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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.
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.
Thanksgiving week starts with “Viva Verdi!” Saturday, November 23 at Crowell Chapel
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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.
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
Carmen Suite Bizet [1838–1875]/arr. M. Miller
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 amis…Pour mon âme (from Donizetti’s La Fille du régiment )
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.
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:
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).
TICKET UPDATE: Big Band Sold Out, Few left for Chelsea Berry, David Maxwell, Brendan James, Henri Smith & Charles Neville, Livingston Taylor
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.
Check the complete live music schedule for all live music on Cape Ann.