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Dan Kennedy on Piano – Crowell Chapel Manchester MA

FEBRUARY 15, 2014    AT 4 PM

~ you’re invited ~ to a con­cert by an award-winning con­tem­po­rary instru­mental pianist in the vibrant acoustics and classic inte­rior of Crowell Chapel … see Dan Kennedy, piano – live the Crowell Chapel, 4 Rosedale Ave., Man­chester, Ma 01944

4:00 pm, Sat­urday, Feb­ruary 15, 2014
(617) 755‑9299 www​.the​crow​ellchapel​.com
$20 | $15 stu­dents and chil­dren under 12
~ recep­tion to follow ~

•Dan’s album INTUITION peaked at #7 on the ZMR Top 100 Chart, an inter­na­tional chart

•INTUITION was named a Top 10 New Age Album of 2012 by John P. Olsen of NewAgeMusicWorld​.com

•INTUITION was selected as an Audiosyncracy “Best of 2012″ CD

•Dan’s tune DULCIMER IN G has been in rota­tion at SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s ”Spa” since 2009

•Reviews New Age (RNA) Video of the Month, May, 2013 for Dan’s nature-based video ‘Could Be’ watch here!

listen at dan’s web­site

To purchase  tickets for  this  event:

Please  purchase  tickets online  at  www.crowellchapel.com using your  credit  card.

Tickets may also  be  purchased from Woody Kelly at 617-755-9299 or at  Nor’east Frameworks and  North Coast Too…

When it comes to local entertainment the days of procrastination are over

I love to procrastinate.  One of my Grandfather’s favorite sayings (he had lots of them) is “Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow, ’cause you might not have to do it.”

It used to be that if you wanted to see live music in Gloucester and Cape Ann, you could decide at the last minute, stroll down to the venue just before showtime, get your tickets at the door, mosey on in and find a good seat.

Those days are gone.  Oops, did you want to see Chelsea Berry & Friends at Crowell Chapel on Dec 7 or Cape Ann Big Band’s Shalin Liu matinee on Dec 8?  Too bad.  They’re sold out.  The good news is that Chelsea & Friends added a new show on Dec 8 and there are still a few tickets for Cape Ann Big Band at 7pm.

But if you wanted to see Overboard on Nov 30 at Old Sloop, you’re just plain outa luck. They’re completely sold out.  So are a number of other local shows between now and Christmas.

More good news : we added a Sunday Matinee on Dec 15 for our Henri Smith Christmas show at The Larcom Theatre in Beverly, so you can still get good seats.  And there are still a few seats left to some of the Shalin Liu shows we told you about in this post.  But these won’t last long, so don’t think you’ve got much time to decide.

I think we can probably all agree that having a thriving music scene in Gloucester and Cape Ann is a good thing for all of us — even if it means we miss a few shows because we don’t pay attention to posts like this one that tell us to save the date.

Viva Verde – Celebrating Verdi’s 200th Birthday

Thanksgiving week starts with “Viva Verdi!” Saturday, November 23 at Crowell Chapel

Check Other Upcoming Events Below

The Diva and the Fiddler

The Diva and the Fiddler

Thanksgiving week starts this Saturday with American Soprano Diana Jacklin, and leading Austrian violinist Hartmut Ometzberger throwing a 200th birthday celebration for Giuseppe Verdi at Manchester’s Crowell Chapel at 7:30. They will be performing Ometzberger’s beautiful arrangements of Verdi, Mozart and Turn-of-the-Century songs in Manchester’s visually stunning 1903 chapel.

See the program, bios of the performers and other Holiday Music events at the Crowell web site (thecrowellchapel.com). And while you’re on the web, help with historic preservation by “sharing” this event with your friends through the Crowell Chapel Facebook page.

The Concert Series is sponsored by the Historic Manchester Trust which helps care and advocate for the maintenance of Manchester’s historic structures. Tickets are $25, and $15 for students and children under 12. Purchase them online, at local stores in Manchester-by-the-Sea including Nor’East Frameworks, North Coast Too! or by calling Woody Kelly at 617-755-9299.

The Manchester Council on Aging is offering Seniors special $10 tickets and transportation to the event. For information or tickets please call them at (978) 526-7500.

Free street parking at the edges of the Rosedale Cemetery. Parking directions are on the website: www.thecrowellchapel.com.


Viva Verdi 250x200 copy


Chamber Music @ Crowell Chapel on Sunday 7/14

Join Us for Arcadian Winds

Date: July 14, 2013
Location: Crowell Chapel
Artist: Arcadian Winds

“A Night at the Opera!”

The Arcadian Winds wood­wind quintet will present their pro­gram “A Night at the Opera!” a cel­e­bra­tion of famous arias by Puccini, Verdi and Bizet in addi­tion to their own pop­ular arrange­ment of Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll.”  Other works include excerpts from Paquito D’Rivera’s “Aires Tropicales.”   The sound of the wood­wind quintet offers a broad range of depth, color and variety of sounds, that lends itself per­fectly to these rich vocal works.  The majority of the pro­gram will fea­ture arrange­ments unique to Arcadian Winds, cre­ated by clar­inetist and long­time Arcadian Winds member, Mark Miller.


Brindisi from La Traviata  Verdi [1813–1901]/arr. M. Miller

Sigfried Idyll    Wagner [1813–1883]/trans. M. Miller

Aires Tropicales  D’Rivera [b. 1948]

4. Vals Venezolano

3. Habanera

6. Contradanza


Carmen Suite  Bizet [1838–1875]/arr. M. Miller

1. Aragonaise

2. Habanera

3. Seguidilla

4. Intermezzo

5. Couplets and Toreador Song

“Songs Without Tenors”  arr. M. Miller

La donna è mobile (from Verdi’s Rigoletto)

Una furtive lagrima (from Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore)

E lucevan le stele (from Puccini’s Tosca)

Nessun dorma (from Puccini’s Turandot)

Ah! mes amisPour mon âme (from Donizetti’s La Fille du rég­i­ment )

Visit our website for more information about Arcadian Winds and to Buy Tickets

ARCADIAN WINDS was founded at Boston University in 1987 as a wood­wind trio con­sisting of flute, clar­inet, and bas­soon. The ensemble expanded to a wind quintet in 1989 and has since pre­miered almost 50 new works and cham­pi­oned many others. As recip­i­ents of Chamber Music America’s “Residency Partnership Grant” in 2004, the Arcadian Winds pro­vided a year-long inten­sive chamber music expe­ri­ence for stu­dents in the Boston Public Schools, cul­mi­nating in a per­for­mance of a com­mis­sioned piece by Daniel Pinkham for the pro­grams’ top wind players.  With a strong com­mit­ment to edu­ca­tion, the group con­tinues to bring chamber and con­tem­po­rary music into the public, pri­vate and com­mu­nity schools in the Boston Area including ongoing work as fac­ulty with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra.

When does “the season” start? Today!

Live music is already playing at Motif #1 Day (see Motif #1 live music schedule here).  Brad Byrd headlines at 4pm in Dock Square.  All free!

Then it’s a HUGE night on Cape Ann.  You can’t possibly see it all, so you’re gonna have to choose.  See the full live music lineup here.  Aren’t you glad you live in a community with a vibrant local live music scene?  Twenty Two local artists performing today alone!

Crowell Chapel is a gem of a venue in Manchester and tonight you can see award-winning Boston singer/songwriter Meg Hutchinson with local rising star, Joe Wilkins opening.   Get tickets here.  Here’s a taste of Meg:

Cool stuff reminders and a rising star video

Amid the flood of info that washes over us every day, it’s often refreshing to get a reminder of some cool stuff we might have missed.  Here goes:

  • Espressos has jumped into the live music scene.  Check out their lineup.
  • Live music starts at 6 tonight and 11:30 am tomorrow (see schedule here).  Plenty of good shows you can take your kids to all over Cape Ann.
  • Seasonal wine and beer licenses kick in on Monday (April Fools Day — seems fitting somehow).  So The Cave, which is usually closed Mondays is having a wine tasting 4-6pm (more about that here).
  • You can help support Cressy Beach Restoration at the CPA meeting on Tuesday (4/2) 6pm at City Hall First Floor Council Conference Room (more on that here).

Here’s a very good music video by rising star Brendan James.  You can see him at Crowell Chapel tonight with guests Brian Jarvis, Charlee Bianchini & Dave Brown.  Tickets & details here.

TICKET UPDATE: Big Band Sold Out, Few left for Chelsea Berry, David Maxwell, Brendan James, Henri Smith & Charles Neville, Livingston Taylor

The season is heating up and you just can’t wait until the last minute to get tickets any more.  Here’s the scoop.

Cape Ann Big Band’s Friday concert @ Shalin Liu is already sold out, but you can still get tickets to see Blues piano man David Maxwell next Saturday and also Livingston Taylor on 4/13.

There are also a few tickets left for two excellent Crowell Chapel shows this week: Chelsea Berry and Dawn Mitchele tomorrow (WED) and Brendan James with Brian Jarvis, Charlee Bianchini & David Brown on Saturday.

Tickets and a limited number VIP Packages are still available for Henri Smith featuring Charles Neville – next Saturday’s benefit for the fourth Y Teens Rebuild New Orleans trip.

Check the complete live music schedule for all live music on Cape Ann.