5 Things To Do This Week – 11/15/23
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*Newton Art Association hosts an online professional development presentation on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 pm with Santiago Hernandez: The Surround Sound of Art. The NAA is honored to host this event’s speaker, Mr. Hernandez, a visual artist, drummer, and university educator. More information on this event and how to attend the Influence of Music on Visual Arts (& vice versa) with Santiago Hernandez is available here.
*Check out two amazing Faculty Performances on Saturday, November 18th. Visit All Newton Music School at 4:30 pm for an all-Mozart program. Tickets for this opportunity to see dedicated teachers in action are available here. Then at 6:30 pm follow up with the incredible faculty musicians of the Suzuki School of Newton at the Newton Presbyterian Church. All are welcome to support this wonderful community and hear some beautiful music by purchasing tickets here.
*Commonwealth Chorale sings a new “composer concert” Glory and Praise at the Church of the Holy Name on Saturday, November 18th at 8:00 pm. With Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, Francis Poulenc: Gloria, Salomon Sulzer: Psalm 111, and César Franck: Psalm 150. Check out their website for tickets and complete program notes by Margarita Restrepo, Ph.D.
*Cappella Clausura closes out the weekend with Mendelssohn Hensel’s Das Jahr on both Saturday, November 18th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, November 19th at 3:00 pm. Capella Clausura is proud to be presenting the New England premiere of Das Jahr (The Year) broken up by vocal quartets and performed by their very own core group of 8 singers. Featuring pianist Lois Shapiro, this is a performance of musical excellence you do not want to miss. Tickets are available for performances at the First Unitarian Society in Newton and the Emmanuel Church in Boston.
*On Sunday, November 19th at 3:00 pm, Cherry Street Music hosts another Classical With A Twist event at The Allen Center with a tribute to Roland Hayes. In celebration of the centennial of Roland Hayes’ BSO debut, acclaimed baritone Philip Lima hosts and narrates a program with tenor Fred C. VanNess, Jr. including art songs, arias, and spirituals that honor Hayes. Joining the program will be the Boston Public Quartet: Betsy Hinkle, violin; Jason Amos, viola; Nicholas Johnson, cello; and Joy Cline Phinney, piano. Enjoy discussion and refreshments with the artists as well. Tickets are available for this 100th-anniversary debut of the great Roland Hayes.