5 Things To Do This Week – 2/5-2/11

The Newton Cultural Alliance highlights our member events happening around Newton this week. Enjoy a great winter week of arts & culture!


*Join Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra for their All-Mozart Salon on Thursday, February 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Gregorian Rugs, 2284 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls. Come and enjoy this classic all-Mozart program, featuring the rich tenor voices of french horn and viola. The rarely heard horn quintet, featuring the playing of Pro Arte’s principal horn Robert Marlatt, will surely be a treasure. Also featured is one of Mozart’s most famous chamber music works: the iconic viola quintet in G minor with its hauntingly gorgeous melodies. Cost: $20-25. More info at proarte.org.

*The Scandinavian Cultural Center presents Voices of Scandinavia on Saturday, February 8, at 1:00 p.m. at their location at 206 Waltham Street, West Newton. Brothers Lawrence Wilde and Charles Boguinia come together to present a program of piano music by Edward Grieg and new compositions for the Swedish nyckelharpa, violin, and piano inspired by Swedish and Norwegian Folk music. The concert will open with a discussion about Scandinavian folk music and a demonstration of the Swedish nyckelharpa. Cost is $15; free for SCC Members. More info at scandicenter.org.

*The Newton Art Association presents Artist Demo: Carolyn Letvin – Painters Should Be Printermakers on Sunday, February 9, at 2:30 p.m. at the Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street, Newtonville. Join NAA for this exciting artist demo! Refreshments at 2:00 p.m. FREE and open to the public. More info at newtonartassociation.com.

*All Newton Music School presents Renese King in Concert on Sunday, February 9, at 3:00 p.m. at their location at 321 Chestnut Street, West Newton. Renese King is a talented instrumentalist and arranger whose soulful and moving voice has been called “resplendent” by The Boston Globe and garnered her a Boston Music Award for Gospel Artist of the Year. King has toured with the Boston Pops, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and many other orchestras, and was a featured artist on the soundtrack to the Emmy award-winning film Freedom Riders, which was produced for National Public Television’s American Experience. Single tickets: $15. More info at allnewton.org.

*Newton Nomadic Theater presents the Nomad Story Slam on Sunday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Gregorian Rugs, 2284 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls. Join Newton Nomadic Theater for the next Nomad Story Slam! The theme for this slam is ‘danger.’ Come and hear true-life stories from your neighbors and friends, as well as special guest, Moth storyteller Cheryl Hamilton, or throw you own name in the hat to tell your own story. Cost is $10. More info at https://sites.google.com/site/newtonnomadictheater/the-nomad-story-slam.

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