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BC bOp! will be joined by jazz ensembles from Souhegan HS, Londonderry HS,
Milford HS and the Manchester Community Music School.
Boston College’s BC bOp! Returns to SHS for Jazz Night #1
AMHERST – The Souhegan High School Music Department will host the first Jazz Night of the year on Friday December 7, 2018 at 7:00pm. This year marks the 18th anniversary of the Jazz Night series of concerts hosted at SHS. To kick off our 18th anniversary season, we are proud to welcome BC bOp! to SHS.
In its 30th year at Boston College, BC bOp! is a 28 piece instrumental and vocal jazz ensemble that performs traditional and contemporary jazz literature. Its repertoire of over 50 selections includes music from the 1940s to the present and is designed to satisfy a variety of musical tastes.
BC bOp! may be heard frequently during the year, both on and off campus. Additionally, the band has performed at a number of prestigious public events around Boston, including the 50th wedding anniversary of former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, the American Cancer Society Ball, and a John F. Kennedy Memorial Ceremony at the Massachusetts State House.
Over the years, BC bOp! has traveled far and wide, swinging hard before both national and international audiences. Annual performances at the BC Arts Festival include the always popular “Dancing with bOp!” and featured performances with jazz greats like Mike Monaghan and Herb Pomeroy. In February 2012, BC bOp! was the only university ensemble selected for the Young Artists Concert at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho. Most recently, bOp! performed at the ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY.
BC bOp! will be joined by jazz ensembles from Souhegan HS, Londonderry HS, Milford HS and the Manchester Community Music School. General Admission at the door is $10.00. Doors will open at 6:30pm. For event information, please contact Carl Benevides at email@example.com.
Rehearsals for the 31st Annual Messiah Sing! in Mont Vernon, are now in progress. Performances will be held December 1st and 2nd.
31st Annual Messiah Sing! in Mont Vernon
MONT VERNON – The Mont Vernon Messiah Sing! Committee has selected the rehearsal and performance dates for the 31st Annual Messiah Sing! In Mont Vernon. The invitation to join is open to all who love to sing. Soloists are selected from the chorus during auditions following the second rehearsal. The music used is selections from the G. Schirmer score for the work by G. F. Handel. A limited number of scores are available for loan and scores are available for purchase for $10. The rehearsals and concerts are held at the Mont Vernon Congregational Church at 4 South Main Street in Mont Vernon.
Rehearsals will be held on Sunday evenings November 11, 18, and 25 from 6:45 to 9:00PM.
Performances with orchestral and organ accompaniment will be held Saturday, December 1 at 7:00PM and Sunday, December 2 at 4:00PM. Admission is free and a free will donation opportunity is provided during the performances.
The Messiah Sing! tradition was begun by a small group of very courageous church members and their choir director who recruited their friends and persuaded their neighbors to join in the fun the first year. It has grown to include as many as 125 chorus members from 21 communities and an outstanding small professional orchestra has been added. The trumpet and timpani surely add to the thrill of the performances. The talented director is Jennifer Erdody who also directs the Milford HS music program and the Souhegan Valley Chorus.
For additional information please call Kathie Fitzgerald at 673-2696 or visit the Facebook page: Messiah Sing – MVCC.
Holiday POPS Concert with the Manchester Choral Society
Join Manchester Choral Society for these special concerts which feature all of your holiday favorites plus a narrated version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas with the orchestra and an audience sing-along with the Manchester Choral Society and Orchestra, the MCS's children's chorus (2G MCS), and the New England Youth Chorus!
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7 PM
St. Joseph Cathedral, 145 Lowell Street, Manchester, NH
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3 PM
LaBelle Winery, 345 Route 101, Amherst, NH
Use links above to order tickets online or call (603) 472-6627.Join us for your an evening of holiday classics and other works with 2G MCS, The Londonderry Dance Academy choir, and orchestra. Download/Save poster.
The Manchester Choral Society is committed to sharing and promoting the best choral music of a variety of styles and periods through vibrant performances, collaboration, and educational and community outreach.
Established in 1961, MCS is a non-profit, auditioned community choir and continues to be one of the region's most respected choral organizations.
The Currier Museum of Art shop has a large selection of items including prints from collections, textiles, jewelry, paper and home goods, books, and hand-crafted gifts made by artisans both locally and worldwide.
Shop for Artsy Gifts during Currier Museum Weekend: November 23–25, 10am–5pm
MANCHESTER – It’s the season of holiday shopping! Join us for Currier Museum Shop Weekend, November 23 through 25. Artistic, imaginative, one-of-a-kind gifts – with a 10% non-member discount all weekend long and 25% off for Currier members. Other specials include a 25% discount on new memberships, a free Currier catalog with a purchase of $100 or more, and a free pick basket prize with all purchases.
This special shopping weekend comes with extended hours – 10 am to 5 pm, and parking is free. You can visit the Currier Museum Shop without paying museum admission…but we hope you will!
Member’s Monthly Special
Get into the festive spirit! Members receive 10% off all holiday cards in the Currier Museum Shop this November. They are the perfect way to share memories and special moments with friends and family this season.
The Currier is pleased to present its newest publication, The sculpture of Giovan Angelo Montorsoli and his circle: Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence with essays by Alan Chong, Lorenzo Principi and Kurt Sundstrom. This exhibition catalogue is now available in our Museum Shop for $39.95. Special member price: $35. Visit the Currier Museum Shop on Amazon to explore our selection of exhibition catalogues online.
The Currier Museum of Art is located at 150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH. Learn more at: currier.org
Come learn the art of making Dot Mandala Ornaments, Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 1 PM – 3 PM. at Wild Salamander. Registration is Required
Making This Season an Artful Holiday of Gift Giving!
HOLLIS – Need a break from Christmas shopping and wrapping? Come treat yourself to a relaxing evening of painting an ornament in a mandala Christmas style.
We will start out going over the basics of creating a mandala, paint consistency, how to mix paint and tools used for this art. After a bit of practice we will work together and follow step by step to create your ornament. This art requires NO previous artistic experience so please join us and bring a friend.
All materials provided and you will go home with a very unique Christmas ornament to keep or give as a gift. Dotting tool sets will be available for purchase so you can continue at home!
The Wild Little Art Shop is a community minded, artist inspired and happily shake-the-hand of every artisan represented here. Your purchase supports a person, a community, a small business and a local economy… and with it you take a small part of the artists heart.
Opened in 2014 the shop was created to offer local artists a venue to sell prints, cards, jewelry, pottery and more. We work with approximately 40 artists to bring you a variety of handmade items.
NHAC Hosts Annual Holiday Open House, Nov. 23-25
MILFORD –New Hampshire Antique Co-op invites all to their Annual Holiday Open House, held the weekend of November 23–25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shop is festively decorated for the holiday season and visitors are invited to enjoy delicious refreshments, cookies and other sweet treats.
The Holiday Open House features three days of events, including a gift card raffle, a scavenger hunt, a food pantry donation drive, as well as special savings throughout the shop. New Hampshire Antique Co-op’s dealers are stocking up their booths with unique antique gift ideas and nostalgic items of yesteryear.
Friday, November 23, kicks off the festivities, including a weekend-long storewide sale on Black Friday. Visitors can stroll the charming Main Street shops of New Hampshire Antique Co-op and discover unique items sure to please the antique enthusiasts on their gift lists. Take a chance on guessing how many candy canes are in a jar—the closest guess wins a $100 New Hampshire Antique Co-op gift card. Test your scouting skills with an antique-themed scavenger hunt to win prizes.
Next is Small Business Saturday, a nationwide endeavor to encourage patrons to shift their shopping. Remember to shop small and shop local throughout this holiday season. Your local family-owned businesses truly appreciate your support.
Don’t miss SHARE Sunday, when customers are encouraged to bring in donations of non-perishables and dollars to benefit SHARE, a local food pantry based in Milford, New Hampshire. SHARE donations will gladly be accepted all weekend long. Look for the donation box in the front plaza at NHAC.
All are welcome to NHAC’s family-friendly traditions at the Annual Holiday Open House. Drop in for some old-fashioned cheer. Shop local and treat yourself to a weekend of antiquing—it’s the perfect solution to enjoy the busy holiday season.
"Vase with Bluebird", Pastel on Paper 16 x 18 by Sandy Machell
Friends of the Amherst Town Library November Art Exhibit
AMHERST – The Friends of the Amherst Town Library welcomes Sandy Machell and her contemporary realism paintings on display for the month of November on the main floor of the Amherst Town Library. Come in to immerse yourselves with these gorgeous paintings full of light and beauty. Sandy masterfully paint in both oil and pastel creating depth and charm in each of her paintings. Stop in anytime the library is open during the month of November to view her exhibit.
Sandy, a Plymouth State University graduate, is a resident of southern New Hampshire and maintains a studio in Nashua. After earning her Bachelors of Science in art education, Sandy directed her focus to developing a style of painting which would satisfy her means of expression. In 2003, she began her studies in Manchester, New Hampshire for an extended period of time at The Ingbretson Studio of Drawing and Painting. This studio is an atelier where the tradition of “The Boston School” is the foundation, tracing back to the ateliers of the 19th century impressionists of Paris.
In the style of contemporary realism, Sandy paints in both oil and pastel, where her primary focus is still life. Sandy maintains her strong foundation for drawing, strong light affect, and overall unity in her works. She has exhibited in numerous juried shows throughout New England and has received many awards. She is signature member of The Pastel Society Of New Hampshire, an associate member of The Guild of Boston Artists and an associate member of the Oil Painters of America. Visit Sandy’s website at www.sandymachell.com for more information and to view her gallery of paintings.
The public is invited to view Sandy’s exhibit at the Amherst Town Library located at 11 Main Street in Amherst. For questions or more details contact Sharron April at FOLartists@gmail.com. Interested in having an art exhibit, please contact Sharron at the before mentioned email.
Brant Taylor, cello with Stefano Sarzani, guest conductor, Saturday, March 9th at 8 pm Keefe Center for the Arts, Nashua.
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"; followed by An Irish Christmas (Saturday, December 8, Nashua and Sunday, December 9 in Concord); Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles with Symphony NH (Saturday, December 29 in Nashua); 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.
PR Tarbell – "Migration Relection II", oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in
“Fall Art Exhibit” at Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Artists: Stephanie Bush, Dustan Knight, Pamela R. Tarbell, and Soo Rye Yoo, four mature women artists with impressive resumes on exhibit through December 24.
CONCORD – As artists, they started drawing with crayons from an early age and never looked back. Their talent was noted in high school as their love of art expanded. Continuing to art school they honed their skills, receiving Bachelor of Fine Art Degrees en route to their successful careers.
Stephanie Bush grew up in Canada and received her fine art degree before moving to Vermont, where she settled and raised a family. Her love of painting cows is evident through the connection she establishes in their direct and gentle gaze.
Dustan Knight’s love of flowers lead her to write a book, and to give art lessons and demonstrations to numerous groups. With seasonal changes, she is moved to paint abstract birch trees in the so-called off season.
Pamela R. Tarbell is director of the Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden for the twenty-two years. She was recently picked by New Hampshire Magazine as one of the women artists in New Hampshire to keep your eye on.
Soo Rye Yoo is from South Korea and has settled into New Hampshire as her permanent home. Her contemporary paintings are inspired by the natural surroundings and her appreciation of the environment.
Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden
236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, NH
Thursday-Sunday 11-5 or by appointment
"Great Horned Owlet Caught in Branches Cambridge". photograph by Howard Muscott
Howard S. Muscott is Artist of the Month at the ArtHub Gallery
NASHUA – Amherst, NH resident Howard S. Muscott will be displaying his artwork at the Nashua Area Artists Association Art Hub Gallery, 30 Temple Street, Nashua, during the month of December.
A reception will be held Thursday, December 6, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Howard Muscott’s photography has captured the exquisite beauty of the natural world and the amazing wildlife within it for more than 45 years. Grounded in his early years of hiking, backpacking, and mountain climbing, Howard's love for nature photography is fueled by the exquisite beauty of the natural world. “The ideal photograph tells a story that speaks directly to the heart and moves people to self-reflection. It combines one’s vision for the image with the best natural, ideally golden light, and requires both persistence and opportunity.”
Self-taught, Howard has had more than 25 individual and 40 group shows highlighting among other things autumn colors, Southwestern peoples and light, the mountains of Alaska, Colorado and the Pacific Northwest, and wildlife. Howard’s work has been published on the cover of national journals in education, in newspapers and books, and used on educational and other websites. Howard was the featured artist at the 34th Annual Beaver Brook Fall Festival in 2014. He has won numerous awards for both wildlife and portraits including most recently, Best in Show four years in a row for his Snowy Owl in Flight, Black Bear in a Storm, Great Gray Owl Flying into the Golden Light, and Prayerful Owl at Beaver Brook Association. He is currently the chairperson of the High School Scholarship program at the Manchester Artist Association. His work can be found on his website (www.chasingthegoldenlight.com) and at various stores, galleries, and office buildings around NH.
Start a wonderful Holiday Season with tickets to Jazz Night #1 at SHS, Messiah Sing in Mont Vernon or Manchester Choral's POPS. Decorate ornaments at Hollis' Wild Salamander or select art inspired gifts from Creative Ventures, NHAC or the Currier.
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