5 Things To Do This Week – 02/01/23

5 Things To Do This Week – 02/01/23

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*The Scandinavian Cultural Center hosts Martin Hedmark: A Modern Swedish Architect in America on Saturday, February 4 at 1:00 pm. In collaboration with The New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Massachusetts architect Eric Inman Daum will explore the work of this young Swedish architect. Tickets are available here to learn how Daum used Swedish architectural history to address the demands of an increasingly industrialized and urbanized Sweden. 

*Join Newton Baroque on Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 pm for Concerto delle Donne 1585:  Music for the Three Ladies of Ferrara. Newton Baroque takes on Madrigals by Luzzaschi, De Wert, and Marenzio with Teresa Wakim, Angie Tyler, Shea Brown on Soprano, Laura Jeppesen on viola da gamba, and Andrus Madsen on Harpsichord. Get your tickets to hear work from the women who cultivated a style of ornamentation and a new way of performing madrigals that had everything to do with what became the Baroque style.

*Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra presents Salon 2 on Sunday, February 5 at 8:00 pm at our very own Allen Center for Arts and Culture. One of Pro Arte’s regular string quartets returns to the intimate stage of The Allen Center with a warm, welcoming winter afternoon concert. For more cozy programming info and tickets visit their website here.

*The Newton Cultural Alliance will host the Charles River Regional Chamber for their Winter Celebration at the Allen House on February 8th at 6:00 pm. After a three-year absence, this big annual event to kick off the new year and launch the Love Local campaign is back to support local restaurants and communities. Tickets are currently sold out but a waitlist is available here.

*On February 2nd at 5:30 pm Newton Art Association hosts the opening reception for From the Heart, a juried exhibit featuring work by over 60 artists inspired by Maya Angelou’s wise words: “All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us that we are all more alike than we are unalike.” Using those words, artists have examined ideas that range from personal heartbreaks and joys to more universal concepts of inclusivity, cooperation, unity, and creativity. Find more info about the exhibit running from January 27 – March 10 at the Mosesian Center for the Arts.

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