Whether you like to be entertained by taking in a show, acting in the PTA Play this spring, or visiting a local art gallery, treat yourself in 2019.
Chamber music feeds the soul, and there’s nothing they love more than sharing it with each other, and with new audiences.
Blossom: A Hands-on Mixed Media Workshop
AMHERST – Brighten up a January night with a mixed media workshop at the Amherst Town Library! Join us on Monday, January 28 at 6:30PM and explore color, details, and text while using paint, ink and gels. You will start with a touch of color and layer up from that adding a lush blossom to top it off. Have some fun and create a beautiful garden ready to frame, hang on your wall, and enjoy for years to come. All skill levels are welcome to take part, and all materials will be provided.
The workshop will be led by Rebecca Killeen-Brown, a local artist working in photography and mixed media. Currently she offers mixed media workshops so people can explore their creative side, and a photography lecture on the beauty of old buildings. Her work has been on display at the Hollis Social Library, Rodgers Memorial Library, Fitchburg Art Museum, Loading Dock Gallery, Design 639, Beaver Brook Fall Festival, Wild Salamander, Chelmsford Center for the Arts, Chelmsford Public Library, Wilton Public Library, Townsend Meeting Gallery, ArtUp Lowell, and as part of the Currier Photo Slam Slideshow. She enjoys making a mess while creating mixed media pieces that are explosions of color, it allows her to freely create pieces from my mind.
All adult programs offered at the Amherst Town Library are free and open to the public. However, registration is REQUIRED for each program due to space limitations. Because of the limited number of attendees, this program is limited to Amherst Town Library cardholders.
Aztec Two-Step Featuring Rex Fowler & Friends
PETERBOROUGH – With their captivating sound and endearing stage presence, Rex’s new trio will perform vintage and recent Aztec Two-Step fan favorites as well as forgotten gems, Saturday, February 2 at 7:30pm. Bass Hall at Monadnock Center.
Presenting renowned folk-rock group Aztec Two-Step, now featuring lead singer, songwriter and original founding member, Rex Fowler. The band's new ensemble features multi-instrumentalist Dodie Pettit, bassist Steven “Muddy” Roues and drummer/percussionist Roger Post.
Originating from a chance meeting at a Boston folk club open mic night in 1971, Aztec Two-Step burst on the scene in ‘72 with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records. Their first album and three subsequent albums for RCA Records made the duo staples of progressive FM and college radio, helping to usher in the folk/rock music of the 1960s into the 1970s and beyond.
Songwriter, recording artist and theatrical performer, Dodie had a distinguished 15-year career on Broadway, which included being an original cast member of The Phantom of the Opera. She also appeared in two other Tony Award winning musicals CATS, and "Titanic." Dodie and Rex first met when she was a session player and singer on ATS’s album,“ Time of Our Lives” (1980). Her recent solo CD releases include "Songs From The Journey", "Playin' With The Boys", "In My Own Voice", and "Long Road."
Advance tickets may be purchased on the PFMS Website. Select the concert and follow instructions for purchase and check out. Tickets will be held for you at the Ticket Office.
By Mail: Send a check for tickets with a self addressed, stamped envelope to: Peterborough Folk Music Society, P. O. Box 41, Peterborough, NH 03458. Phone number for more info: (603) 827-2905.
“Northeast Motion” by Daryl D. Johnson 30 x 40” Oils on canvas
Amherst Artist to Exhibit at Concord Chamber of Commerce
CONCORD – The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce will host an exhibition of oil landscapes by Daryl D. Johnson titled “New Hampshire Landscapes in Motion” during the months of January through March, 2019.
Described by Art New England magazine as “…gestural realist landscapes with the overall effect of speeding through layers of lighted space,” Johnson’s oil paintings of landscapes are inspired by her motorcycle travels. The original oil paintings are awash with the energy of movement and nature with shifting patterns of water and rising transient clouds.
Daryl D. Johnson was born in Manhattan, grew up in NYC’s suburbs and moved to New Hampshire in 1988. Johnson has a BFA from Hope College in Holland, MI and studied at the Vermont Studio School and The Art Students League of New York. Johnson’s paintings have won numerous awards and are in private and corporate collections throughout the world including Fidelity Investments, Delta Airlines and Pepsico. She is a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association and maintains a studio in Amherst, NH.
Johnson says of her work: “The views are familiar, but the subtext is the underlying chi, the sweeping momentum. The earth “breathes” in and out with compositions of uplifting shapes. These oils on canvas celebrate the vibration of the planet.”
The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is located at 49 South Main Street in Concord, NH. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5pm
Symphony NH Announces 2018-2019 Season: Celebrating Mozart
NASHUA – Symphony NH presents the 2018-19 Season: Celebrating Mozart, to include The Music of John Williams; Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony"; An Irish Christmas performed previously.
Coming up: Mozart and Beethoven (Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Nashua); Mozart 40 and Elgar Cello Concerto (Saturday March 9, 2019 in Nashua and Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Concord); and Barber’s Adagio and Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony (Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Nashua); with performances at Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm Street Nashua and the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince Street Concord.
The orchestra’s 95th season introduces an exciting new concert series, “Symphony NH Presents,” which combines exceptional performers with your symphony.
Whether you enjoy a fresh take on your favorite Beatles songs or delving into a piece of music to listen in new ways, Symphony NH’s 2018-19 season has music for everyone. Season subscription tickets are on sale now and single tickets will go on sale July 1st. Subscription Series tickets are $18 to $52, with subscriber discounts, discounts for seniors 62 and older, $10 student tickets and free tickets for younger audience members ages 15 and under. Symphony NH Presents tickets are $25 to $65. For concert and ticket information visit: www.symphonynh.org, call (603) 595-9156, or stop by the Symphony NH office located in the Court Street Theater Building at 6 Church Street in Nashua.
Teen Fiona, Ella Hogan, Princess Fiona, Autumn Fichera, Ogre Fiona, Alexandra Hallett and Young Fiona, Natalie Conklin
Shrek The Musical Jr! Comes to AMS, March 15-17th
Shrek, Miles Biskovich and Donkey Julia DowdAMHERST – The Amherst Middle School is proud to present Shrek The Musical Jr!
The cast and crew have been working hard since October to prepare and to share the story of everyones favorite Ogre. Shrek and Donkey (played by eighth grader Miles Biskovich and eighth grader Julia Dowd) lead a cast of fairytale misﬁts on an adventure to rescue a princess and ﬁnd true acceptance.
Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. shares a powerful message of acceptance. The cast has been busy learning songs, dances and blocking for the March performances while the crew are working tirelessly on production aspects including costumes, sets, props, photojournalism and brand ambassadors.
Join AMS Theater Club in the swamp on March 14th, 15th, and 16th at 7pm and March 16th and 17th at 2pm. Tickets go on sale starting February 12th at Amherst Middle School, Moultons, The Homestead and The Black Forest Cafe in Amherst NH and Toadstool in Milford NH.