Monthly Archives: June 2013

GloucesterCast 6/6/13 With Guest Ron Gilson and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

GloucesterCast 6/6/13 With Guest Ron Gilson and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

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Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include:

International Dory Races, Gloucester Harbor Launch,Boating Season, Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle, Vacationing In Gloucester Totally Based On Public Transportation, The Accommodations At Rocky Neck, The Gloucester House, Cruiseport, The Patio

Foo Foo is here! Daisy Nell’s new children’s book, Captain Stan’s Foo Foo Band, is now available and ready for children of all ages

Cover design Foo Foo

Foo Foo is here! Daisy Nell’s new children’s book, Captain Stan’s Foo Foo Band, is now available and ready for children of all ages. Inside of each book there is a music CD of the Foo Foo song, plus a link to a video of a square dance written by Nell for the Foo Foo crew. The story is, like all of Daisy Nell’s stories, is partly based on genuine local lore coupled with an imaginary scenario. In this, her third book, Captain Stan is looking forward to a musical evening with his mates onboard his schooner when several mishaps cause him to nearly miss his own party. Based on the Gloucester Harbor of today, the term “foo foo” is from the old days of wooden whaling ships when crew from ports around the world worked together, and often played music when it was time to have a little fun. The French word “fou”, meaning foolish, was soon adapted to become “foo foo”, to indicate a band of musicians who would pull together instruments that were fashioned out of whatever was on hand on the ship, plus some real fiddles, banjos or mandolins. In the story Captain Stan likes to use the old term foo foo band, but more than that, he liked to just get together with his crew and play foo foo, belting out the old tunes and dances.

With charming illustrations by George Ulrich of Marblehead, MA, the foo foo band comes to life.  Daisy Nell, herself a musician and maritime folklorist, has crafted the characters in this book from the real members of her band Crabgrass. Those who know Captain Stan and Daisy Nell and their real-life band mates will delight in the way Ulrich has captured their antics. Geoff Kaufman, Director of the Mystic Sea Music Festival, Mystic, CT, says, “What a delightful story Daisy Nell hath wrought! Such fun, and so much to learn along the way.”  From Gordon Bok, folk artist and author from Camden, ME: “Daisy Nell is encouraging a worthy tradition.” Daisy describes this new book as a celebration of a life surrounded by wonderful musicians here on Cape Ann, and hopes it will inspire children of all ages to find the joy in music.

There will be a reading of Captain Stan’s Foo Foo Band at the Book Store of Gloucester, 61 Main St, on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7 PM. Books are for sale at The Book Store and Maritime Gloucester, and at Toad Hall in Rockport, Sea Meadow gifts in Essex, and Russell Orchards, Ipswich.

Pop on Pop Today and Tomorrow Only

 

  JOIN US THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY!

67 Main Street, Gloucester, MA.

            Pop Gallery will have an entire weekend focused on DAD.

Join us for beer, snacks and access to all of our ‘Perfect for Pop’ collections:
T-shirts and Button ups by CAMP. Wallets by Dynomighty. Big mugs for big hands by Justin Rothshank. Flasks and soaps by Izola. Socks by Sock it to Me, in a variety of styles from cars to bikes to the dreaded Kraken! Handmade leather cuffs by Master craftsman Chris Crowley! Soap by the Beer Soap Company! 2 for just $12! Come check it out!!

Cape Ann Fishing Report From Captain Skip Montello 6/7/13

Fishing Report: 6-7-2013

The overall striper fishing was very good from last weekend through this week. Good numbers of stripers were available from Cape Ann to Plum Island and the Merrimack. The Cape Ann backwaters were chock full of very small schoolies, 7 to 11 inches in length and I landed about 20 in an hour at Little River on Wednesday late afternoon. I’m assuming that these stripers are from the 2011 year class and made the swim up from the Chesapeake spawning areas. Eric L. also found them there on Tuesday and as well landed a nice fluke on a fly. The Annisquam also fished well at the north end during the early part of the week with good numbers of keeper sized fish in the mix.

Another bright spot is the oceanside surf fishing is also picking up as Steve P. landed a nice fatty using a new Ocean Saltwater Lures Sandeel Plug;

Brian O’C did OK at the Essex backwaters. He also pointed out that tons of baitfish are beginning to drop back creating a food glut so the stripers are well fed and not so aggressive but will eat with angler persistence.

Up at Plum Island, Capt Al did well with his client Paul D landing quite few nice keeper fish and numerous schoolies last Sunday.

The cold front that moved through on Monday put the brakes on a bit on what had been a consistent striper bite as John C. and I found on Tuesday. We only managed half dozen schoolies before the N/W wind made for lousy flats drifts and nasty fly casting. I got out again on Thursday to scout the river mouth and flats and found lot’s of stripers but many had lock jaw as I had countless follows and refusals. I suspect that the tons of bait in the river and river mouth are keeping the stripers well fed and less likely to crash an artificial bait. Even the guys drifting live macks at the river mouth were not getting too many takes either. But all in all, I did manage a dozen schoolies on flies and one nice striper that couldn’t resist an MD Sandeel in shallow water.

I expect the heavy rain this weekend will most certainly negatively impact the Cape Ann backwaters and quite possibly lead to stained water out on the flats. May be best to fish the oceanside beaches.

For more info about booking a charter and Skip’s Fishing Guide Services-

http://www.northcoastangler.com/

Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.

Sometimes an extensive repair of the net is necessary and it is hauled, bundled, and secured for a trip to a repair shop. Here, the crew of the Capt. Joe readies a net for transport.

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Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers at Madfish Grille Tonight

Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers’ unique brand of blues is rooted in vintage 1930’s Mississippi delta blues, featuring originals and classics that range from Memphis Minnie to early Bonnie Raitt, plus their take on other genres like soul, funk, and reggae. 2012’s Boston Music Award-winners for “Blues Artist of the Year,” this band evokes a southern juke joint where the whiskey and gin are flowing and everybody’s dancing.

9:00 pm  ERIN HARPE & THE DELTA SWINGERS
Boston Music Award-winning Delta Country Blues
Madfish Grille
77 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978-281-4554
FREE SHOW 21+

World Famous Deviled Egg Competition this Sunday at Mug Up

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This is not to be missed.  If you haven’t experienced a GMG Mug Up Food Competition at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, you have been missing something big. 

It is time for the World Famous GMG Biennial Deviled Egg Competition.  Those who would like to have their special deviled eggs included in the competition, be featured on the blog, and go down in deviled egg history,  just bring ‘em on Sunday, June 9th at 9:15 am at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 3.  All those masterful in the art of deviled egg making are welcome.  Beware, I did not enter my world famous deviled eggs in the last competition to give people a fair chance.  Not so this year – I’ll be there with my eggs and will show no mercy.  Gigi Mederos has already started posturing, as she wants to go home with the ribbon again this year.  We’ll just see about that Ms. Gigi.  Haven’t heard a word from Kathy Chapman yet, but she is a strong contender who has a couple of GMG food competition ribbons under her belt.

We’ve assembled a distinguished panel of experienced deviled egg competition judges, including: Joey C., Ed Collard, Paul Morrison, Adam Bolonsky and newcomer, Richard Rosenfeld.  If you missed our first GMG Deviled Egg Competition in 2011, or are not sure how the judging works, you can see the distinquished panel at work here https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/2011-good-morning-gloucester-deviled-egg-competition/

People who don’t like deviled eggs or are not entering into the competition, feel free to bring along something non-egg related to share for Mug Up.  Mug Up is alot of fun and everyone is invited and welcome.  Come meet GMG peeps and make some new friends.

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

Gorgeous Cecropia Moth

Christine Morey from Annabelle’s Pet Care sent this photo of a newly emerged Cecropia Moth. This is the second year in a row that she has found a Cecropia Moth cocoon on her hydrangea bush. The hydrangea is sited below her birch tree, which is one of the caterpillar’s food plant. The Cecropia Moth is the largest North American native moth, with a wing span of six inches! Gorgeous Christine–thank you so much for sharing!!!

Cecropia moth Christine Morey photoMale Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia)

What to look for in your garden ~

win07-043Cecropia Moth Cocoon ~ Image courtesy google image search

Music Line-Up for Friday & Saturday

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Friday, June 7, 2013

6:00 pm  JOE BLANCHARD

Till 9pm
1 Cathedral Avenue, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-6321

FREE SHOW
Linda Amero 7:00 pm LINDA AMERO

Menage a Trio w. Jack Senier & Thomas Hebb
118 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-7888

FREE SHOW
7:00 pm  PETER SERKIN

Rockport Chamber Music Festival Opening Gala
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-7391

7:30 pm  RUNA

12 School Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-309-9667

7:30 pm  BOB AND JEN STROM

12 School Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-309-9667

8:00 pm  THE DUBTONE HORNS

Bridge Deck – Reggae On The River
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 283-2122

FREE SHOW
8:30 pm  JOE THOMAS

dueling pianos w/ Ricky Lauria
2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622

FREE SHOW
9:00 pm  THE LISA LOVE EXPERIENCE

27-29 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-6342

FREE SHOW
9:00 pm  AT ALL COSTS

65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-6565

FREE SHOW
bailin and the bailouts poster 9:00 pm  DAVE BAILIN AND THE BAILOUTS

rock/blues/classic rock
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223

FREE SHOW
  9:30 pm  TWO BASS HIT

285 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

Phone: 978-921-2233

FREE SHOW
Ned and The Big Babies 9:30 pm Listen to Ned and The Big Babies NED AND THE BIG BABIES rock pop rock indie

40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Dan King 5:00 pm DAN KING

Bridge Deck ~ Acoustic Roots Happy Hour with special guest the Everly Sisters
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 283-2122

FREE SHOW
The Everly Sisters 5:00 pm THE EVERLY SISTERS

with Dan King
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 283-2122

FREE SHOW
6:00 pm  BOB ALLISON

Playing the Grand Piano during dinner with Great American Songbook classics
1 Cathedral Avenue, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-6321

FREE SHOW
6:30 pm Listen to Chelsea Berry CHELSEA BERRY

Benefit for Gloucester Stage Company
63 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-4433

7:00 pm  ALEXANDRA VALENTI

tickets $10 – Cancelled
4 Rosedale Ave., Manchester, MA 01944
FREE SHOW
KBMG 8:00 pm Listen to KBMG KBMG

Bridge Deck – KBMG Electric ~ Dance Party!
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 283-2122

FREE SHOW
8:00 pm  JUPITER STRING QUARTET

the Jupiter String Quartet is a dynamic and democratic union that has won first prizes
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-7391

The Runaround Sound 8:30 pm THE RUNAROUND SOUND

27-29 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-6342

FREE SHOW
8:30 pm  JOE THOMAS

2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622

FREE SHOW
9:00 pm  THE WILLOWS

11 Rogers St., Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 282-7399

FREE SHOW
The Hot Tub Piranhas 9:00 pm Listen to The Hot Tub Piranhas THE HOT TUB PIRANHAS

(Cancelled) Having Surgery
65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-6565

FREE SHOW
9:00 pm  JOHN JEROME

Reservations recommended
7 Central Street, Manchester, MA

Phone: 978-526-7494

FREE SHOW
9:00 pm  RICHARD JAMES BAND

funk/soul/rock/jam
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223

FREE SHOW
9:30 pm  DUELING BARITONE SAXES

285 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

Phone: 978-921-2233

FREE SHOW
9:30 pm  CRIPPLE COVE QUINTET

Featuring The Goddesses ~ Shake, Rattle and Roll
40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732

FREE SHOW

Jazz Lovers Weekend

Just because it is raining doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go out.

Menage a Trio w. Jack Senier & Thomas Hebb

118 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-7888
FREE SHOW

Jazz lovers . . .We’re back in the swing!
5:00 pm BARBARA AND AL BOUDREAU JAZZ

Supper Club with Marty Rowen
Cape Ann Brewery
11 Rogers St., Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: (978) 282-7399
FREE SHOW

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32nd Annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival

PRESS RELEASE
32nd Annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival
At the Shalin Liu Performance Center


Rockport Music’s 32nd Annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival opens on Friday, June 7 with wonderful chamber music offerings for all.


On
Thursday, June 13 at 8 pm, Rockport Music presents Wagner at 200 (and Bruckner at 189).  Primarily known for his operas, Richard Wagner’s 200th anniversary of his birth marks the tremendous influence his work had on the development of classical music.  His Tristan und Isolde is often described as the start of modern music.  His Wesendonck Lieder was inspired by Mathilde Wesendonck who provided the poetry for the five songs, two of which Wagner subtitled as “studies for Tristan und Isolde.”

This program features several outstanding young musicians including highly-acclaimed mezzo-soprano Naomi O’Connell who was recently hailed as “…a radiant mezzo-soprano” by the New York Times and is a 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition First Prize Winner. In this program, she performs Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder.  Other works in the program include Wagner’s Piano Sonata No. 3 in A-flat major performed by Cristian Budu, Siegfried Idyll (arr. for piano duet) performed by George and Andrew Li, and Bruckner’s String Quintet in F major highlighting violinists Joana Genova and Heather Braun, violists Ariel Rudiakov and Scott Woolweaver, and cellist Sophie Shao (winner of both Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions).  Tickets: $39-$58

On Friday, June 14 at 8 pm, celebrate the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth with a performance of his singular string quartet and Lady Macbeth’s Sleepwalking Aria from his popular opera Macbeth.  Mezzo-soprano Naomi O’Connell received rave reviews for her performance of this aria during her leading role in Master Class, opposite Tyne Daly.  Hailed by the New York Times as, “a radiant mezzo-soprano,”  she will also perform three additional Verdi songs: La seduzione, Stornello, and Brindisi.

The program includes Vittorio Giannini’s Quintet for Piano and Strings performed by pianist Adam Neiman, violinists Joana Genova and Heather Braun, violist Ariel Rudiakov, and cellist Sophie Shao.  At age 19, Shao won the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and won top prizes at both the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions. The New York Times called her interpretations “eloquent, powerful.”   Concert preceded by lecture at 7 pm.  Tickets: $39-$58

On Saturday, June 15, 8 pm, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and pianist Anton Nel perform a tremendous program including Mozart’s Sonata in F major, K. 377, Arvo Part’s Spiegel im Speigel, Ravel’s Sonata No. 2 in G major, as well as works by Piazzolla and de Falla.  Meyers performs around the world as a recitalist and soloist with major orchestras and her 2012 Air-The Bach Album debuted at #1 on Billboard charts.  An incredibly diverse musician, Meyers has collaborated with pop singing sensation Il Divo, as well as top jazz artists Chris Botti and Wynton Marsalis.  She performs on one of the most iconic violins ever made—the “Ex-Vieuxtemps” Guarneri Del Gesu (1741). The American Record Guide hails that, “through her peerless mastery and vivid imagination there seems to be no limit to the colors she can draw from her instrument.” 

Pianist Anton Nel is the 1987 first prize winner of the Naumburg International Piano Competition and a top prizewinner at the 1984 Leeds International Piano Competition.  An acclaimed Beethoven interpreter, Nel performs around the world as both a soloist and collaborator with the finest classical musicians of today.   Currently on faculty at University of Texas at Austin, he “…is a pianist of exceptional sensitivity and stylistic discrimination.”  Los Angeles Times  Concert preceded by lecture at 7 pm.  Tickets: $45-$65

On Sunday, June 16, 5 pm, The Boston Trio–Heng-Jin Park, piano; Irina Muresanu, violin; Denise Djokic, cello—perform Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces for Piano Trio, Op. 88, John Musto’s Piano Trio, and Brahms’s Piano Trio in C major, Op. 87. Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, these virtuosic and profound musicians are committed to creating exceptional and daring performances of standard and contemporary repertoire.  The Boston Globe hails that, “whenever this trio plays, drop everything and go hear them!” Tickets: $45-$65

With an international reputation for groundbreaking work reviving Baroque opera masterpieces, the Boston Early Music Festival, under the direction of Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubs, brings the glamorous world of Baroque opera to life, complete with an internationally-acclaimed cast of operatic stars, the Grammy-nominated Boston Early Music Festival orchestra, lavish period sets and costumes, astonishing special effects, and fantastic Baroque dance on Monday, June 17 at 8 pm.  The BEMF will present two stunning works of Marc-Antoine Charpentier—La Descente d’Orphèe aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs. Tickets $45-$78


The
Calder String Quartet will perform two concerts during the Festival—Thursday,June 20, and Saturday, June 22, both at 8 pm.  Hailed by the New York Times as “outstanding…superb,” the Calder Quartet defies boundaries through performing a broad range of repertoire and always striving to communicate the true intention of the composer.  The group’s distinctive approach and musical curiosity has brought them recognition for the discovery, commissioning, and recording of some of today’s best emerging composers.    Thursday evening’s concert will feature Salonen’s Homunculus, Bartok’s String Quartet No. 5, and Ravel’s String Quartet in F major. 

The Calder Quartet’s Saturday evening concert (June 22) will feature clarinetist John Bruce Yeh and pianist David Deveau performing  Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio in E-flat major, K.498 for clarinet, viola, and piano; Aaron Jay Kernis’s Perpetual Chaconne (2012) for clarinet and strings; and Beethoven’s String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131. 

A prize-winner at the 1982 Munich International Music Competition and the 1985 Naumburg Clarinet Competition, John Bruce Yeh is director of the Grammy® Award winning ensemble Chicago Pro Musica and Assistant Principal Clarinetist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  David Deveau is an avid chamber musician internationally acclaimed for his expressive and poetic interpretations.  Having performed with members of the Juilliard, Borromeo, Kronos, Orion, and St. Lawrence string quartets, as well as many others, he has also performed numerous premieres of composers such as John Harbison and Scott Wheeler.  Tickets: $45-$65

The Gotham Early Music Scene (NY)’s critically-acclaimed production of The Play of Daniel: A Twelfth-Century Music-Drama is performed at the Shalin Liu Performance Center on Friday, June 21, at 8 pm.  In the twelfth century, this production celebrated the Feast of Fools. Performing in full costume and sung in Latin, this moving drama incorporates lively music on medieval instruments and dance to tell the story of the prophet Daniel interpreting the handwriting on the wall and his miraculous delivery from the lion’s den.  “…charming production of this austerely beautiful work…”  (The New York Times).  Tickets: $45-$78

On Sunday, June 23, at 5 pm, baritone Mischa Bouvier, cellist Jay Campbell, and pianist Daria Rabotkina perform in a showcase of Concert Artist Guild Competition winners.  Pianists Yegor Shevtsov and Jacob Greenberg perform with Mischa Bourvier and Jay Campbell, respectively.  This NYC international competition has launched the careers of countless major artists over the past 50 years.

Praised by San Francisco Classical Voice for his “immensely sympathetic, soulful voice,” Bouvier is known for his tremendous communication skills and musicality.  Hailed as an “astonishing cellist” (Seen and Heard International) and for his performances which “conveyed every nuance” (The New York Times),Jay Campbell has earned awards from BMI and ASCAO Foundations which led to collaborations with such artists as Elliott Carter and Pierre Boulez to members of Radiohead.  Winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Daria Rabotkina’s earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees from Mannes College of Music and is completing her doctorate from the Eastman School of Music. “…a display of breakneck piano virtuosity…” San Francisco Chronicle

The evening’s program includes Mischa Bouvier performing Rachmaninoff’s In the Silence of the Secret Night and I Was with Her, Paul Bowles’s Blue Mountain Ballads, and selected songs by Charles Ives. Campbell performs Wuorinen’s An Orbicle of Jasp and Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne and Rabotkina performs Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite for solo piano, Op. 75.  Tickets: $39-$58


On Thursday, June 27, at 8 pm, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players perform with pianist David Deveau.

The 2012 Rockport Chamber Music Festival collaboration of Boston Symphony Chamber Players with pianist David Deveau was hailed by Keith Powers of the Cape Ann Beacon, “There were far too many musical highlights to spot individually; suffice to say, the trio sounded as if they had played together for years.”  This year’s program includes Mozart’s Piano Quartet in E-flat major, K. 493, Martinu’s Nonet, Carter’s Figment III, and Brahms’s Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114.  Tickets: $55-$85

Performing on Friday, June 28, at 8 pm, the Vega String Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at Emory University, is on the cutting edge of the new generation of chamber music ensembles.  After their Lincoln Center debut in 2001, the New York Times raved about their “playing that had a kind of clean intoxication to it, pulling the listener along…the musicians took real risks in their music making…”   They perform Haydn’s Quartet in B minor, Op. 33 No.1, David Kirkland Garner’s i ain’t broke (but i’m badly bent), Zhou Long’s Song of the Ch’in, and Beethoven’s Quartet in B-flat major, Op.130.  A Pre-Concert Talk is at 7 pm by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz.  Tickets: $45-$65 

Performing on Saturday, June 29, at 8 pm, Gold Medalist Winner of the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Cello Competition Sergey Antonov and pianist Ilya Kazantsev, 1998 Gold Medal Winner of the Artur Rubinstein International Competition in Paris, come together for a special evening of spectacular chamber music.  Antonov is known for his expressive playing and rich, warm tone.  He performs throughout Europe, Japan, and the US, and even performed a work specifically commissioned for him to perform with the Moscow Philharmonic.  Rhode Island’s Journal Arts hailed that his was, “…a performance with soaring phrases and a tone to die for.”  The evening’s program includes Grieg’s Sonata for cello and piano, Op. 36, Paul Creston’s Suite for cello and piano, Op. 66, and Rachmaninoff’s Sonata in G minor for cello and piano, Op. 19.  A Pre-Concert Talk is at 7 pm by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz. Tickets:  $45-$65 

Performing Sunday, June 30, at 5 pm, the celebrated Slovenian pianist Dubravka Tomšič performs a program of Scarlatti sonatas, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 (Tempest), Chopin’s Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, and works by Debussy and Liszt.  She is the only protégé of legendary pianist Artur Rubinstein, who considered her “a perfect and marvelous pianist.”  She has performed with the greatest orchestras and conductors in modern time and with more than 80 CD recordings released since 1987, Tomšič won the Grand Prix du Disque of the Franz Liszt Society for her all-Liszt CD in 2003.  Tickets: $55-$85

Community and Education Events

HD Broadcasts

Tuesday, June 17, 7 PM— Helen Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth II in the National Theatre of London’s The Audience.  The play directed by Stephen Daldry imagines discussions between Her Majesty the Queen and various prime ministers in their weekly private meetings.  “Helen Mirren, brilliantly reprising her Oscar-winning role.”  The Independent    Tickets: $22 Adults, $15 Seniors & Students

Community and Education Events

Saturday, June 15, 10 AM-Strings ‘N Things
A free community concert fun for people of all ages!
Generously supported by a grant from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

On Thursday, June 20, at 2 pm, come by the Shalin Liu Performance Center for an Open Rehearsal.  Observe the creative and collaborative process of a masterful group of musicians—the Calder Quartet!  Free and open to the public.

On Saturday, June 29, at 10 am, David Coffin delights audiences both young and old in performing on a wide array of early wind instruments.  Hear the history of the recorder from the primitive ocarina through the medieval gemshorns and the recorders of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.  This Family Concert is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, June 22, at 2 pm, watch a master clarinetist and teacher coach aspiring young musicians. John Bruce Yeh is an accomplished performer and teacher as well as a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has taught master classes at top universities and conservatories across the nation.

The Rockport Chamber Music Festival concludes on July 14, but other concerts and events continue throughout the year.  For ticket information and details on these and other 2013 Summer offerings, please visit our website at www.rockportmusic.org or gimmesound.com  Tickets are also available through the Box Office at 978-546-7391 or visiting 35 Main Street, Rockport, MA.  The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4 pm.

Dave Bailin and The Bailouts with Special Guest: Noe Socha @ MinglewoodAtLat43

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Photo by Joanne Silva

Dave Bailin & the Bailouts are back at the Minglewood this Friday night! We are also bringing back one of Boston’s fastest rising stars Noé Socha as our featured lead guitarist and harp killer! If you are on any heart medication you may want to skip this one, otherwise you are cleared to rock!

http://www.reverbnation.com/davebailinandthebailouts

noe poster

http://www.noemusic.net/

Looking for a Picnic

Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. More than 12,500 out of an estimated total of 22,000 specieshave been classified. They are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms a slender waist.
(Wikipedia)
Antz

Something to soothe your eyes

I’ve been too busy moving to do be able to get much together for a blog post – I’m working on something about all the great places to buy 2nd-hand items in Gloucester, based on my experiences these days, but it’s not ready yet! So, here’s a photo I took two years ago, on vacation in Ireland.

The lake in front of Kylemore Abbey, in Galway, Ireland

Matthew Green

Dory Racing Season Begins This Saturday!

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Elimination races to qualify to represent the US against Canada in the International Dory Races will take place this Saturday June 8th, 9:00 AM at Niles Beach in East Gloucester.  Racing teams must sign up Friday night 6:00 PM at St. Peter’s Square in Gloucester or email me before the 6:00 PM sign-ups to register (must be a member to compete).  We are hoping many teams will compete for the titles of Junior (men 18 and younger), Mixed Doubles (1 man/1 woman), Women (2 women), Masters (men over 40), and Men Open.  If you have never seen the dory races, please come down and check it out.  The last few years we have had very competitive races and some photo finishes.  If you are a former competitor and not racing, we could use some help timing, starting races and coordinating on the beach so please let me know if you can help out.

Best of luck to all competitors!

Erik

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Little Sandra 2002 from Paul Cary Goldberg

Joey
At the opening reception for the Working Waterfront exhibition at Flatrocks Gallery on Saturday June 1st in Lanesville, Bill Lee’s wife Sandy told me of the sinking of Little Sandra the night before.  Hanging on the wall in front of us was my photograph (attached) of Vessel Little Sandra Being Re-Nailed, which I took in 2002. It made me cry…
PCG

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