5 Things To Do This Week – 12/15/21

5 Things To Do This Week – 12/15/21

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*In honor of Beethoven’s birthday, the Newton Free Library presents Paul-André Bempéchat’s performance of a selection of Beethoven’s sonatas today at 3:00 p.m.  Paul-André Bempéchat is a Music Fellow at Harvard’s Cabot House. A Juilliard and Sorbonne graduate, he has enjoyed a forty-year performing and teaching career on both sides of the Atlantic, having performed at venues as prestigious as Berlin’s Konzerthaus, the Vienna Festival, Jordan Hall, and Alice Tully Hall.  Register online here for a birthday tribute to Beethoven.

*Stroll down to Newton Centre for a Holiday Shop & Stroll on Sunday, December 19th, 2021 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Twelve pop-ups will be open in Newton Centre for a day of festive shopping.  The FUUSN Carolers will serenade shoppers with holiday tunes beginning at noon at Baramor.  All Over Newton has paired incredible vendors with local businesses for a fun day of shopping.  Check out participating Holiday Shop & Stroll locations here.

*Join Zamir Chorale of Boston on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. for a gala event, Hanukkah Happens, featuring the full Zamir orchestra.  Josh Jacobson and Cantor Elias Rosemberg join in for many old and recent favorites. The program will include Machtenberg’s “Shehecheyonu,” Bloch’s “Kedushah,” Jagoda’s “Ocho Kandelikas,” and a medley of melodies by Debbie Friedman arranged by Jeremiah Klarman. Tickets are “happening” here.

*Come listen to Storytime at Historic Newton every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds. The Storytime program engages kids ages birth to 3 years by focusing on literacy, Newton’s history, play, and lessons from our museums. Each 20-25 minute program includes a reading from a children’s book and a demonstration of a related activity that can be completed at home. Face coverings are required for all visitors over age 2 and will be available upon request. Sign up for updates on the Storytime web page. 

*The First Church in Chestnut Hill proudly presents Silent Night featuring the First Church Quartet with Kathryn Rosenbach.  Please watch online anytime to celebrate the holiday season with song.

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