Emeritus of New England Conservatory’s Preparatory and Continuing Education program, and Director, El Sistema USA

Venezuela’s unique system of music education takes children from violent slums and turns some of them into world-class musicians. A film by Paul Smaczny and Maria Stodtmeier, El Sistema: Music to Change Life shows how Venezuelan visionary José Antonio Abreu has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of children over the past three decades.

ADDITIONAL EVENT — BENEFIT CONCERT
Saturday, June 4, 5PM-10PM

LISTEN TO THE FUTURE!
Concert to benefit Rockport Music’s Education and Outreach Program.

Live taping of NPR’s “From the Top” with pianist and host Christopher O’Riley and remarkable young guest artists. Hits from the Great American Songbook performed by musicians from Boston Conservatory

JAZZ, POP, AND WORLD MUSIC CONCERTS

Friday, July 22, 8PM
CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE & INSIDE STRAIGHT

CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, Bass; STEVE WILSON, Alto/Soprano Saxophone; WARREN WOLF, Vibraphone; PETER MARTIN And ERIC REED, Piano; CARL ALLEN, Drums
One of the leading bassists of our day, Christian McBride has collaborated with such jazz greats as Freddie Hubbard, Ray Brown, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock. A consummate entertainer and storyteller known for his warmth and humor, McBride and his quintet perform music from their new CD, “Kind of Brown,” a collection of swing and blues tunes.
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Saturday, July 23, 8PM
GEORGE WEIN AND THE NEWPORT ALL-STARS

Featuring GEORGE WEIN, piano; ANAT COHEN, clarinet and saxophone; HOWARD ALDEN, guitar; JAY
LEONHART, bass Founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, pianist and singer George Wein remains a towering figure on the American jazz scene. Beloved for his interpretations of both Dixieland and “straight-ahead” jazz, Wein has assembled an all-star band to mark his Rockport Music debut.
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Sunday, July 24, 5PM
FREDDY COLE QUARTET

Featuring FREDDY COLE, piano; CURTIS BOYD, drums; RANDY NAPOLEON, guitar; ELIAS BAILEY, bass
The New York Times declared that “Freddy [Cole] has an impeccable sense of swing…he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.” The brother of Nat King Cole and the uncle of Natalie Cole, Freddy engages audiences with music that is personal, inspiring, and deeply moving.
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Friday, July 29, 8PM
JANE MONHEIT

Jazz and contemporary vocalist Jane Monheit has performed at many of the major concert halls, cabarets, and jazz venues around the globe. She has collaborated with such artists as Michael Bublé, Ramsay Lewis, John Pizzarelli, Mark O’Connor, and Terence Blanchard. Jane has received two Grammy Award nominations for recordings made on the Concord label.
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Friday, August 5, 8pm
Saturday, August 6, 8pm
Sunday, August 7, 5pm
PAULA COLE

Grammy Award-winning singer and Rockport native Paula Cole took the Boston-area by storm last summer with two sold-out performances at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Cole returns for three performances singing such hit songs as “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want to Wait.”

Friday, August 12, 8PM
GUY MENDILOW BAND
Colorful tales of sailors seduced by sirens at sea, murder, fantastic dreams, and the treachery of kings and
queens abound in a program created by the Guy Mendilow Band. Discover ancient music of the Sephardic people, infused with the sounds and cultures from the places Mendilow and his band call home, from Israel and Brazil to Japan and the United States.
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Sunday, August 21, 2PM & 5PM
A CELTIC CELEBRATION WITH HANNEKE CASSEL AND FRIENDS

Celtic violinist and Rockport Music favorite, Hanneke Cassel returns with violinists Sarah Naylor, Andrea Beaton, and Kimberly Fraser, cellist Natalie Haas and guitarist Keith Murphy for Celtic-tune-filled concerts that include contemporary and traditional music from Scotland, Cape Breton, and more.
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Friday, August 26, 8PM
Saturday, August 27, 8PM
TOM RUSH

Tom Rush is known to audiences around the world for his distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice. His music and his songs evoke everything from rib-aching laughter, to passion or sweet melancholy. With a voice and manner that “gives listeners the impression they’re old friends listening in on a musical conversation,” (Montreal Gazette), Rush is an engaging performer both of his own work and that of
other song-writers.
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Sunday, August 28, 5PM
GRACE KELLY and PHIL WOODS

18-year-old Boston native Grace Kelly is the youngest musician to be named the “Alto Saxophonist Rising
Star” by Downbeat Magazine. With a busy touring and recording schedule, Grace makes a return engagement
to the Shalin Liu Performance Center with the legendary Phil Woods, the three-time Grammy Award winner,
whose six-decade-long career helped define the art of jazz saxophone performance in America.

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
AND ROCKPORT MUSIC
The Rockport Chamber Music Festival was founded in 1981 by soprano Lila Deis and pianist/composer David Alpher (artistic directors from 1981-1994) and local businessman Paul Sylva. Pianist and educator David Deveau was appointed Artistic Director in 1995. Located in the scenic seaport village of Rockport, Massachusetts, the Festival is recognized nationally for programs featuring the world’s foremost ensembles and soloists, and commissions from leading composers of our day. While maintaining the summer festival as its signature presentation, the organization adopted the name of Rockport Music in 2008, ushering in a new era that now includes year-round presentations of classical, jazz, pop and world music – as well as opera and theater high-definition broadcasts and film series. Educational enrichment programs reach over 7,500 youth and adults annually and include school outreach programs, family concerts, lectures, open rehearsals, and master classes.

THE SHALIN LIU PERFORMANCE CENTER –
A CENTER FOR CULTURAL EVENTS YEAR ROUND

The 330-seat Shalin Liu Performance Center was designed by acoustician R. Lawrence Kirkegaard (Kirkegaard Associates) and lead architects Deborah Epstein and Alan Joslin (Epstein/Joslin Architects). Specially created for the performance of chamber music, this intimate venue offers audience members superb acoustics, clear sightlines and a close connection to the performers on stage. A floor-to- ceiling glass window serves as the backdrop to the stage, providing magnificent views of the ocean and coastline. The Reception Hall on the third floor with its panoramic views of the town and coastline serves as the location for pre-concert suppers, intermission and post-concert receptions, and special education events.

Rockport Music Artists, Summer 2011

*Indicates Rockport Chamber Music Festival or Rockport Music debut

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Ensembles
Borromeo String Quartet
Claremont Trio
Daedalus String Quartet
A Far Cry*
Ikarus Chamber Players*
Jupiter String Quartet
New Century Saxophone Quartet
Red Priest* (Period instruments)
St. Petersburg String Quartet

Pianists
JeeHae Ahn*
Charlie Albright*
David Alpher, pianist & composer
Anderson & Roe, piano duo*
Wendy Chen*
Vicky Chow
David Deveau
Marc-André Hamelin
George Li*
Vassily Primakov*
Andrew Rangell
William Ransom
Russell Sherman
Gilles Vonsattel
Wu Han
Zenan Yu*

Instrumentalists
Stefan Jackiw, violin
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin*
Todd Reynolds, violin
Arnaud Sussmann, violin*
Yinzi Kong, viola
Julie Albers, cello*
Ashley Bathgate, cello
Andrés Díaz, cello
Mark Nuccio, clarinet*
Evan Ziporyn, clarinetist & composer
Rane Moore, clarinet
Eran Egozy, clarinet
David Leisner, guitar
David Finckel, cello

Vocal
Calmus Ensemble Leipzig*

NON-CLASSICAL ARTISTS

Bands
George Wein*
Christian McBride and Inside Straight*
Freddy Cole Quartet*
Guy Mendilow Band*

Singers
Paula Cole
Tom Rush
Jane Monheit*

Instrumentalists
Hanneke Cassel and Friends
Grace Kelly
Phil Woods

Pleasant St Fire Pics From Donna

Carla Dellaporta Talks Bangs

Hi Joey,

You saw me at Passports Saturday morning with Donna and took note of my newly cropped bangs. Yes, wearing bangs is kickin’ it retro…but one needs to be careful about how the bangs are trimmed. It can go from cute retro cut to horrible 1980’s ‘do with a wrong snip too much in the wrong direction. (There are many days I’m not sure which category I belong in!)I’m no expert but, since that’s never stopped me from voicing my opinion before, I would venture a few tips: go with thicker bangs and go with bangs that are angled around the brow. Be sure to stay away from hairsprayed bangs and stay away from curly hair with straight bangs. I’ve attached a sample of "Good" bangs vs. "Bad" bangs to shed some light and see what your other GMG readers think.

Peace out! (retro)

Backyard Growers Now Accepting Applications

Cape Ann Farmers’
Market Launches New Backyard Growers Program
Applications now being
accepted to help residents grow their own vegetable gardens

Feb. 11, 2011 — The Cape Ann Farmers’
Market is now accepting applications for its 2011 Backyard Growers Program,
which helps Gloucester residents grow fresh vegetables and save money on their
grocery bills by growing gardens in their own backyards. The number of spots in
the program is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
The
BYG program provides raised beds, compost, garden installation, seedlings,
seeds, and garden training and mentoring to Gloucester residents who want to
create backyard vegetable gardens. The backyard gardens are intended to meet
some of the families’ food needs, improve environmental conditions in downtown
neighborhoods, and build neighborhood unity within diverse populations. The
program also offers growers the opportunity to sell their surplus produce at
the farmers’ market’s Backyard Growers Table.
The 2010 BYG pilot program worked with seven
families in the Beacon Street neighborhood and at the Riverdale Youth Community
Garden in Riverdale Park. All of the participants were amazed at the incredible
yields that came out of their backyard gardens, and reported that they were
saving money at the grocery store and eating more fresh vegetables as a result
of the program. The Riverdale youth learned how to manage their community farm,
sold their produce at the Backyard Growers Table, and provided produce for The Open Door Mobile Market at Riverdale
Park.
The
BYG program partners with The Food Project, Inc. (www.thefoodproject.org) to
access resources and expertise and to fulfill mutual goals. In 2010 the Cape
Ann Farmers’ Market received funding from the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation and
the Sparkplug Foundation to support the BYG program, and received product
donations from Goose Cove Gardens and Brick Ends Farm.
This year the program will spread out from the
Beacon Street neighborhood into a wider geographic area to work with 25 new
families. The BYG program will also partner with The Open
Door Garden Project (www.foodpantry.org)
to create gardens and work with families at their Emerson
Avenue facility.
The program will continue to work with the 2010 participants and will deepen
its relationship with the Riverdale Park Youth Garden by increasing the
frequency and duration of the hands-on farm training. In addition, the BYG
program will pilot a new mentoring program, building a volunteer force of
gardening mentors who will meet regularly with backyard growers to provide
consistent follow-up garden support. If you are interested in becoming a garden
mentor please contact the Backyard Growers Coordinator for details.
To Participate
· If you live within the
following areas you are eligible to apply for the 2011 program: south of the
train tracks, west of Washington St., north of Granite St./Blynman Ave., and
east of the high school/food pantry area. One of the goals of this program is
to create a neighborhood of growers who can support one another throughout the
growing season. Each year the program will expand to serve more Gloucester
neighborhoods.
· Preference is given to
low- to moderate-income residents, but anyone in the neighborhood is welcome to
apply.
· Applications are
accepted from people with all levels of garden experience – from beginners to
green thumbs.
· Applications are
accepted from people with no existing gardens and people who already have
garden beds, but who want to access the trainings, resources, and community
that are offered through the program.
· The application deadline
is Friday, March 11 for a limited number of spots.
To
learn more about the BYG program and to download a 2011 program application,
please go to www.capeannfarmersmarket.org/backyard-growers, or contact Lara
Lepionka, Backyard Growers Coordinator, at 978-283-1308 or
lara. The Cape Ann Farmers’ Market’s mission is to be a regular, healthy source of fresh
food for the people of Cape Ann at prices they can afford. The market also
supports a network of local food growers and producers and the local economy
that is fueled by their success. Check the website soon for upcoming details on
the 2011 farmers’ market or contact Nicole Bogin, Market Manager, at
978-290-2717 or capeannfarmersmarket.
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Lara Lepionka

Chickity Check It! Boatbuilding With Burnham

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Check out the "live" progess of the Ardelle at Burnham Boatbuiling or Charters at Schooner Ardelle

Boatbuilding with Burnham written by Laurie Fullerton

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Harold Burnham
Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Harold Burnham bears a family name that is virtually synonymous with Essex, the birthplace of approximately 4,000 schooners. He is the 28th Burnham to operate a shipyard in Essex since 1819, Growing up in a family of shipbuilders and a town where shipbuilding is a tradition handed down over the generations, Harold has learned the standards of the past and traditional techniques. Harold Burnham has carved out a place in history as a master boat designer, shipwright and sailmaker. Like his ancestors before him, Harold has a holistic approach to vessel design, construction and operation which makes him uniquely efficient. In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree in maritime transportation and fisheries from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, he draws upon extensive experience at sea, and of course, techniques learned in the famous shipyards of Essex. The author of this blog is Laurie Fullerton. Go to http://www.burnhamboatbuilding.com for a look at Harold’s website.